|Bullock shares his voice|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:02|
“I’ve sung all over the world and told these stories time and time again.”
Now it’s time these stories find their place on the pages of magazines, newspapers and maybe even a book some day.
Musician Verne Bullock saw an ad on the internet a few months ago that asked, “Are you a writer?” As an entertainer, guitarist and vocalist, he’d been telling his stories for years, but now was his chance to have his stories in writing.
Bullock submitted a short story about his beginnings as a musician and the positive impact two teachers made on his life.
“It moves them,” said Bullock, remembering what it was like telling this story to audiences all over the world. “It blows me away every time I tell it.”
Bullock eventually got word back from the publication. “They said, ‘You’re going to get published,’ and I said, ‘Wow!’”
Pieces of Denver, according to their website, is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine that offers a unique format, capturing news, sports and commentary written by everyday local people.
Bullock didn’t get paid for his story published in Pieces, but the magazine provided a wonderful platform for him to share a piece of his life, his childhood, his passions.
“I want people to start reading and not stop until the end,” said Bullock. He plans to continue writing, with another story about the first time he flew a plane, and more ideas for stories about his Bible cover business and other aspects of his life.
“A book is just one story at a time,” he added, hinting that he’s dreamed of writing an entire book some day.
Holyoke residents might remember Bullock from his 16 years here in the ’80s and ’90s. He’s back in Holyoke for a time, and as always, is enjoying sharing his music and stories.
To read from Bullock's perspective, click here.
Holyoke Enterprise March 15, 2012
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:06|