Welcome to The Fiction Factory - a blog that Ben's being writing on the side since he was a lot younger and a lot prettier. The Factory is smorgasbord of blogs and videos about Ben's progress as an indie author, his research and creative processes, news about new books, self-publishing advice, and whatever else he stumbles across on the internet – usually cat gifs.

June 9, 2019

It's time for another BenCast vlog! In this vlog, I brave the vicious hordes of squirrels in the park to tell you about all the 99c/99p book deals I'm running.

May 17, 2019

The latest BenCast is up! In this vlog, I explore some more of the wilds and wildlife of Vancouver Island in preparation for the British Columbia-inspired fantasy trilogy I'm writing after the Scalussen Chronicles. Bears? Check. Eagles? Check. Big ole trees? Check.


March 19, 2019

In this vlog, I head down to one of my favourite harbour spots to let you know about the release of Breaking Chaos, book three of the Chasing Graves Trilogy.

February 7, 2019

It's been a damn exciting start to the year for me, what with Grim Solace out and The Written becoming an Amazon bestseller. It's been hella busy, too!

October 11, 2018

Have you ever heard a golem speak? Well, now you can! Quick hint – It sounds somewhat like a landslide...

Listen for yourself in this snippet from The Heart of Stone #audiobook, read by Adam Stubbs 👂🤘

If you haven't got your copy of The Heart of Stone in audio yet, fin...

September 11, 2016

One week has passed since the reveal of the cover of The Heart of Stone, so now that the cat is out of the bag, I thought I'd take this opportunity to give you an update on its progress.

The great news is that Heart of Stone is almost finished. I'm now going back over a...

August 1, 2016

So this is it – my author timeline so far, illustrating when I started and published 9 out of my 10 books (all except the French translation of The Written, which was published in June 2015).

Inspired by something similar that Mark Lawrence has done in the pas...

March 13, 2016

Writing's a funny old game. So hermitic and yet such a widely shared experience. Each writer has their own way of writing, and yet we all seem to share the same problems. From accidentally deleting chapters and pulling long hours to the adjusted views of reality and ma...

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