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.

July 25, 2018

Feast your eyes on the highlights of the Terrible Ten Con! Here's what a fantastic group of authors and I got up to last weekend down in Luray, Virginia. I was thrilled to finally meet these people face to face after years of purely online interaction. Stories, tips, m...

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...

June 16, 2016

I've been doing some googling, finding out the most common searches for "why are writers/authors...". Here are the results. Enjoy.

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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...


Today on the Factory I'm honoured to be joined by two of the best western and western fantasy authors out there - Arianne "Tex" Thompson (author of One Night in Sixes and Medicine for the Dead) and Stark Holborn (of Nunslinger fame). I've put togther a panel blog all...

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The Forever King - Second Sneak Peek

October 3, 2019

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