THE FICTION FACTORY BLOG

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 24, 2015

I'm very pleased to announce that Bloodmoon, the second book in the Scarlet Star Trilogy, has been released, and is now available to buy!

 

I'm extraordinarily pleased on two fronts. Firstly, it's the fastest I've ever written and published a book, released barely 7...

February 4, 2015

 

 

 

A fine evening to all you fine people!

 

Now, as many of you may know, I have now launched myself (bodily) into the sequel to Bloodrush - Bloodmoon. I'm pleased to report that it's going very well indeed. We're already 10,000 words in and going strong, and it's been r...

January 7, 2015

 

 

When I first sat down at my desk (or writing cave, as I like to call it) to eagerly type the first few lines of Bloodrush, I couldn’t help but wonder whether I was taking a step too far. I wondered whether I was making a mistake. Perhaps I had even gone a little bonk...

December 24, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s always good to look back on the year that’s quickly crumbling away, round it all up, and also tell you what you can expect from me in 2015. This author has a lot stored…

 

Overall, 2014 has been a great year. There have been the few obligat...

December 10, 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

 

How would you like to get your paws on a signed copy of the new book – Bloodrush? You would? Good, because I’m giving away 3 signed copies to 3 very lucky winners.

 

This competition is very simple to enter, and pretty damn f...

November 3, 2014

It may be my birthday today, but that doesn't mean I'm the only around here getting presents!

 

I think the title says it all - today I'm revealing the first five (that's right: FIVE) chapters of Bloodrush before its December release. 

 

I'll be posting more updates, compe...

October 16, 2014

Right, you crazy lot. It’s time to bring you up to speed. Apologies for the radio silence again. It’s not been the easiest of months trying to juggle so many aspects, and having several projects come to an end in the same weekend. However, I have persevered, and with t...

September 3, 2014

I’m pleased to say that my project to fund the release of Bloodrush is live, kicking, and already at 22%! So far we’ve raised £450 of the £2000 target.

 

"Oi, Ben. What is Bloodrush?"

If you haven’t already heard, Bloodrush is my newest book – an epic western fantasy set...

August 14, 2014

Hot on the tail of the last blog, where I revealed the title of my brand new and forthcoming book – Bloodrush, I’m happy to inform you that you can now get directly involved with its release!

 

In 10 days’ time, on the 23rd of August, I’ll be launching a Pubslush project...