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.

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...

March 29, 2018

Ladies and gentlefolks, I have the privilege, nay the honour, to introduce my guest for today’s interview. He’s a formidable chap you may have heard of before, and he’s managed to spare a moment from the Hartlund civil war to talk to me. Weighing in at two tonnes, he’s...

December 1, 2017

It's that time of year again. The day of feasting and cheer draw closer. Though I normally celebrate with a sale or a giveaway, this year I've decided to do something new for Christmas, and that something new is a Fantasy Christmas HamperTwo hampers in fact...

November 29, 2017

The latest BenCast is up 🤘 In this new vlog, I talk about the current drawing competition I'm running where you can win 3 SIGNED, DOODLED and DATED copies of The Heart of Stone. I also let you know about the new crowdfunding page I've launched on Patreon. Unlike Kicks...

November 18, 2017

It's been a great month for Hartlund's favourite golem. I'm thrilled to say that Task and The Heart of Stone was voted Best Self-Published Novel in the Booknest Fantasy Awards, and as of this morning, snuck back into the SPFBO competition via Kitty Gray's shortlist. Bo...

October 18, 2017

In this new BenCast, I give you the low-down on what I've been up to since Dubai. First and foremost, as you may have heard, my latest novel—The Heart of Stone—is up for Best Self-Published Novel in the Booknest Fantasy Awards! (You can vote in the awards right here: h...

September 1, 2017

In the latest BenCast, I report on the progress of The Heart of Stone in Mark Lawrence's SPFBO 2017, and also talk about some exciting news – for the first two weeks of September, I'll be running a big sale of The Heart of Stone.

As of today, you can get an ebook copy f...

May 5, 2017

It's been a few weeks since the last vlog, and over a month now since the release of my latest book The Heart of Stone. I've got some news on how the launch has gone, what you can read next in the same world, and news on a big move happening for me.

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