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.

December 3, 2016

Here's another video for all you #NaNoWriMo2016-ers. Now that November's finished, what's next for you? I chat about a few paths you can take once you've finished your book.

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May 26, 2016



A few weeks ago I received a Facebook message from a young writer who we'll call Barnabas for the sake of anonymity. Here it is: 


“Hi Mr Ben, my name's Barnabas and I've never actually read any of your books but I do write fantasy myself. I am still currently in scho...

February 17, 2016


As a self-publishing consultant I'm often asked what my top tip is when it comes to publishing your own books. As it always proves a little tough to narrow down on one tip, I've written out my top five for you instead. Whether you're a NaNoWriMo winner who's wondering...

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The Forever King - Second Sneak Peek

October 3, 2019

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