A New Adventure

The most exciting news of the year so far for me was landing a position with the great folks over at 25yearslatersite.com earlier this month. It was news I certainly was not expecting and something that happened over only a few days. Monday I was an aspiring part time fiction writer and pharmacy manager without even a inkling that 25 years later were looking for new writers, then by Friday I was all of this things as well as a very excited staff writer for the site.

Having just submitted my first article to my editor, I wanted to share with you a little more depth in to this news as well as give a little exposure to the site. 25YL started out as a site for the return of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks on Showtime. Most recently though it has branched out in to all manner of other TV and Film, not just posting reviews but delving deeper in to their subject, asking questions and posing theories, not to mention interviews with some very awesome people!

I would therefore urge you to take a look at the site if you enjoy TV and film. Maybe there’s an aspect of your favourite show you had never even dreamed of, but these guys are exploring it! I’m extremely pleased and excited to be embarking on this new adventure, and I hope you are too.

Click here to go to the site!


Where have you been??

So I just checked my blog feed an realised that my last post was on the 30th October last year. Almost 5 months!!

This begs the question, where the hell have I been?

Well, throughout November I took part in NaNoWriMo. I had planned to be much more active throughout the month, posting snippets of the story I was writing etc. But working full text and writing everyday took its toll on my and I had to focus solely on those two tasks. In the end, I finished NaNoWriMo a winner! Yay!

Following NaNo, I was ready to move house. Me and my wife purchased our first home in September and by the end of November we were almost ready to go and by the 15th December it was moving time.

Moving and Christmas took up all my time and then settling in, unpacking, doing bits of DIY, getting a new roof and decorating just sucked away all my time and energy for weeks.

Now though I feel I’m back on track. We’re mostly settled and nearly unpacked 😉

I have much more time for reading and writing (although I still waste most of my time procrastinating). I must admit I haven’t written a word of story since the end of NaNo and I have only reviewed about 2 pages of the NaNo manuscript. I do however find myself overflowing with creativity and have at least 3 new stories ready and waiting to be tapped out.

I’m hoping 2018 will be my most creative and productive year to date, and I hope you too will come along for the journey with me.

I want to keep this blog as updated as possible and will strive to bring news, reviews and other bits at least once a week.

So stay tuned, friends, and have a great day!

NaNoWriMo 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce my participation in National Novel Writing Month for 2017 which begins in just 2 weeks!!!! 1st-30th November.

Over the coming days i will be making announcements about the novel that i plan to write and my fundraising effort, as well as how you can get access to the novel as i write it!

Stay tuned…..

Happy reading.

Where am I?

Im Here! I’ve been away, literally. Several weeks ago i promised a book review and it never appeared. Truth is, i was busy getting married. July has been a complete blur, having 3 weeks away from work and even longer away from my office it has been a whirlwind and possibly the quickest month of my life. 

Now though, im back. Back at the day job and back at the night job if you catch my drift. Ive even read a couple more books in that time that i need to review but most importantly for now, the review of Gwendy’s button box is written. Its sat on my mac waiting for me to proof read and then you can have it. So THIS week its dropping for definite! 

Peace. 😉

New Book Review on the way

Hi Everyone.

I wanted to let you all know that my first official book review is on its way. I recently finished Gwendy’s button box by Stephen King/Richard Chizmar and will be writing up my thoughts on the book this week, so expect it to drop at the weekend. Fingers crossed anyway.

Happy reading folks!

Bens Book Corner

Introducing Bens book corner!

Bens book corner is a new feature that I will update regularly with views, opinions and reviews on books that I’ve bought and books that I’ve read. It will also feature an up-to-date reading list of what I’m reading and what I’m hoping to read next.

Click Here to navigate to Bens book corner or Click the link in the menu bar at the top from any page on the site.

Let me know what you think I should include in my book corner and feel free to interact with any updates and reviews and let me know what you thought too!

Thanks, and happy reading!

Im Alive!

As Jeff Lynne once sang…’I’m Alive!’

Iv’e neglecting this website, and to some degree, writing in general for quite a few months now. I would like to however offer a bit of an update for those of you who may read this.

Since the launch of Eldorado last year on Wattpad I have been pretty silent and not much work has been done on Eldorado. While I am not in a position to offer any more content for it, I am planning to reformat and do a quick edit of the chapters that are available. the aim of this is to tidy up any spelling errors and typo’s to make the text look a little more professional and indeed a little more like I care (which I do). The aim of the reformatting is just to make the reading a little more fluid. As it is, each scene is presented as a ‘part’ but on reflection, this will lead to a huge amount of these ‘parts’. The plan is therefor to have one part as one chapter and all the scenes from that chapter will be contained within rather than separated. My hope is that it won’t be too confusing though for the reader if I upload a few scenes to an already existing part!

Secondly, I am currently working on a brand new project. The idea for which spawned a few years back and I did even write a few chapters around that idea. Since then it has evolved and become an entirely huge and wonderful story that I can’t wait to show to you all.

I will try to keep everyone as updated as possible and I will hopefully have some more scenes of Eldorado to share soon. until then, Happy reading folks!