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Ben Gosling
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Here's my latest piece for the Storytel.la blog, which looks at the esoteric art of 'dangerous writing'.
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Put your fear, heartbreak and shame on display for all to see, and then lie through your teeth about it. Sound dangerous? That's exactly what it's supposed to be.

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According to Hemingway, writers "must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day". Is loneliness a necessary part of the life of a writer? Here I talk about writing and isolation, and go into candid detail about my own experiences with depression.

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According to Hemingway, writers "must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day". Is loneliness a necessary part of the life of a writer? Here I talk about writing and isolation, and go into candid detail about my own experiences with depression.

https://storytel.la/blog/article/lonesome-animals/
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It is 1959, in the Beat Hotel in Paris, and William S. Burroughs is cutting up a newspaper...

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It is 1959, in the Beat Hotel in Paris, and William S. Burroughs is cutting up a newspaper...
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The easiest step towards refining your writing process is determining what kind of writer you are. But worrying too much about method can distract you from actually telling your story.

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The easiest step towards refining your writing process is determining what kind of writer you are. But worrying too much about method can distract you from actually telling your story.
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Most of us have found that the middle of our stories are prone to waver and become bloated with half-ideas and needless exposition. But rather than an impatient slog towards the ending, the middle of a story should be taut, tense and exciting – both for the reader and writer. https://storytel.la/blog/article/how-beat-sagging-middle-syndrome/

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After the fresh excitement of the introduction and before the long-awaited climax, there exists the middle: often the trickiest part of a novel to write. Find out how to keep a story's middle chapters as tight and engaging as the opening and closing acts. https://storytel.la/blog/article/how-beat-sagging-middle-syndrome/
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