We’re joined by archeologist and author Benjamin Cross to talk about his new novel, Colony. But that’s not all! We discuss a whole litany of topics. 

Benjamin tells us what it’s like to use his archeology background to help shape the world of Colony as well as how it helped with forming a more realistic setting for his horror thriller. We also discuss his writing process and how it has evolved over the years, the trials of getting his first novel published including working with literary agents and editors for the first time, and how he has been able to build up his social media following and the importance that has with book sales.

We also touch on book reviews, creating characters, and the importance of pacing. There’s a lot of great stuff in this one!

You can find Benjamin and his work at:

https://www.benjamin-cross.com/

Twitter @BenCross_author

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/benjamincross.author/

On Instagram @benjamincross.author 

And on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56807194-colony

DBS #43: Books, Writing, And Japanese Fiction Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

During the cold open, Spencer gives us his mini-review of Stephen and Owen King's co-written novel, Sleeping Beauties. After that, we get into a mix of reading and writing talk.  We discuss some words we avoid using in our writing, and then the conversation morphs into narration styles and storytelling techniques that bug us. We end things by talking about what we want to read next for the podcast and get into a conversation about Japanese authors. If you want to check out our work, head on over to http://www.drunkenpenwriting.com You can follow us on Twitter @drunkpenwriting Caleb's Twitter @calebjames1986 Follow our Instagram page @drunkenpenwriting And like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/drunkenpenwriting
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