#056: Ben Errington – Starting with just a cover, gaining confidence as a writer, and positivity on social media.
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Ben Errington is a writer from Bristol, UK. With debut novel ‘Ten Tales of the Human Condition’ and novella ‘Dye Pack’ under his belt, Ben’s fast-paced, chaotic, cinematic style has earned him many plaudits. He co-created the post-apocalyptic Luchador comic book El Marvo with Luke Kondor and is the co-host of horror movie discussion podcast Horror Hangout.

He’s also a member of the storytelling collective Hawk & Cleaver and one of the minds behind the highly successful fiction podcast ‘The Other Stories’, which releases original narrated horror, science-fiction and fantasy shorts every week.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • Publishing his first short story quickly
  • Public accountability
  • The early days of Hawk and Cleaver
  • Using the momentum from small wins to complete his first novel
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Gaining Confidence as a writer
  • Trusting the process
  • Collaboration
  • Designing his own book covers before starting to write
  • Tips for authors working with their cover designer
  • The importance of positivity on social media
  • Curating your social feeds
  • Writing for an audience of one
  • Repurposing content

Find out more about Ben:

https://linktr.ee/ben_errington

https://twitter.com/ben_errington

https://www.instagram.com/ben_errington/

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Special thanks to:

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