Ben's Not Writing

Occasional blog of Ben Walker, occasional writer. Constantly distracted by books, the internet, movies, videogames, cooking...

Despite all this, I've written one body horror book - MELT - which you can buy online if you like (Amazon, B&N, iTunes).


The Mysterians - art by Lt. Colonel Robert Rigg (1959)

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“Once I learned to value and respect my characters, I could really hear them. I let them start talking. The important thing is not to censor them. What they are talking about may not seem to have anything to do with what you as a writer are writing about but it does.”

—   August Wilson (via theparisreview)

I found a copy of the Twilight AU that became 50 Shades of Grey.





  • It’s called Master of the Universe.
  • It was originally published on (aka where fanfiction goes to die).
  • E.L. James’ pen name was Snowqueens Icedragon because of course it was.
  • Snowqueens Icedragon does not use quotation marks. 
  • She does, however, make up expressions like "my very small inner goddess sways in a gentle victorious samba" and “I can almost hear his sphinx-like smile through the phone.”
  • They spend more time filling out sex-related paperwork than they do actually having sex.
  • This is my reaction to all of the sex scenes:
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  • Because the human body doesn’t work like that
  • This is my reaction to everything else:
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  • Because the english language doesn’t work like that.

The 50 Shades of Grey trailer just dropped, so here’s a link to the original Twilight fanfiction that the book is “based” off of, because if you’re gonna read the book before you see the movie you might as well read it in its original format. 

i got through three pages before i had to stop or risk throwing my laptop across the room



he makes bella blam just from blowing on her titty

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Based on scientific facts!
Easy to forget how great this record was. I wish I’d kept my vinyl copy, if only for Spinderella’s Not a Fella (But a Girl DJ).Also this is 25 years old. Cue oh god I’m so old musings.
Testing out some ideas for the cover to novel #2. This might end up as the ebook cover, not sure yet.

Reblog if you’re not Tumblr famous, and you post the stuff because you like it, and you follow people because you actually like their blog.

(Source: itschrisdapher, via bruitist)

“If you can see on your first day what’s going to happen, the reader can likely guess as well.”


The Blob (1958), Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

This monster B-movie doesn’t deliver as much silly blob “horror” as I was hoping for, but what I actually liked about this cult film was its message about how common it is for an older generation to fail to value the intelligence of a younger generation, a way of thinking that still creates a divide amongst people of different ages today. 

Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 66%, IMDb : 6.4


Terrore nello spacio (Planet of the Vampires ) ,by Mario Brava ; 1965


Terrore nello spacio (Planet of the Vampires ) ,by Mario Brava ; 1965