Ben Wilson, Author

23 September 2022

Join Postal Marines

Eighteen years in the making, the first four novels of the Postal Marines are coming soon to an Amazon near you. The idea for the Postal Marines started in 2004, and I started plotting and writing in 2006. That includes rough plots for sixteen novels, grouped into four quartets.
Join Postal Marines
Read More
3 August 2022

Heartbeat: July 2022

Welcome to the fifth heartbeat of 2022. As promised, every six weeks I update you on my progress. This one is a few days later as I lost track of my schedule.
Heartbeat: July 2022
Read More
21 June 2022

Heartbeat: June 2022

Later than promised, this is the fourth heartbeat. Every six weeks, I’ll send another update as I finish and release the first Postal Marines quartet by 3 November 2022. Why later? I skipped the May heartbeat. This should be the fifth heartbeat.
Heartbeat: June 2022
Read More
19 June 2022

Recovering the Postal Marines

There are five pillars to being a successful writer: cover, description, storytelling, promotion, productivity. Of these pillars, a lot of authors focus on storytelling…at least in the beginning. Eventually, the good ones learn to focus on all five. The good thing is authors do not need to master all of...
Recovering the Postal Marines
Read More
31 March 2022

Heartbeat: March 2022

As promised, this is the third heartbeat. Every six weeks, I’ll send another update as I finish and release the first Postal Marines quartet by 3 November 2022.
Heartbeat: March 2022
Read More
13 February 2022

Heartbeat: February 2022

Postal Marines Needs You. Just picture an old guy in a top had pointing a finger at you. Would you help make this a success? I am looking for a few of my US-based insiders who will read the early draft and provide feedback. Not only will you get a...
Heartbeat: February 2022
Read More
12 February 2022

Heartbeat: September 2022

Welcome to the Sixth heartbeat of 2022. As promised, about every six weeks I update you on my progress. My goal is to finish the first four books of the Postal Marine Series by November 2022. This honors a commitment to myself I made after the 20 Books to 50K...
Heartbeat: September 2022
Read More
3 January 2022

Heartbeat: January 2022

This article is my first attempt to provide structured periodic updates. Basecamp’s Heartbeat method provides updates across the company and inspires me to do the same. I scheduled updates on my calendar set for every sixth Thursday. As I write this, the first snow of the season falls outside my...
Heartbeat: January 2022
Read More
5 December 2021

Hiatus

There is a two-year gap between the prior post and this one. Not that I have written nothing, but that none of it was useful. I took a break from the Postal Marine series, and tinkered with an Alternate History series. After putting myself into an editorial death spiral with...
Hiatus
Read More