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Ben Adams

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Like a lot of people, Ben went to school, then college and eventually grew up and got a responsible job, a house and a family.

And then his mid-life crisis kicked in.

Realising that life was in danger of becoming all too serious, Ben started writing. Not in the way that Forrest Gump started running, but at least he started.

He wrote on steamed up mirrors in the bathroom to make his children smile. Eventually he graduated to making up stories to entertain his kids at bed-time.

For some reason his boys didn’t seem interested in his tales of everyday life, relationships, family, trauma, farce and the occasional bit of debauchery. His 12 year old son prefers JK someone or other.

Following his short-lived career as a children’s author, Ben now con
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Ben Adams I am still an aspiring writer myself but my advice to others would be 'write, write, write'. Don't get too sidetracked reading a million blogs on how…moreI am still an aspiring writer myself but my advice to others would be 'write, write, write'. Don't get too sidetracked reading a million blogs on how to write. Set yourself a clear writing goal - I.e. to write a novel, or a short story, or a poem or whatever it is you would like to do. And then try not to get side-tracked.

Your first attempt will not be perfect, but by the end of it you will be a better writer than you would have been if you had just read loads of stuff on how to write.(less)
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Jaye, really sorry, I have only just noticed your question. I would have replied straightway had I seen it sooner.

I am afraid that the answer is that I haven't got a clue. Your guess is as good s mine. Probably better in fact! Remember, you are asking someone who doesn't know what he is doing when it comes to social media / web stuff.

Is it something to do with registering as a Goodreads author? Or maybe the people I follow are authors? I know that when you follow someone, they don't necessarily follow you back, but a 'friend' relationship is a mutual relationship.

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age of loneliness


When I was first asked if I would consent to being featured in a documentary about loneliness, I was pretty nonplussed.


Although my wife and I had just split up and I was spending at least part of the week living on my own, I still hadn’t come to terms with my own feelings, let alone being ready to talk about them on camera.


Could I really go on the telly and tell people how bereft I felt?


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Six Months to Get a Life (Humor)
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Description: Graham Hope had a wife, a detached house in Surrey and two perfect children. Until today. He now has an ex-wife, his parents’ spare room, the dog and the kids at weekends. He might be lost and lonely but Graham is not a victim. Six months from today he will be forty-three. He vows to sort his life out by his birthday and host the party to end all parties to celebrate. He gives himself six months to get a life. Graham has no idea how his mission will end. Will he play a useful role in his boys’ lives? Will his mates take him under their wing? Will he get a new job and a place to live? More importantly, will he ever get a date? Will he ever have sex again? For Ben, failure isn’t an option.

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" Michael, thanks for your comment. There's a London ALLi meetup too, but I haven't got to it yet. I am intending to soon though.

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Ben
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Mariℓina Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!





message 6: by Karen

Karen Malena Very nice to meet you! Thank you for the friend request!


message 5: by Ben

Ben Adams Thanks Louise. Great to make your acquaintance.


Louise Hart Thanks for the friend invite. Good luck with your book.


message 3: by Laura

Laura W Thanks for the friendship Ben!


message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Ben and good luck with the book.


Brigitte Thank you for the friendvite Ben. Good to meet you :)


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