Ben Slythe

The Official Site


About Me

Welcome to my official site. I know an official site sounds rather, well, official, but I’m starting to become a published author and it seems I should have somewhere to put things.

Anything that is on this site is canon. For example, my name really is Ben Slythe. Trust me.

I’m currently writing in more than one genre, and more than one ‘universe’ as well. I have therefore broken the material up into things related to each universe as I have things to post.

The content of this website is set in this universe. It is, in other words, the universe in which you are currently sitting reading this site. If you find that the universe in which you sit isn’t the same one as the person sitting next to you then I can’t help you, sorry.

If you’re here to find out about me then I’m truly sorry you don’t have a more interesting life. I suggest you take up fencing, both the sport and the boundary-delineation activity are equally valid and allow a person to work off irritations quite nicely. Please don’t ask me for advice on fencing, I know very little about it.

My writing covers as broad a range as it’s possible to create without resorting to libel, or tabloid journalism as I believe it prefers to be called.

In my spare time I read other people’s books and in my spare spare time I am actively looking for a cure for vegetarianism so we can rid the world of this terrible condition once and for all.

I can be contacted via my e-mail:

I can also be contacted on Facebook or, depending on physical distance, by shouting.

I suggest you try e-mail first, then shouting.

Please enjoy this site responsibly.


A day of workshops, 13th October 2018
Murderous Medway

Graham and I are presenting the first of three workshops for the Rochester Literature Festival on the 13th of October. They all sound rather good, actually...

The previous weekend the festival is doing a series of panels of crime writers and experts for those who enjoy some thrill with their quill. Tickets to everything are available now on the RLF website.


Screenwriting for the rest of us

By The Lens is a site for screenwriters. It's filled with useful articles, example scripts and tools and resources to help anyone write a screenplay that makes an impact.

Anyone can benefit from a reminder of the basic principles of storytelling in a structured form, even if this isn't your first script. The site's free and if you'd rather have something hands-on, details of how to arrange a workshop are there as well.

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