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Like it so far? Spread the word!

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So far: has had a couple hundred hits, and the facebook page has about 15 “likes”– including from such luminary literary giants as Lord Max Witherspoon(1) and Marcel Proust(2)!

Have you liked what you’ve read so far? Help a guy out and spread the news! You could review the Kindle edition, post a comment here, click “like” on the facebook page, or tell your friends using your “mouth” (I know. Gross.)

Thanks for your help!


(1) This is a genuine nickname. You know who you are.

(2) Despite having died in 1922, Proust remains very active on Facebook. It annoys his wife to no end. “Why don’t you get outside more, that’s enough with the Farmville!” she is often heard to say.


Now on Kindle!

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Can’t wait to find out what happens? Flow is now available on Kindle! Buy it for only $8.00– which is a steal, by the way. Why, it’s over 50,000 words, at $8.00… that works out to… well, you do the math. This is Benawrite, not Benarithmetic. Geez.

Anyway: I’ll put up some kind of “buy it!” link on the menu bar above later, but for now if you’re itching to buy the kindly version, visit Amazon.

For those of you having trouble deciding whether to buy Kindle, wait for the soon-to-be-released paper version, or enjoy the free chapter-by-chapter posts here, I’ve come up with a few helpful bullet points of the various advantages and disadvantages.


  • Advantages: Saves trees. Helps support Jeff Bezos’ inexplicable addiction to Fabrege Eggs and unicorn meat.
  • Disadvantages: With all of these gizmos, we’re bound to run out of electrons soon. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


  • Advantages: Has that new-book smell. Don’t pretend you don’t like that. Also, I’ll be happy to sign your paper copy for free if you buy it from this site, if I can ever figure out how to do that. Sell it here, I mean. I’m reasonably good at signing my name, if someone lends me a crayon that’s not too sharp.
  • Disadvantages: All of these books piling up is weighing down the planet and will shortly send us spinning off into space.


  • Advantages: It’s free. Duh.
  • Disadvantages: You have to wait… chapter by chapter… in anticipation… your blood pressure is rising… what, oh what will happen? … I can’t take it anymore! Where’s that credit card??


Flow: An archive post

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This was the original post that originally contained the first version of the first chapter, which has since been updated and reposted. I’m just saving this to keep the comments below.


Flow: An introduction

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Flow is my first sizable hunk of fiction, a full-length novel that was pretty much written with my then-11-year-old daughter in mind. It’s young-adult-ish, but includes big words like “alacrity” because I don’t patronize kids. Figure it out, or look it up!

My plan is to dribble it out, about a section a week. It’ll take about a year to get to the end. I like to think that will be worth it! Subscribe via e-mail or on your favorite RSS reader, or read the PDFs through the links in the posts. Please feel free to post comments, positive or negative, but let’s keep it friendly here.  Thanks, and enjoy!