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The home of Ben Caleb Rose:
a writer of copy and nonfiction –
and a damn good lover
of fantasy,
a hot brew,
and a chocolate biscuit.

Caleb Creative is a portfolio for all things I write. Mainly, however, it is there to showcase my copy and nonfiction.

thinking, while updating my website.

Professional introduction:

I have not long completed the end of a Creative Writing BA (Hons) degree at Arts University Bournemouth. When I entered the course, I thought of myself as a writer of fantasy-fiction and country songs. However, I soon started exploring, growing confident, and falling in love with a variety of other writing forms – two of which (nonfiction and copywriting) are now crucial to who I am as a writer.

Furthermore, when turning to these forms, I cannot help but draw upon my passion and interest for psychology – mainly that which tackles the subjects of family, parenting, and adolescence. These, among others, are key subjects I discuss in my current work-in-progress – a memoir-and-advice book: 9 Months, My Arse (and the ‘Arse’ that is Adult-Adolescence – a Product of Chaos). For me, no matter the writing medium, people are your audience – so, why not try to understand them the best I/we can?

Memoir-and-advice book:
I lost my extreme-premature son 8 days after he was born at 23 weeks and 4 days gestation. The chaos that ensued encouraged me to write as healing. Now, I have returned to this writing to tell the story of how such an event changed me as a person and gave me a wider sense of adolescence – something I call ‘adult-adolescence’ in the book. This project, in its current form, is called: 9 Months, My Arse (and the ‘Arse’ that is Adult-Adolescence – a Product of Chaos).

“I only came for medicine,” Angelica said, “not some lesson on goats.”

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9 Months, My Arse:

9 Months, My Arse (and the ‘Arse’ that is Adult-Adolescence – a Product of Chaos) talks about how ‘chaos’ (moments in your life that utterly rattle your normality – in my case, having, and losing, an extreme-premature baby) often leads to ‘adult-adolescence’ – a significant change in your adult-self. With this in mind, I open up about how I felt, handled, and bounced-back after everything my partner and I went through in our chaos. In its current rendition, the structure of the book is as follows:

  1.  Introduction – a brief introduction to the two concepts, ‘chaos’ and ‘adult-adolescence’.
  2. Welcome to Oxfordshire! (The place that will make you, break you, and leave you to make yourself once more) – a 20K story retelling the events surrounding our extreme-premature son. It starts with the night before his birth, primarily focusing on the eight days we spent in the unit, and concludes with (or near to) our present day.
  3. Rising from the Chaos: Made, Broken and Left to be Made Once More – a 30-40K word section where I explain all the factors that went into our grief, recovery, and new normality that followed. Some of the chapters in this section include the likes of: CIRCLES, where I talk about how I visualised my partner and I as the ‘bullseye’, and the different members of our ‘bubbles of origin’ as the circles around us; CHANNELLING CHAOS AND CHANGE, where I explain how we channelled our thoughts, feelings, and memories into activities and creations (such as writing, crafting, or reading) and how channelling can suit anyone going through chaos and adult-adolescence; and THE IDEA AND THE REALITY, where I discuss how we were mourning two different things – the reality of who our extreme-premature son was, and the idea of he we had thought he might become.

That is a lot of things, both varied and big, to comprehend with as a sponge.

‘9 months my arse (and the ‘arse’ that is adult-adolescence – the product of chaos)’

Find Ben Caleb Rose on social media:

You can find Ben on most social medias as ‘Ben Caleb Rose’. See below for a list of links.

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It all starts with a “Hello.”

‘taste the wine’

Contact: Ben Caleb Rose

T: +44 (0) 7790606966
E: calebcreative@mail.com