Saturday, August 31, 2013

Quick NOTESs: August #2

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to the latest Quick NOTES. I apologize for being a day late but I got some quick info for you.

- Free 'Shell' Fridays came and gone. I hope you all got your copy yesterday on Amazon Kindle.

-NEWS and NOTES will be this Monday September 2, 2013. I'll have the Facebook Event Planner setup and ready for the next month.

That's all for Quick NOTES. Thank you for joining and have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.

Until Next Time...

See ya.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday Rants: August 28, 2013

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to another round of random ranting. Today, I'll holding another 'Thoughts on Writing' session. The next three sessions, I will talking about the three things you may have seen on Fictionaut Profile Page; My Mantra, The Way of The Writer, and The Strength of a Writer. These may be very brief and short. Again, these are only my thoughts and not an absolute or a governing rule. My thoughts are subject to change as time rolls on and new things occur around me in my everyday life. So let us begin.

[Thoughts on Writing: My Mantra

This was the first thing I wrote in my profile page on Fictionaut. It kind of just came to me based on my experiences in learning how to right. I try my best to live up to my mantra, but I still feel I have along way to go to become a strong skilled writer.

-I write for everyone to read and enjoy.

While although many readers have particular tastes, that doesn't automatically mean I should exlude them from reading my story. The objective is to make sure my writings, no matter how quirky, or niche, I want these stories to be read by everyone. It is very important to me to make sure that my stories are accesible to everyone. Even if in the end they don't understand the stories, what's important is that did read it.

Most importantly, I have to make sure it is enjoyable. Reading is suppose to be fun, intriguing, and griping at times, but if readers do not come out of the story entertained and felt a level of enjoyment, then I know my writing is terrible. It is very important to bring our the joy in writing.

-I write to train hard to be a good author.

I am not a good writer, even if critics and fans say the contrary. I am always, ALWAYS, training, practicing, learning to be a good writer. Part of that is never stop writing, and I never will. If the accolades or the fortune and glory happens, then so be it. It still does not change the fact that I need to keep training harder to be a good writer. To never quit and have fun writing a wonderful creation.

- I write so I can learn the Art of Foreshadow.

How love how Foreshadowing works. All the intrigue and level captivation that can bring readers into the story. It is a double-edge sword, but it brings about a great challenge in writing. This is something I want to accomplish as a writer. The art behind this technique brings out its intricacies and flesh it out in a way that makes the story so complete and exciting. It can make the narrative all the more rewarding when the imagination springs forth in the readers mind as story goes in another unexpected direction. Using this technique to draw in my readers and put smiles on their faces when the reveal happens. This is part of my training as an author and I know I will succeed in using this.]

So those are my Thought on Writing, very brief and to the point. Part 2 will be about The Way of the Writer. I thank you all for listening to my rants. Quick Notes will be this Friday.

Until Next Time...

See ya

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Rants: August 14, 2013

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to another round of random ranting. Today I'll be addressing a couple of things that have occurred over the past week. This will be a short session, so let's begin.

[Fictionaut Private Mode]

As you all may have read in the my Facebook Event Planner, I am going to set The Impossible Man, Beyond Logic A Matter of Time and The First Run in Private Mode this Friday. The set to Private Mode will be at 8:00 PM EST.

Now as I have discussed last month, real life is not playing favorites for me and I have to earn and income. I was going to have to make some hard decisions with my works, especially on Fictionaut and this is one of them. Now Private Mode basically means you have to be a Fictionaut Member in order to read a story by a Fictionaut writer. So if you are not part of Fictionaut, you won't get to read these three stories.

Now to be fair, The Impossible Man on Fictionaut remains untouched and is in its 2010 release version. Which means that the scenes that I added into the Kindle version as well as any editing I did are not present. In essence the Fictionaut version is the inferior and the Kindle version is the superior. I decided to set to private mode for three reasons. 1) Posterity, a great opportunity for people to see the evolution of book writing. 2) Not to mislead people in thinking the Fictionaut version is the same exact Kindle version. 3) Publicity. I do not want to confuse the media that I am trying to connect with or get caught in an unnecessary controversy. setting to Private Mode feels the lesser of two controversies.

Please try to understand, if I had a more favorable luck on my side, I would totally keep everything status quo, but life does not play favorites and I have to make something of myself and my works. I thank you all for you understanding and support.

[Thought on Writing]

I have a few topics in mind, I might make it a 2-parter or something, but next Rants I totally am going to a new subject on Thought on Writing. So make sure to join me then.

[New York Comic-Con 2013]

Yes I am heading back to the con in the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. This time with a Pro Badge. Thanks to the release of The Impossible Man, I qualified for 4-Day Professional Badge. However, I still haven't finalized my schedule since the Con also falls on Thursday and Friday and the future is uncertain. What do I have planned? I do not know yet, because I still haven't found out what a Pro-Badge will do for other than going to Professional Areas. But NYCC is in October and this is August, so there are plenty of time to get things together. So stay tuned on future developments.

Well that's all I have on my mind. I thank you for listening to my rant and I will see you next session.

Until next time...

See ya.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Quick NOTES: August #1

Greetings Fellow Readers!

A big heads up... I'll be attending New York Comic-Con 2013 which will run Oct 10-13.

This time with a Professional Badge! Yay! I'll have more Info on my activities in the coming weeks.

Looking forward to seeing you all there in October.

Until Next Time...

See ya.

Monday, August 5, 2013

NEWS and NOTES: Month of August

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to another edition of the monthly 'NEWS and NOTES'. This is going to be a slow month due to personal issues, but there are a couple of big things coming up so read on.


-August 14, 2013 on Blogspot: The Wednesday Rants

Join H-M Brown as he shares his thoughts on writing, talks about future plans, and share additional info on upcoming releases.

-August 16, 2013 on Kindle: Free 'Shell' Friday

Get your Free copy of 'Shell', prequel to 'The Geolyth Equation' Featured on 'Duality of Horror - A Short Story Double Feature' on Kindle today.

-August 16, 2013 on Fictionaut: The following works will be set to private mode...

The Impossible Man

The First Run

Beyond Logic: A Matter of Time.

Please see 'NOTES' Section for more details.

-August 28, 2013 on Blogspot: The Wednesday Rants

Join H-M Brown as he shares his thoughts on writing, talks about future plans, and share additional info on upcoming releases.

-August 30, 2013 on Kindle: Free 'Shell' Friday

Get your Free copy of 'Shell', prequel to 'The Geolyth Equation' Featured on 'Duality of Horror - A Short Story Double Feature' on Kindle today.


As you have seen on the upcoming schedule, I will setting 2 stories in Fictionaut to Private Mode. This means that you have to be a Fictionaut Member to view and read these works. Please bear with me for I do need to make an income and this did not come as an easy decision. I decided to try what I felt was meeting halfway by letting Artemis Neo and Beyond Logic: The Jury of My Peers to remain unlock only because they are one half of a dual set released on Kindle. The prices on Kindle is $.99 for this purpose and will not see any price hikes for Duality of Science and Beyond Logic Vol. 1.

I am giving all of you all an 11 day notice if you wish read or finish up reading where you are at, but unless you are a Fictionaut Member, you will have to purchase a copy on Kindle to read the stories set to Private Mode. The other coice would have been to remove them from Fictionaut altogether meaning deleting them from the website, and I really did not want to do that after all these years.

Again, I am sorry if you feel it is unfair, but life is not giving me a fair shake and I have to make that fair shake with my own two hands somehow. The stories are still available for reading, you just have to join Fictionaut to get to them.

I thank you for your understanding and patience, and I hope you continue your patronage of my works now and in the future.