H narratives: Divulgence free download

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Six people wake to find themselves in strange surroundings without food, water, or explanation. Unable to escape, patience is lost and tempers flare as impossible things happen far too often, leading to the only conclusion that makes sense—they must be dead.

H narratives: Divulgence, is the mind-altering epic introduction to an afterlife never imagined, a journey like no other and a disturbing truth—death is not what we thought.

Read the first three chapters of H narratives: Divulgence – hnarratives.com/excerpt

bad book review

Oh no, my book received bad reviews!!!

Well, it was bound to happen. Somebody (more than one, actually) didn’t like my book…

When somebody gives you a bad review (and after you’re done crying), might I suggest that you evaluate that review against the type of book that you have written. I write this to encourage authors, because I may have made the mistake of placing my book into a reading group that it didn’t belong.

Like so many new authors, I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to publicity. That written, and thinking it good to get my work out to as many people as possible, I posted my book into a variety of reading groups, even giving some away to a variety of readers. To make a long story short, my book is a solid horror story. I wasn’t sure about that when I wrote it, thinking that it might be a mix or blend of supernatural, thriller, action-adventure and horror, but the audience has spoken and it is a horror story. It does contain other elements – action, supernatural, thriller, drama, etc., but it is a horror story first and foremost. I learned this by receiving the best reviews from those who enjoy horror.

A quick tip for authors is to avoid giving books to those who classify themselves as “readers who enjoy everything.” As I have come to discover, this is probably not true or else these reviewers would have enjoyed my book. Now, the skeptic might suggest that a reader can enjoy everything that is well written, but when a review states that things are “too violent” or “too gory”, well, that isn’t about the writing, that is about subject matter, and if a reader enjoys “everything” they should also enjoy violent and gory subject matter.

These observations aren’t written to mock reviewers, or to defend my work, but rather to encourage writers that not all bad reviews are bad, and that time should be taken to learn from ALL reviews. You can learn something from bad reviews. Point is, test the waters without drowning. Find a body of water that you can swim in and then write for those swimmers. I wish you the best, thanks for reading.

H narratives: dogman illustration

H narratives: Dogman Illustration

A while back, one of the readers of H narratives: Divulgence, made the comment that she was trying to picture what a dogman might look like. Well, for her and others like her, here is a quick pen-illustration of a dogman in action (dogmen run around on all fours). A couple of notes about this specific dogman, as not all dogmen will look the same…

This dogman is wearing shorts, sandals, and a collar. While every dogman does have a collar, some will have shorts, or shoes, or both. Some may wear weapons or other variations, and yes, some will be nude (except for that collar). Some will wear shorts, because some owners prefer not to see their dog’s butt-crack / genitalia as it runs around Hell. Some will wear sandals, having worn down the soles of their feet to an unacceptable level. So where does one get shorts, sandals, and collars, in Hell? That my friends is called a “tease”, and will be explained in future postings and books.

All dogmen have shaved heads and a large crack at the top of their skull (which will also be explained in future postings and books). In addition to their skull crack, all dogmen have a variety of injuries, some greater than others, that will accumulate until such time as those injuries require a dog to be put down. This particular dogman has lost an eye and two fingers, and has a multitude of gashes and cuts along his body. There is no requirement for disposing of a dog and each owner will use a dog until it’s time for a new dog.

So there you have it, dogman information to accompany a dogman illustration. I hope to have other illustrations, as time permits, so please visit this blog often.

S J Romero blog

Why write a blog?

There are many reasons to write a blog, but if you want to become a world-famous author (and I do), the obvious answer is that you have to write. A blog makes it easy to write and it saves a lot of trees so you may as well try it. Also, it’s a great way to find your voice—if you can’t write freely to a blog, maybe you should be an editor (just sayin’). Writing a blog gets you out there, on the net, where it’s scary and everybody can find you. And that’s good, because you want people to find you (well, except the crazies). You want people to find you so that they can like you, follow you, and ultimately purchase your books (how else can you become a world-famous author).

Here’s the problem; writing a blog takes time, which takes time from your efforts to write books. Here’s another problem; after a full day of working, one of the last things that I want to do at night is sit at a computer and write. Unfortunately, night time is about the only time that I can get books out of my head so guess what, if I want to be a world-famous author (and I do), then I need to suck it up and write when I don’t necessarily feel like writing. Nothing writes itself, especially novels, but with the right amount of effort (about 4 years worth for me), you too can finish your first book. My first book, H narratives: Divulgence begins a series about human war-games in Hell which you should definitely read, because it’s awesome!

Why should you read this blog? This blog will be like many other blogs, with the one amazing difference being me. As I often tell my wife, who is very patient and supportive, I am not like most people (I’m better, and worse). Depending upon what you think of me, and what you think of you, my being different from you will either be interesting or not. This blog will include updates to my attempts at becoming world-famous, as well as short stories and random thoughts about random things. I will write because I am supposed to write, which I learned from hundreds of advice articles on the internet (interesting that very few of these “advice articles” were written by world-famous authors, but I digress). Not only do I blog, I also “socialize” via Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, so please visit that digital goodness whenever you feel the urge.