After much consideration, I have decided to drop my Henri Bergotte pseudonym. Unfortunately, with an end to this name comes an end to this blog as well. The Brown Book will be active no more and all of my new work (and perhaps some old) will be found at my website:
For those still interested, you can follow me there. I am firmly committed to typecasting although my ability to do so is curbed by my current circumstance. Perhaps, should I meet the good Mr. Polt in the coming months, this will change for the better. I will also attempt to transfer some of my typecasts over to the new site as best I can – I am still getting a hold of the whole WordPress setup.
A final sincerely,
So it has come to pass that the cruel hands of fate and car space have forced me to leave my typewriter behind. For you see that I have departed from my home and am currently embarking across the US on an open-ended road trip and the vehicle simply cannot support such a bulky item, not to mention the paper, folders, scanner, internet connection, etc… It is a sad time for me as I had been growing quite fond of my Remington, quite fond indeed. So unless someone has a much smaller manual typewriter on hand, something perhaps half the size of my previous, then I shall be forced to write by hand and post by computer. I don’t mind writing by hand at all, but there was something unique and inspiring about my typewriter which I shall miss greatly. Even posting here feels different and awkward – so with that in mind, I shall end this post now.
Addendum: The typewriter is stored safely. It was not sold and shall not be sold as I will certainly return to its smooth and dark keys someday.
Below is my version of The Typewriter Insurgency Manifesto. It is quite different than the original and I opted to include a portion of The Anti-Keychopper Manifesto as well so as to provide a single document which sums up the task at hand.
Indeed! Quickly following my inability to write a novel in a month (I’ll update this later), Henri Bergotte has been published in the first issue of Vector Press. The first issue costs six dollars and can be purchased, logically enough, by following the “Purchase” button on the page linked to above. Thank you to the folks over there at Vector Press!