Right Thing to Do – Wednesday’s Words by Morgan Ashbury

Those who know me, know I don’t like to upset. I don’t talk politics outside of a few close friends (and never at the dinner table) and try to avoid controversy. But there is something I felt needed to be shared. It might be preaching to the choir, but downloading and sharing books that you haven’t paid for is THEFT. Morgan Ashbury explains legitimate ways to get “free books” and how when they’re stolen it hurts not only the authors who create the books (and their families), but readers as well. Authors are not rich like the fictional Richard Castle. If we give it to you for free, enjoy. If not? Well, read Morgan’s tale as she explains the right thing to do. Time to get off the soapbox and turn it over to Morgan who is far more eloquent.

From Morgan’s Wednesday’s Words of January 25, 2017  …Free stuff is a great resource, too, isn’t it? When you have the opportunity to snatch up free stuff, it’s a bonus. I like it myself. Some places where I go to shop have “rewards” programs, and there’s nothing better than buying that roast of beef at the grocery store, or filling your car’s gas tank, on your “points”. It really makes me feel as if I’ve ‘won’ for a change.

There is, however, one category of “free stuff” being offered on the Internet that is not free at all. In fact, it’s worse than these items not being free because they are, in truth, stolen property. And, since I am a published author, you may have guessed that one category is books….

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Wednesday’s Words by Morgan Ashbury: January 25, 2017


Sorry Editor…

Welcome to week 4 of the Marketing for Romance Authors 52 week challenge.  Each week, a lovely group of romance authors blog on a common theme.  This week’s topic is “My Common Writing Mistakes.”


No matter how much you write, whether it be blog posts, synopsis, or full-length novels, a hard lesson for many authors to accept is that their pearls of wisdom will not be perfect. We are human beings. Skilled ones, but still human beings. What can make writing a challenge is that we don’t necessarily make the same mistakes every time.


Read the rest of my post here. And be sure to visit the other sites of the hop.


~till next time, Helen

Tuesday’s Title – Mist Falcon fantasy by Ryan Doughan

Destiny – will it cost everything you have ever believed or gain you everything you have ever dreamed of?

Mist Falcon: Book One Of The Warrior Poet Archives (Epic Fantasy Adventure) by [Doughan, Ryan J]

MIST FALCON (Book One, the Warrior Poet Archives) an Epic Fantasy by Ryan J. Doughan

Buy Links: Amazon (http://amzn.to/2iAOCby)

Read the rest of the post at http://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/2017/01/tuesdays-title-mist-falcon-fantasy-by.html

Out and About with Cynthia Woolf

The first interview of the year is up. I’m dishing secrets with Cynthia Woolf. You’re invited to stop on by and see the answers to questions such as “Was your road to publication fraught with peril or a walk in the park?” and “advice for aspiring writers.” There are also a couple of special questions answered just for my readers.

Hope you’ll stop on by and leave a comment. The post is at http://cynthiawoolf.com/?p=6732

~till next time, Helen

Characters Have Favorite Things Too

For the first time I’m attempting a challenge. Not because I’m bored (as a 24/7 caregiver for an elderly family member time is limited) or that I don’t have anything else to do (2 novels, 6 poems, and 4 interviews await the pen). No, I accepted the challenge as a symbolic gesture for the new year.

The immediate reaction to the topic “A Few of my Favorite Things” was Julie Andrews singing “raindrops on roses…”

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~till next time,  Helen

You Made a Resolution, Now to Keep It

Last week, the post was about resolutions. Following the focus of beginning the new year on a positive note, I thought I’d pass along an article by Fae Rowan which contains advice on how to keep your resolutions–especially if you resolved to write more, write better, or set certain goals for your writing career.

Rowan lists seven key words. While they may or may not be familiar to you as a writer, you can say they are battle-tested.

Read the rest of my thoughts here.

To learn the answer how seven words will help you meet your resolution, you have to go read Morgan’s article at seven-tips-to-level-up-your-writing-career/. Fae explains how they fit into her writing life, and it sounded a lot like mine. And probably yours too.

~till next time, Helen