I Can’t Choose, Don’t Make Me

Welcome to another week of the 2018 challenge. The official topic is the favorite thing I’ve written. To an author that is like asking them to choose between their children.

1_58b57dd2b3a72ae127eed1c52bb28152It could be the first feature I wrote on Amercan art tiles. It was special to me because it was not just my first feature story (and got me started on a writing path that has lasted more than three decades,) but also because I became a tile historian.

 

Or, it could be one of the three local history books I authored. Two still hold a special place in my heart. The third, not so much. However I refuse to visit the troll that ruined that book’s release.

 

 

 

But the group is marketing for romance authors so the book showcased should be my fiction. Windmaster was my first book so it will always be special.

Then there is Dragon Destiny. It was used as encouragement during a relative’s rehab after surgery. And the main character was based on a family member who has since grown up into a beautiful young woman.

Both those books were followed by others including Hatchling’s Vengeance and Imprisoned in Stone. Each presented a challenge to write and the resultant increase in skills makes them a favorite.

But to answer the question?

 

~till next time, Helen

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Advice to a New Author

It’s week 51. Only one more week to go in this year’s challenge. Thanks for hanging in there with us. This week’s topic is “What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?”

First off, while I practice “pass it along” and try to help the next generation of writers as I was helped, I don’t like to give “advice” as such. Writing is just too individual an activity and our readers are just as varied.

There are books filled with advice of how to write the best seller. Sometimes the information is valuable, other times its just common sense. It could make you rich or fill the coffers of the one who wrote the book. However, after filtering through all the advice I’ve given, or received, over the years, I’ll just give one.

Read the rest of the post at
https://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/2017/12/to-next-generation-mfrwauthor.html. Then be sure to visit the advice given by the other authors.