About AuntieHelen


Divorced Manhattanite. Career oriented, forty-something, living in New York City. I have also lived in England, France and Japan.

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New York, United States
Local Time:
24 Jun 2018 16:11
Writing, Art, Travel, Music, Theater (Drama, no musicals, thank you)
Favorite Books:
A Town Like Alice, Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-Gin, King of Torts, The Litigators,
Favorite Authors:
James Clavell, John Grisham, Charles Dickens, Greg Iles
Favorite Movies:
A Majority of One, Love Actually, Educating Rita, Secrets and Lies. Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Favourite TV Shows:
Doc Martin, Frost, Morse, Santa Clarita Diet, Jessie Stone.
Favorite Music:
Jan Arden, Annie Lenox, The Civil Wars,


Date Joined:
09 Nov 2017
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Topic: What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Posted: 10 Dec 2017 21:10

1. A Christmas Carol (1951 Alastair Sim) 2. It's a Wonderful Life 3. Love Actually

Topic: Is it normal for a story to "get away" from the writer's planned outline, and sort of write itself?
Posted: 06 Dec 2017 14:17

When I create a character, they have an age, a location in time and a situation/predicament.
I have discovered that my character will then begin to tell their own story as they look around at what they see and experience. Yes, I try a nudge here and there, but the moment I feel something is not in keeping with that character, I back off, find a place of truth, and then allow that character to resume their adventure.
I think I was heavily influenced by early years on stage. I may practice the spoken lines while sitting in the green room but when standing in the wings I was steeping myself in my character’s back-story. Am I wet, cold, hungry, tired, exhilarated, distressed etc? Then I left my own self in the wings and stepped onstage in character. It had its own life.

I know – Perhaps not a disciplined way to write, but I have faith the character will tell their own story if I allow them to breathe.

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Recommended Read Night Flight

How about this! I have been invited to attend the International Women in Business Conference being held in Paris, France. My very first official overseas business trip and I am more than ready for it. Definitely time this twenty-eight-year-old middle management executive strutted her stuff on a larger stage. Reading over the announcement, the core topics and activities sounded...

Added 17 Jun 2018 | Category Masturbation | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 5,031 | 11 Comments

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