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:
21 Oct 2018 23:26
Writing, Reading, History, Art, Travel, Music, Theater (Drama, no musicals, thank you)

Please do not send me photos of what nature, chemicals or implants did for you. I judge individuals by what is between their ears, not their legs.
Favorite Books:
A Town Like Alice, Shogun, Tai-Pan, The Count of Monte Cristo, A Time to Kill, The Litigators, Sycamore Row.
Favorite Authors:
James Clavell, John Grisham, Charles Dickens, Greg Iles, David Nevin
Favorite Movies:
A Majority of One, Patterns, Love Actually, Highlander, Bedazzled (1967), Educating Rita, The Full Monte, Whale Rider, Secrets and Lies. Being There, Local Hero, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Favourite TV Shows:
Doc Martin, Prime Suspect, Frost, Morse, Santa Clarita Diet, Jessie Stone, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Favorite Music:
Jan Arden, Josh Groban, Annie Lennox, Joe Cocker, Charles Aznavour, The Civil Wars, Classic 50's and DooWop.


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Topic: Word 2016 question
Posted: 25 Sep 2018 19:01

WOW - Thank you all for some beautiful on-target responses. I shall keep using my Word 2010 and to hell with the upgrade. I need a stable work-horse product, and from all of your remarks - I already have it. ! THANK YOU ALL

Topic: Word 2016 question
Posted: 24 Sep 2018 07:51

Hello, can some kind soul answer a question for me. I have been using MS Word 2010 for years and now considering if I should upgrade to Word 2016 standalone. (I have no need for all that full Office crap, just a good word processor)
Aside from offering two prices for the apparently the same thing, $129 and $79, Microsoft are masters at never giving a straight answer. They say their standalone MS Word 2016 Home and Student, is not for ‘commercial’ use. How silly is that if you are a published writer.
Also, some reviews are saying it won’t take add-ons, well I use Grammarly, does that mean it won’t work?

A bit lost here, anyone have some advice?

Thanks, Helen

( I have a Win 10 system )

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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I am not sure if I was born before my time, or after it. More accurate to say, that perhaps I had a little bit of both somewhere along the way, but not enough of either. What am I talking about here? It was nineteen-forty-eight. I was one of those silly small-town girls who allowed her best friend to talk her into going to dance for newly commissioned officers at the local Army Depot. I...

Added 21 Sep 2018 | Category Incest | Votes 16 | Avg Score 4.88 | Views 7,858 | 8 Comments


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Added 04 Aug 2018 | Category Fetish | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,502 | 13 Comments

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Added 27 Jul 2018 | Category Fetish | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,279 | 8 Comments

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Added 03 Jul 2018 | Category Love Stories | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.95 | Views 2,999 | 10 Comments

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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 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 12,602 | 14 Comments

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