Barbara(Anne) Helberg
Name : Barbara(Anne) Helberg
Born : 01-28-1946
Location : United States of America, Napoleon(Ohio)
Education : Graduate Holgate High School, Holgate, Ohio/One year at Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio/Graduate Certificate Famous Writers School, Westport, Connecticut/Various other writing seminar completions
Occupation : I'm fully retired to writing.
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Favorite Quotations : ***Life is what you make it, so make it what you will. ***Life is a trip for which you never seem to pack a bag. ***A Mark Twain paraphrase: (As a writer, or citizen) you don't have to know everything, as long as you know where to look for the information.
About Me
As a journalist and motor route driver, I worked for local newspapers: The Northwest-Signal, Napoleon, Ohio; The Deshler Flag, Deshler, Ohio; The Leipsic Messenger, Leipsic, Ohio; and The Defiance Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio, in the 1960s and again in the 1980s and 1990s.

In Vermont in the 1970s, I edited the newsletter for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, which I helped found with other "out-of-state" Lutherans.

I hold memberships in the Toledo Zoo(Ohio) and the Ohioana Library(Columbus, Ohio), which helps preserve the writings, music compositions, and artwork of persons born in Ohio., Suite101 (vastly revamped), Hubpages, Helium (closed down), Squidoo,and Yahoo! Voices (formerly AssociatedContent, but recently terminated altogether) are the writing dot com sites to which I have contributed articles and creative writing since 2007. I have also written at Bukisa. At Suite101, I was formerly a Feature Writer in Horse Racing and wrote over 700 articles on that topic.

My other site topics, as well as blog topics, vary.

I continue to work with several blogs at WordPress, with "My Writing Life Xposed" being the primary entry blog. "Horses and Animals Are Talkin" is my strong second suit at WordPress, where I continue to create other blogs for my novelette and novel writing, poetry -- "Barb Writes Poetry" --, and writing prompts, from my many other outlines, as food for thought and action for my reader/writers.

Some of my interests besides writing in all its power and glory include lighthouse history, reading, sports(to the nuttiest degree), animal rights, and constant exploration of life's creaks and groans and attitudes and wonders.

In the wonder of my retirement, I also enjoy working privately toward bringing several of my own novel-length manuscripts to their conclusions.


A Plastic Cage

A Plastic Cage
By Barbara Anne Helberg

(This is an excerpt from my novelette, ...

By Barbara(Anne) Helberg | Aug 25, 2014 | Category > Story >Success | Comments 1 | Views 1961
Alternate Ending to The Wedding Clock

Some time after I wrote "The Wedding Clock", I was taking a softer view of divorce and family hardsh...

By Barbara(Anne) Helberg | Aug 25, 2014 | Category > Story >Love | Comments | Views 1816
The Wedding Clock

***by Barbara Anne Helberg C1980 (revised 1998)(republished from Helium network -- now closed -- whe...

By Barbara(Anne) Helberg | Jun 13, 2014 | Category > Story >Love | Comments | Views 1716
Introduction to Factory Tails

***by Barbara Anne Helberg C2014

What if dogs ruled the world and humans were extinc...

By Barbara(Anne) Helberg | Jun 11, 2014 | Category > Story >Fantasy | Comments | Views 2104

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