RoughCraft Artwork Miniature


The following excerpt from my short story “Night Dreams, Day Dreams” includes a piece of miniature Roughcraft Artwork which is simply reduced from the original drawing. It gives the story a little arty introduction that depicts something of the focus of the story.

Roughcraft Artwork is my own term to describe rough, handcraft drawing and illustrating an author can develop to enhance his stories. There is no use of stencils, or  the geometrics I’ve displayed previously in this blog, in this drawing.


Read the rest of this short story at:
“A Christmastide Happy Ending”.

Check for other author/artist biographical information at my Amazon Author Page:

Roughcraft Artwork and “Night Dreams, Day Dreams” excerpt from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

About bahelberg1

Since I first touched a pencil to paper, I've been writing. Where that passion has taken me as I lived life is explored in my Primary blog, . I love animals, including race horses, about whom I have written much, and I've always had a dog in my life. Shouldn't animals have their say? In my Second Primary blog, , I give them a chance to speak. In the Composite blog , I explore my life's journey and observations. Other interests -- poetry, sports, photography, thankfulness, story ideas, self-publishing, story art, fiction, and more -- get their due in my other (17) blogs. I'm from a rural community in Ohio, lived nine years in Vermont, then returned to my native Henry County in 1980. I've worked for various local newspapers and attended classes in writing over the years before retiring to free-lancing in 2008. It was after my migration back to Ohio that I began BAT Publishing in earnest. It is strictly a self-publishing enterprise in that I publish my own works -- novels, novelettes, short stories with my Roughcraft Art -- in my own softcover, or loose-leaf notebook, designs. My photos and artwork are also incorporated in the books. Prior to this endeavor, I produced a periodic story booklet for young writers only entitled "Connections". Its success sparked my interest in self-publishing my own titles.

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