Hi Everyone, and WELCOME to The Writing Fairy website. I'm Dorothea Helms, freelance writer, poet, book author, fiction dabbler, writing instructor, keynote speaker, humorist, wife, mother and slave to my English Bulldog, Margaret. My website is undergoing a facelift, boob lift, liposuction, weight loss program ... wait a minute - those are things I need personally. Sheesh. But my website IS in transition after being neglected for a LONG time. My goal is to inspire writers; my method humour (or humor in the U.S.). Enjoy!

Coaxing closet writers to emerge and make their magic known!

Archive for February, 2012


The finest thing any book can do is to inspire the reader to think for herself/himself.

There’s still time to sign up for my “Fun With Freelancing” 10-week course at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge. Starts Feb 27 and runs for 10 Monday evenings. I’m going to cover how to make money writing. Don’t be scared – we will do a few things with numbers, but it won’t hurt. I promise 🙂 Learn how to do up a basic invoice, what files to keep, what receipts to keep, how to market – and mainly how to value yourself enough to charge professional rates. Sign up at www.blueheronbooks.com – and remember, in a country where the average freelancer makes $24,000 a year, I continually pull in yearly revenues into the six digits!