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 March, 2014

This spring, I will offer two courses at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, Ontario.

* Write a Short Story in 6 Weeks – come out at the other end with a decent draft of a story you can polish for submission (Wednesday evenings)

* Spring Ahead into Writing – an introduction to creative writing (Thursday afternoons)

Details will be on the www.blueheronbooks.com website soon!

Hi everyone, I was just thinking about the old phrase “Do as I say, not as I do.” I admit that if I took all the advice I gave to writers, I’d be more advanced in my career right now. So here’s my commitment: to write more humour and enter more contests. Oh, and eat less and exercise more. Oh, and be less critical of people. Oh, and de-clutter my office. Oh, and avoid impulse buying. Oh, and pay more attention to my dog. Oh, and … well, you get the picture. I have my work cut out for me.