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 July, 2014

When I used to be a Mystery Shopper with the code name 0077, I felt like a Whitehall groupie.

My characters hijacked my novel with a Gretna Green marriage of drama and whimsy.


Ted Danson ate his damned damson on the damson sofa and spilled juice on it … but wait … no one noticed!


I long to anchor the bohemian parts of my mind that come and go as they please.

Today’s word is proem.

My sentence: The proem of my poem falls mainly on the plain.

(No coffee yet this morning. That’s the best I can do.)