Saturday, January 10, 2015       Write to Win with Dorothea and Ruth E. Walker

12 noon to 5:00 p.m.                         Registration Fee $110 + HST

                                                            ($95 + HST for writing organization members)

                                                            Register at

Want your writing contest entries to rise to the top? Increase your chances with practical tips, contest markets, hands-on exercises, judging practice and in-class contests from Dorothea and Ruth, who are contest judges, contest administrators and fun teachers. Get ready for an invigorating afternoon!           


Sunday, February 1, 2015          Make Money Writing

10:30 to 4:00 p.m.                              Registration details at www.BlueHeron

Beat the winter blahs with an energizing one-day workshop on how to earn money doing what you love. If you are a competent word-juggler but lack the left-brain skills to figure out how to derive revenue from it, this is the workshop for you. Let Dorothea Helms guide you through the basics on what pays, how to charge, what to keep track of and how to market your work. After several years of six-digit freelance incomes, she is qualified to provide you with the kick-start you need. Get ready to value yourself as a writer so others will, too!


March 5 to April 16, 2015          Advanced Writing for Wordies

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.                                Registration details at www.BlueHeron

(6 Thursday afternoons – no class March 19 because of March Break)

Ready to take your writing to the next level? The Writing Fairy is ready to help you soar. Learn to mine ideas from unlikely sources, take risks that will capture the attention of editors/publishers and polish your writing to the professional level. Dorothea will provide the kick-in-the-butt that will get your “butt in chair” to live out your writing dreams. This course is for writers who have advanced beyond the beginner stage. Oh, and it will be a lot of fun!