Dorothea Helms

Owner: Write Stuff Writing Services, The Writing Fairy®


Blue Heron Books, Uxbridge, Ontario. Creative Writing instructor. Fall 2012 to present.

ONGOING – Independent workshop/seminar leader:

  • The Genre Buffet (co-taught with Ruth Walker)
  • Funny On Demand: How to Write Humour
  • It All Ads Up: Ad Writing For Print and Radio
  • The Business of Writing: How to Make Money as a Writer
  • How to Win Writing Contests
  • Magazine Writing That Sells
  • Effective Speech Writing
  • Outrageous Writing
  • The Little Things: Catapult your writing from amateur to professional
  • Grammarama
  • The Kick-in-the-Butt Writing Workshop

Delivered “Grammarama” workshop for Correspondence Council of Ontario, October 27, 2006, and November 27, 2007, in Toronto

Durham College (Uxbridge Campus). Creative Writing Instructor for Continuous Learning (night school), November, 1993 to 2011

Trainer for Women and Rural Economic Development (WRED), November, 1995 (Business Basics), 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 (ENTRY – entrepreneurship program for rural youth)

Delivered Business Writing workshop at Municipal Law Enforcement Officers’

Association 21st Annual Training Seminar, September 9, 2000, in Niagara Falls


Award-winning Dorothea Helms is an internationally published writer, editor and popular writing instructor.