Is it possible to make a good living as a freelance writer in Canada today? Contrary to popular belief, the answer is YES – IF you are willing to open your mind to your left brain, as well as your right. Successful freelancer Dorothea Helms will lead an interactive workshop highlighting the major lessons she has learned since starting her writing business in 1994. Learn about the business practices that catapulted her revenue into yearly six-digit figures until she became (willingly) semi retired. Come prepared to do some left-brain thinking – and be ready to laugh, because wherever The Writing Fairy goes, humour follows.
Dorothea Helms, a.k.a. The Writing Fairy, is an internationally published writer and popular writing instructor. She has won awards for non-fiction, fiction and poetry, and she continues to earn a substantial living as a freelance writer. Dorothea’s work has appeared in publications such as CBC.ca/Parents, Homemakers, Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview and Canadian Architecture and Design Magazine. She was featured on CBC Radio’s “First Person Singular” twice, and has twice had personal essays published on The Globe and Mail’s Facts & Arguments page (when it involved an honorarium as payment).