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COURSES: write with Helen

Part masterclass, part hands-on workshop, part sanctuary for your inner writer, these sessions explore how to rejuvenate your writing process. 


The aim is to generate fresh material while learning about key aspects of the craft - such as character, structure, dialogue, and the editing process.


Each session has a focus, so you can book any session you’re interested in or join us for the whole course.  Writers at any level are welcome and the series is for both beginners as well as more experienced writers.   


You’ll enjoy thoughtful, stimulating writing sessions led by a bestselling author who can guide you in your writing journey - whether you’re at the ideas stage or working on a project.   

The content is based on the needs of participants, but topics include: 


•    Research & Creativity

•    Finding Your Story

•    Plotting and structure

•    Creating characters

•    Setting

•    Dialogue

•    Avoiding clichés 

•    Fiction, creative nonfiction & journalism

•    Pitching for publication

•    Right brain, left brain, and shifting between the two


Helen is also available for bespoke workshops and can take on a limited number of individual students. To find out more, get in touch mail@helenrussell.co.uk


About Helen:

As the former editor of marieclaire.co.uk Helen spent 12 years as a journalist and editor in London before going freelance to write the international bestseller The Year of Living Danishly, now optioned for television. She's also the author of Leap Year (2016)The Atlas of Happiness (2018), now translated into 21 languages, Gone Viking (2018) and How To Be Sad (2021).

With 20 years as a professional journalist and five books under her belt,  Helen is now ready to share what she's learned.


Helen currently lives in Denmark, working as a correspondent for the Guardian and writing for magazines and newspapers globally, including The Times and The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, the Observer, Metro, Grazia, Stylist and Stella.