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COURSES: write with Helen


Part hands-on workshop, part sanctuary for your inner writer, this online session explores how to kick-start your writing process. The aim of this masterclass is to generate fresh material while learning about key aspects of the craft - such as character, structure, dialogue, and the editing process. The course is suitable for individuals as well as organisations (recently clients include LEGO). The video tutorial is available to purchase now. Contact:


In this masterclass, journalist and editor Helen Russell shares her knowledge of the crucial ingredients for a career in journalism and her top tips from 20 years in the industry. You will learn more about pathways into journalism, how to come up with ideas, what editors are looking for, pitching, coping with rejection, developing a specialism and writing to deadline. The video tutorial is available to purchase now. Contact:

Writers at any level are welcome and you’ll enjoy thoughtful, stimulating writing sessions led by a bestselling author and journalist 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, shifting between the two

Helen is available for bespoke workshops (for clients including LEGO) and can take on a limited number of individual students for mentoring.

To find out more, get in touch


‘I was left with a clear idea of what publishers would be looking for and what to think about when tackling the editing stage of the book. I felt more inspired’ JE

‘Helen had a really lovely and encouraging way to help me with my writing. She asked good and clear questions that helped me understand how my text could be improved’ MT

'Fantastic journalism workshop. I loved it and would highly recommend for anyone who loves writing' EO 

‘Really given me food for thought, thank you’ LC

‘So helpful and inspiring. The exercises gave me ideas and filled me with hope for a writing career!’ AM

‘Thanks so much for the session it was really helpful, specific and answered a number of questions I had’ LP