Helen Shipman

Helen has been teaching people to write for 30 years. She has devised and delivered writing courses from adult classes for recreational writers to undergraduate and masters degrees. She has also created and taught online writing courses since the internet was invented – almost. Her graduates are international prizewinners and have published adult, YA and children's fiction, non-fiction and have had screenplays produced. They cite her down-to-earth approach and clear instruction as key to their progress.

Helen is a fiction writer herself and was a finalist in the Independent on Sunday short story competition. She recently retired from university teaching to concentrate on finishing a novel ¬ a contemporary thriller about a child’s murder – and to work with groups of writers in the wider community.

  1. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Online)

    Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Online)

    Eight weeks
    24th May 2021 - 18th July 2021
    Helen Shipman
    Online
    Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience
  2. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Online)

    Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Online)

    Eight weeks
    28th June 2021 - 22nd August 2021
    Helen Shipman
    Online
    Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience
  3. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Online)

    Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Online)

    Eight weeks
    20th September 2021 - 14th November 2021
    Helen Shipman
    Online
    Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience