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

    Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

    Eight weeks
    13th January 2020 - 9th March 2020
    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

    Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

    Eight weeks
    23rd March 2020 - 24th May 2020
    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

    Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

    Eight weeks
    21st September 2020 - 15th November 2020
    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
  4. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

    Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

    Eight weeks
    1st June 2020 - 26th July 2020
    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