Hayley & Books

Fancy yourself as the next Jane Austin or JK Rowling? Creative Writing Dubai is back with a brand new course to help take you from daydreamer to author. Beginning on Monday April 28, budding writers will meet with published author and actress Hayley Doyle, who will impart tips, advice and trade industry secrets.

Going from an initial idea to a novel can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never had any professional guidance. This course explores styles and structures to help make writing less daunting. Members of the group will, with Hayley’s guidance, be set mind-stretching exercises designed to help discover a unique authors voice.

The four-week course is open to all levels, whether you’ve started a novel or just want an introduction to creative writing. You must be prepared to complete a short piece after each session, and share it with the group.

The Creative Writing: From Short Story To Your Novel course starts on April 28 and costs Dhs700 for four 90-minute sessions, plus a one-to-one consultation at the end of the course. All classes will run from 7.30pm at Pascal Tepper French Bakery, located next door to the Radisson Blu, in Dubai Media City.

For more information, email creativewritingdubai@gmail.com or call (055) 1040538

Main image: Hayley Doyle with her own published books