20 July 2017

Former Curtis Brown Creative student to publish psychological thriller

by Rufus Purdy Student Successes

Huge congratulations to our former student Dawn Goodwin, who has just become our 34th student to get a book deal. Dawn, who studied on our very first online novel-writing course in 2013 – along with fellow published novelists Alice Clark-Platts and Catherine Bennetto – will have her debut novel – psychological thriller The Accident – […]

13 July 2017

Former student’s YA debut to be published in August

by Rufus Purdy Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Huge congratulations to Michelle Kenney (above) – our 33rd student to get a book deal – whose debut YA novel Book of Fire is to be published by HarperCollins imprint HQ Digital on 25 August. Michelle studied on our online Writing YA and Children’s Fiction course in Autumn 2015, and developed the novel in a […]

12 July 2017

Are all book reviews valid?

by Alex Gerlis Guest Blog, Opinion

Spy fiction writer Alex Gerlis, author of Vienna Spies and two other espionage novels, on why book reviews posted on public sites should be treated with caution. Literary agent and Curtis Brown joint-CEO Jonny Geller recently posted some sound advice for authors on this very blog, a handy list of dos and don’ts including ‘do […]

29 June 2017

How to write a novel: tips from Jonny Geller

by Jack Hadley From the Agents, Writing Tips

Top literary agent and joint CEO of Curtis Brown Jonny Geller recently posted up a Twitter ‘thread’ with some tips on how to write a novel for new writers. We’re sharing them on the blog for your leisure. Jonny’s post certainly created a stir on social media, with lots of budding novelists and students on our creative […]

29 June 2017

Edit your novel: Lisa O’Donnell on cutting and crafting

by Jack Hadley Guest Blog

The biggest fib we writers tell ourselves is that we don’t know what’s wrong with our book. We always know. If I asked you to list five things you could work on in your manuscript, or areas you should develop, chances are that’s where you should begin to edit your novel. Some people come to […]

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