17 May 2017

More writing and publishing advice from Anna Davis

by Jack Hadley Opinion, Writing Tips

At the end of each of our short online creative writing courses, we allow students to ask CBC director Anna Davis one burning question they have on writing or publishing. The answers are always sparky, informative, and to the point. Here’s a selection of some of the most interesting from the last Write to the […]

17 May 2017

Curtis Brown Creative meets… book blogger CrimeBookJunkie

by Noelle Holten Guest Blog, Opinion

Many of our students want to know how to write crime fiction and, indeed, several of those who’ve taken our creative writing courses have gone on to secure book deals for their fabulous crime novels – step forward Jane Harper, Alice Clark-Platts, Jake Woodhouse, Caz Frear and Alex Clare. Underpinning this perennially popular genre, and […]

09 May 2017

‘Drawing fiction from life is not merely a preference for me’ – Simon Wroe on inspiration

by Jack Hadley Guest Blog

Lead tutor on our upcoming Six-month Novel Writing Course, Simon Wroe has followed up his Costa-nominated debut, Chop Chop, with the equally impressive Here Comes Trouble. Set within a struggling newspaper house in Kyrzbekistan (a fictional Eurasian country), Simon talks here about the extraordinary work he did to make the world of the novel vivid and believable. Sometimes the […]

08 May 2017

Writing and publishing advice from Anna Davis

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

In the final week of both of our six-week online creative writing courses, we invite students to ask the course tutor and Curtis Brown Creative director Anna Davis questions on anything they like about the novel-writing process and the publishing industry in general. There’s always a fantastic breadth of questions, so we thought we’d share […]

08 May 2017

Author and former Curtis Brown Creative student David Barbaree on research

by Rufus Purdy Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

A student on our Online Six-Month Novel-Writing Course back in 2014, David Barbaree (above) has just had his debut novel Deposed – an epic thriller set in the time of Emperor Nero – published by Bonnier Zaffre imprint Twenty7. Here, in a piece from the What Cathy Read Next blog, David talks about how he […]

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