23 March 2017

Former student longlisted for top short story prize

by Rufus Purdy Student Successes

Though we concentrate on the novel on our creative writing courses in London and online, we’re equally passionate about short stories. Our Autumn 2011 student group – including published authors Tim Glencross, Kate Hamer, James Hannah and Annabelle Thorpe – brought out their own short-story collection The Book of Unwritten Rules last year. And now […]

21 March 2017

Curtis Brown Creative: an award-winning author’s perspective

by Rufus Purdy Author Interviews, Student Successes

Our creative writing courses in London and online have once more been featured in influential book-industry blog BookMachine – this time in the form of an interview with our former student and bestselling author of The Dry Jane Harper (above). Here, she speaks to Norah Myers about her reasons for joining CBC, her advice for […]

20 March 2017

Killer facts and fiction: how to write a crime thriller

by Stuart Prebble Guest Blog, Writing Tips

Anyone who’s writing a crime and thriller novel, and is thinking of applying to our creative writing courses in London or online, needs to understand the expectations of the genre and what its readers want. Stuart Prebble (above) – whose novel The Bridge is published by our sister company Studio 28 today – tells us […]

15 March 2017

BookMachine Interview with Anna Davis

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

Our creative writing courses in London and online were again highlighted by influential book-industry blog BookMachine this week, when our managing director Anna Davis was interviewed by the site’s Norah Myers (@bookish_norah). Here Anna talks about our new six-week online course, Write to the End of Your Novel, and gives some tips for those of […]

13 March 2017

Lisa O’Donnell: ‘With Two Books Behind Me, I decided to do a Creative Writing Course’

by Jack Hadley Guest Blog

Ahead of our spring creative writing courses in London and online (starting next month), we’ve asked some of our tutors to offer their thoughts on the writing process. Here, The Death of Bees author Lisa O’Donnell – tutor on our upcoming Three-Month Online Novel Writing course – explores ideas of fiction and truth in writing, as […]

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