25 January 2017

Our favourite children’s and Young Adult novels

by Jack Hadley From the Agents, Our Courses

As applications for our spring creative writing courses come in, for both our London and online courses, it’s always good for us to have a sense of what the agents at Curtis Brown and C&W are reading and getting excited about. We at Curtis Brown Creative would love to help nurture the next generation of great children’s […]

23 January 2017

Online Writing for Children course with Catherine Johnson – a review

by Stuart White From Our Students, Guest Blog

It’s always great to see groups of our ex-students from our creative writing courses in London and online keeping in touch, and continuing to work together. One group, who took our Online Writing for Children course in 2015 now run a collective blog together. They’re called The Scribblers, and their blog is full of useful tips […]

19 January 2017

Submission tips from the Curtis Brown literary agents

by Rufus Purdy From the Agents, Writing Tips

We get a lot of submissions to our creative writing courses in London and online – as do the literary agents at Curtis Brown and C&W. And all of us have strong opinions about what makes a submission ‘good’. So we asked the agents for their top tips for new writers planning to send their work […]

13 January 2017

How to build suspense in your novel

by Anna Davis From the Agents, Opinion, Writing Tips

Lots of students join our creative writing courses to work on psychological suspense novels – one of the biggest-selling genres at the moment. We associate suspenseful writing with other genres too, particularly crime fiction, action thrillers, horror and supernatural novels. But actually lots of other sorts of novels make use of suspense: When a young girl, […]

12 January 2017

Novels to come out of Curtis Brown Creative: #11 The Dry by Jane Harper

by Jack Hadley

When we at Curtis Brown Creative first began running online creative-writing courses in 2013, there was always a hope and expectation it would give international writers who’d previously been unable to join our London courses the opportunity to work with us. So it’s hugely exciting for us to see Australian former student Jane Harper, who […]

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