08 March 2017

‘Every author must be able to sum up their book in a couple of sentences’

by Jack Hadley From the Agents

The literary agents at Curtis Brown and C&W are a huge part of our creative writing courses in London and online. They come in as guest speakers to our London courses, bringing a top author or publisher with them, and go online for special Q&A days with our students from all over the world. This […]

08 March 2017

Caz Frear becomes 30th ex-student to get a book deal

by Rufus Purdy Student Successes

You may have noticed on our homepage that the number of students going on to get book deals from our creative writing courses in London and online has just risen to 30. Equivalent to the number of two entire CBC student groups (we only take 15 students at a time on to our selective courses), […]

06 March 2017

Writing Tips from Christopher Wakling

by Jack Hadley Guest Blog

Christopher Wakling has taught for Curtis Brown Creative since 2011, teaching on our creative writing courses both in London and online. It’s fair to say, then, that he knows a thing or two about the subject. Ahead of his next 3 Month course novel writing course which starts in April (with applications closing on Sunday […]

03 March 2017

Does your protagonist have to be likeable?

by Anna Davis From the Agents, Opinion, Writing Tips

A question I’m often asked by students on our online and London-based creative writing courses is, “Does my central character have to be likeable?” The honest answer is, it depends on how you’re constructing your novel and how reader-sympathies need to work with it. Let me explain … If you need the reader firmly on-side […]

01 March 2017

Stories from our Students

by Jack Hadley From Our Students

For those on our creative writing courses both in London and online, writing prompts can be a great way to get students’ creative juices flowing. In week three of our online Starting to Write Your Novel course, tutor Anna Davis gives students a ‘line of action’ and asks them to build a story around it. The […]

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