27 June 2017

Another former student gets a book deal

by Rufus Purdy Student Successes

Huge congratulations to author Jo Jakeman (above), who recently became the 32nd former Curtis Brown Creative student to get a book deal. Her debut novel, the psychological thriller Sticks and Stones, will be published by Harvill Secker in July 2018. Jo – who lives in Derbyshire – studied on our Online Six-Month Novel-Writing Course in […]

15 June 2017

Hannah McKinnon: how I found an agent and got a book deal

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, From Our Students

Hannah McKinnon (@ MrsElectrilight) took part in our Six-Month Online Novel-Writing Course in 2014, before quickly securing representation then a publishing deal for her debut Time After Time. We caught up with Hannah (who lives in Canada) to find out a bit more about her journey from completing one of our creative writing courses to the publication […]

12 June 2017

Former student Jessica Jarlvi to publish debut novel

by Rufus Purdy Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

It’s been an exciting few months for Swedish author Jessica Jarlvi (above), who studied on our online creative writing courses back in 2015. After being one of the winners of the Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction – awarded to unpublished novelists – in 2016, she then signed a deal with Head of Zeus imprint Aria, […]

01 June 2017

Lisa Duffy: ‘The creative writing course breathed new life into my work’

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Student Successes

Debut novelist Lisa Duffy took part in our online novel-writing course in 2015, writing a novel with the help of her tutor and 14 coursemates, before securing a publishing deal at Touchstone for her debut, The Salt House. Set in a coastal town in Maine, Lisa’s novel centres on the Kelly family, as they come […]

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 […]

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