11 January 2017

Hit Australian crime novel The Dry by ex-student Jane Harper arrives in the UK

by Jack Hadley Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Jane Harper’s first novel The Dry, which she worked on while taking our Six-month Online Novel-Writing Course in 2014, is being published by Little, Brown today (12 January). Centred around an investigation into a brutal family massacre in a small Australian farming community, the novel was released in Australia back in summer 2016 and has […]

10 January 2017

The Butcher’s Hook by former student Janet Ellis launches in the US

by Jack Hadley Novels by CBC Alumni

After taking Curtis Brown Creative’s three-month creative-writing course in our London offices back in 2014, former student Janet Ellis’ debut novel was published in the UK in February 2016 to widespread acclaim. Set in a vividly described Georgian London, Ellis’ debut The Butcher’s Hook centres around Anne Jacob, a smart and bored nineteen-year-old, who finds […]

05 January 2017

Q&A: John Williams, Crime Fiction Reviewer at the Mail on Sunday

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Opinion

For students on our creative-writing courses, the possibility of one day having their novels reviewed in a national newspaper or magazine is a thrilling prospect. We thought it would be useful to get to know a little more about the process behind book reviewing itself, so we got in touch with Mail on Sunday crime fiction […]

03 January 2017

How to write historical fiction

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Opinion

For students on our creative-writing courses who are working on historical fiction, or who are writing something based around a historical figure, questions about how much or how little a writer should rely on research, and how much they should invent, come up regularly. History offers compelling and dramatic stories ready made for use in […]

01 January 2017

Curtis Brown Creative’s review of the year

by Rufus Purdy Events, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Another year over; a new one just begun – John and Yoko could just as easily have been singing about creative-writing courses as eliminating global conflict. And though we at Curtis Brown Creative had a wonderful 2016, we’re looking forward every bit as much to the new year. First, though, let’s look back to those […]

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