From Our Students Posts

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 […]

27 September 2016

Starting to Write Your Novel: a student’s experience

by Chandra G From Our Students, Guest Blog, Opinion, Our Courses

Chandra G (above) was a student on our very first Starting to Write Your Novel creative-writing course earlier this year – and was one of the students selected at the end for a free tutorial with one of the Curtis Brown and C&W literary-agent team. Here, in a piece taken from the Medium writing community […]

02 September 2016

The Online Writing For Children Course: how it helped me

by Ann Marie Howell From Our Students, Guest Blog, Our Courses, Student Successes

Ann Marie Howell joined our Online Writing For Children course in Autumn 2015. Here she tells us how it helped her to finish her novel and find an agent: I had been working on a children’s book for a few months, but something still wasn’t quite right. The plot? Clunky dialogue? I wasn’t sure and I […]

19 August 2016

The CBC Writing for Children course – a review

by Ian Brooks From Our Students, Guest Blog, Our Courses

The next Curtis Brown Creative Online Writing for Children Course closes for applications on Sunday 11 September – and if you’re umming and aahing about whether or not to submit, why not let someone who’s actually taken the course tell you what it’s like? Ian Brooks (above) studied with tutor Catherine Johnson and 14 other […]

05 July 2016

Why study online? Let our students answer that…

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Opinion, Our Courses

Back in autumn 2013, we widened the reach of our creative-writing courses here at Curtis Brown Creative by moving into the virtual realm and offering our first online novel-writing course. And since those courses began, seven of our online students have gone on to get book deals – David Barbaree, Catherine Bennetto, Alice Clark-Platts, Lisa Duffy, Jane Harper, Hannah McKinnon […]

19 May 2016

Great new writing from our Starting to Write Your Novel course #2

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Our Courses

The final week of the Starting to Write Your Novel online creative-writing test course is fast approaching. We’ve seen a steady transition over the past few weeks: at the beginning, my fellow diligent testers were reporting faults as they found them, giving us feedback on site navigation and completing their tasks, but we ran out of bugs to […]

06 May 2016

Great new writing from our Starting to Write Your Novel course

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Our Courses

We’re currently midway through a test run of our brand-new Starting to Write Your Novel online creative-writing course, a six-week course designed to kickstart a novel into life. If you’ve seen our Starting to Write My Novel blog, you may know that prior to launch, we invited a handful of Curtis Brown Creative alumni to […]

29 April 2016

CBC alumna Annabelle Thorpe on the merit of creative writing courses

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Our Courses

Annabelle Thorpe, who studied on a London-based Curtis Brown Creative novel-writing course back in 2011, is a leading travel journalist whose debut novel, The People We Were Before, has just been published by Quercus. Originally a sceptic about creative-writing courses, she tells us how Curtis Brown Creative changed her mind. I’ve always been suspicious of creative writing courses. Over […]

21 April 2016

Novels to come out of Curtis Brown Creative: #10 The People We Were Before by Annabelle Thorpe

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Annabelle Thorpe, who studied on a Curtis Brown Creative novel writing course back in 2011, was an experienced writer long before she turned her hand to fiction. As a travel journalist, she has written extensively for publications including The Times and The Guardian, is an editor of the online publication 101 Short Breaks and has made a […]

19 April 2016

Author Q&A: Annabelle Thorpe

by Eli Keren Author Interviews, From Our Students, Student Successes

With applications now open for our next batch of London-based and online creative-writing courses, we thought we’d take a moment to talk to a recent Curtis Brown Creative student who’s gone from strength to strength. Annabelle Thorpe attended our second-ever novel-writing course back in 2011. Alongside Annabelle, this course had produced three other published authors: Tim Glencross, […]

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