From Our Students Posts

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 […]

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

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. Chandra G (above) was a student on our very first Starting to Write Your Novel 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. […]

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

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. 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 […]

19 August 2016

The CBC Writing for Children course – a review

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

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. Ian Brooks (above) studied with tutor Catherine Johnson and 14 other students on our Online Writing for Children course at the beginning of last year. Here, in a piece we’ve borrowed from Ian’s own blog, he tells us about his time with Curtis Brown […]

05 July 2016

Why study online? Let our students answer that…

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Opinion, Our Courses

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. Back in autumn 2013, we widened the reach of our novel-writing courses 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, […]

19 May 2016

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

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Our Courses

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. The final week of the Starting to Write Your Novel online 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 […]

06 May 2016

Great new writing from our Starting to Write Your Novel course

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Our Courses

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. We’re currently midway through a test run of our brand-new Starting to Write Your Novel online 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, […]

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 Curtis Brown Creative creative writing course in London 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 […]

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

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online, and many of our former students have gone on to get book deals. 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, […]

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