Our Courses Posts

15 March 2017

BookMachine Interview with Anna Davis

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

Our creative writing courses in London and online were again highlighted by influential book-industry blog BookMachine this week, when our managing director Anna Davis was interviewed by the site’s Norah Myers (@bookish_norah). Here Anna talks about our new six-week online course, Write to the End of Your Novel, and gives some tips for those of […]

21 February 2017

BookMachine interview with Curtis Brown Creative editor Rufus Purdy

by Jack Hadley Our Courses, Student Successes

Our creative writing courses in London and online were highlighted by influential book-industry blog BookMachine this week, when our editor Rufus Purdy was interviewed by the site’s Norah Myers (@bookish_norah). Here, he tells her what sets CBC apart, and how 27 of our former students have gone on to get book deals. What was the […]

25 January 2017

Our favourite children’s and Young Adult novels

by Jack Hadley From the Agents, Our Courses

As applications for our spring creative writing courses in London and online come in, it’s always good for us to have a sense of what the agents at Curtis Brown and C&W are reading and getting excited about. We at Curtis Brown Creative would love to help nurture the next generation of great children’s writers, and […]

08 December 2016

All writers start their novels in one of two ways – which is you?

by Anna Davis From the Agents, Opinion, Our Courses, Writing Tips

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. Our director, Anna Davis, believes that when you start writing a novel, you will inevitably fall into one of two categories. Here’s her theory and her tips to help you get going …  When you decide to write your novel, there are two basic starting […]

15 November 2016

CBC Tutor Q&A: Suzannah Dunn

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Our Courses

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. And, for our next Six-month Online Creative Writing Course, we’ve brought in the wonderful Suzannah Dunn. Suzannah has published 13 books, both contemporary and historical fiction, and is a highly experienced creative-writing tutor, having been Director of the MA in Novel Writing at Manchester University for […]

27 September 2016

How to get the best out of your creative writing course

by Anna Davis From the Agents, Opinion, Our Courses, Writing Tips

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. And, each time I welcome a new bunch of students to one of Curtis Brown Creative’s novel-writing courses in London, I always make a point of telling them how to get the best out of their experience with us. And actually, much of my […]

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. […]

14 September 2016

Some feedback on CBC’s first Starting to Write Your Novel Course

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. And, in May this year, we ran our first-ever six-week Online Starting to Write Your Novel course. While we’ve been running six- and three-month online courses since 2013, this was the first time we’d attempted to run this shorter course. The thinking behind this […]

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 […]

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