Our Courses Posts

21 September 2017

Reviewing the first draft: how to read your own novel

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

In the excitement of typing ‘The End’ on your completed first draft, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re all set to start sending your work out to literary agents. But I would always recommend you go the extra mile (or indeed the many extra miles) to polish your novel to a brilliant shine and […]

08 May 2017

Writing and publishing advice from Anna Davis

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

In the final week of both of our six-week online creative writing courses, we invite students to ask the course tutor and Curtis Brown Creative director Anna Davis questions on anything they like about the novel-writing process and the publishing industry in general. There’s always a fantastic breadth of questions, so we thought we’d share […]

15 March 2017

BookMachine Interview with Anna Davis

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

Our creative writing courses 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 you looking to apply […]

21 February 2017

BookMachine interview with Curtis Brown Creative editor Rufus Purdy

by Jack Hadley Our Courses, Student Successes

Our creative writing courses 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 inspiration behind starting Curtis […]

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 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 with applications for our […]

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 director Anna Davis, who provides the video lectures and teaching notes for our Starting to Write Your Novel and Edit & Pitch Your Novel creative writing courses, 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 […]

15 November 2016

CBC tutor Q&A: Suzannah Dunn

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Our Courses

For our next Six-month Online Novel-Writing Course, we’ve brought in the wonderful Suzannah Dunn. Suzannah has published 13 books, both contemporary and historical fiction, and has taught on many top creative writing courses, including being Director of the MA in Novel Writing at Manchester University for six years.  Here Suzannah talks about the challenges of writing […]

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

Each time I welcome a new bunch of students to one of our creative 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 advice also applies to studying on many other creative writing courses – whether […]

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 course last 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 blog, he […]

14 September 2016

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

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

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 creative writing courses since 2013, this was the first time we’d attempted to run this shorter course. The thinking behind this more concise option was that it would be a chance […]

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