Student Successes Posts

02 November 2017

Former CBC student Jane Harper wins CWA Gold Dagger award

by Rufus Purdy Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Huge congratulations to our former student Jane Harper (above, with the CBC team), who has just won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger prize for her debut novel The Dry. Jane, who studied on one of our online writing courses in Autumn 2014, and developed the book on the course along with her 14 coursemates […]

05 October 2017

Five authors who’ve taken our creative writing course in London

by Jack Hadley Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

We’ve been running our London writing courses from our offices on the Haymarket since 2011, and it’s always quite something to look back and take stock of our student successes in recent years. From discovering new voices and honing talent to guiding authors through practical aspects of the industry, working with serious, hard-working writers is what […]

28 September 2017

Five authors who took an online creative writing course

by Rufus Purdy Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Following the recent announcement that Heidi Perks, who studied on the very first of our online writing courses, has become our 35th former student to get a book deal, we thought it was time to shine a light on those published CBC alumni who – like Heidi – opted to study on the online version […]

28 September 2017

How I secured a book deal with Century for my second novel

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Student Successes

Heidi Perks took the very first of our online novel writing courses back in 2013, which was taught by CBC stalwart Christopher Wakling. It’s been an interesting journey for Heidi since since then, with her making the choice to self-publish her first book, Beneath the Surface. Last week it was announced that Heidi had been offered a healthy […]

21 September 2017

Former CBC student Jane Harper in The Sydney Morning Herald

by Rufus Purdy Student Successes

Huge congratulations to former student from our online writing courses Jane Harper (above, with the CBC team), who we’ve just heard has passed the 100,000 paperback sales mark in the UK for her debut novel The Dry. Jane, who studied with us back in 2014, came up with the idea for the bestselling crime thriller […]

07 September 2017

Michelle Kenney: how I signed a three book deal

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, From Our Students, Student Successes

Michelle Kenney (@MKenneyPR) was on one of our online children’s writing courses in 2015, and this year signed a three book deal with HQ Digital for her Book of Fire trilogy. We talked to Michelle about her approach to world-building, and how she’s kept in touch with her fellow creative writing courses students since her course finished in […]

10 August 2017

Do writing courses help in getting published?

by Laura Marshall From Our Students, Guest Blog, Opinion, Student Successes

Laura Marshall, who studied on one of our London writing courses in 2015, has just had her debut novel Friend Request published by Little, Brown. Here, in a piece that originally appeared on her own author blog, she talks about how her time with CBC helped her, and asks whether such creative writing courses can […]

27 July 2017

Romantic fiction novel Maggie’s Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published today

by Rufus Purdy Student Successes

Congratulations to our former student Caroline Beecham, whose debut romantic fiction novel Maggie’s Kitchen is published in the UK today by Ebury Press. Caroline – who was on one of our online writing courses in 2015 – shares her publication day with another former Curtis Brown Creative student: Laura Marshall, whose debut Friend Request also […]

20 July 2017

Former Curtis Brown Creative student to publish psychological thriller

by Rufus Purdy Student Successes

Huge congratulations to our former student Dawn Goodwin, who has just become our 34th student to get a book deal. Dawn, who studied on the very first of our online writing courses in 2013 – along with fellow published novelists Alice Clark-Platts and Catherine Bennetto – will have her debut novel – psychological thriller The […]

13 July 2017

Former student’s YA debut to be published in August

by Rufus Purdy Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Huge congratulations to Michelle Kenney (above) – our 33rd student to get a book deal – whose debut YA novel Book of Fire is to be published by HarperCollins imprint HQ Digital on 25 August. Michelle studied on one of our children’s writing courses in Autumn 2015, and developed the novel in a series of […]

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