Creative writing courses, In London and Online

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Our Three- and Six-Month Selective-Entry Courses in London or Online

Highly selective, highly personalised

Our selective-entry creative writing courses focus in-depth on your novel-in-progress, with tutor-led writing workshops, one-to-one tuition, dedicated teaching and industry insights.

Connect with authors, publishers & literary agents

The literary agents at Curtis Brown and C+W regularly visit our London creative writing courses to meet students. On our online courses, they take part in exclusive Q&A days.


Our three six-week online foundation courses are open to all-comers. Enrol on whichever suits your stage of writing, or take all three courses to go all the way from first idea to finished novel.


Starting to Write Your Novel

Develop your idea, plot and plan your novel, and write a confident opening, with our support.


Write to the End of Your Novel

You’ve started writing but it’s a long way to the end of the first draft. We’ll get you there.


Edit & Pitch Your Novel

Great novels are made in the edit. We’ll help you get the best out of your novel and learn how to pitch to agents.

Expert teaching materials

Each course features teaching videos and substantial notes organised into six modules, specially written and produced by novelist, agent and CBC Director Anna Davis.

Writing tasks and support

Each week you’ll complete writing tasks designed by Anna Davis and get feedback from other students in group discussions, moderated by us. Weekly messages from Anna reinforce the lessons.

Our current courses

Write to the End of Your Novel

Edit & Pitch Your Novel

Starting to Write Your Novel

Six-Month Novel Writing Course with Christopher Wakling

Six-Month Novel Writing Course with Lisa O’Donnell

Writing YA and Children’s Fiction