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22 February 2021

Jennie Godfrey (left) and Hannah Luckett (right)

Six top tips for nurturing a writing friendship

by Jennie Godfrey and Hannah Luckett From Our Students, Writing Tips

Writers Jennie Godfrey and Hannah Luckett met on our Write to the End of Your Novel course last year, and quickly became each other’s beta readers and great friends. They both went on to study on one of our selective-entry Writing Your Novel courses. Now they both have literary agents and are working towards publication. […]

18 February 2021

Sarah Lawton, author

Sarah Lawton: ‘Find your tribe – writing can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students, Writing Tips

Sarah Lawton has taken several online writing courses with us, including the full How to Write Your Novel series, Writing a Psychological Thriller and our selective-entry three-month Writing Your Novel course. She is now represented by Curtis Brown literary agent Felicity Blunt. Her debut psychological thriller All the Little Things is to be published by […]

16 February 2021

Meet Stacey Thomas, our Clare Mackintosh Novel-Writing Scholar

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, Course News, From Our Students

We’re pleased to announce that Stacey Thomas has been awarded the Clare Mackintosh Scholarship for Black Writers for her novel-in-progress The Revels. Stacey has won a fully funded place on our Writing Your Novel – Six Months course taught by Simon Wroe and Cathi Unsworth. Stacey will also receive a bespoke mentoring package created by Clare. […]

09 February 2021

Meet Roisin McAweaney, our CHEERIO Novel-Writing Scholar

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, Course News, From Our Students

We’re pleased to announce that Roisin McAweaney has been awarded the CHEERIO Scholarship For Writers With Low Income for her novel-in-progress Salted Caramel. Roisin has won a fully funded place on our Writing Your Novel – Six Months course taught by Laura Barnett and Lisa O’Donnell. Roisin is the first talented writer to receive this scholarship […]

04 February 2021

Fran Quinn, author

#WriteCBC tip and task from Frances Quinn

by Jennifer Kerslake Events, Writing Tips

Your protagonist must be believable to hook your reader. This writing task from author Frances Quinn will help you creative a compelling character.

03 February 2021

Hiron Ennes and Alexander Cochran

Author Hiron Ennes & agent Alexander Cochran on Leech

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students, From the Agents

Hiron Ennes (pictured left) was a student on our six-month Writing Your Novel course in 2017. Hiron used their time on the course to work on a fascinating science fiction novel unlike anything we’d ever seen. After the course they gained representation from C&W’s Alexander Cochran (pictured right). We were delighted to start 2021 with […]

02 February 2021

Caroline Bishop: ‘For me the writing is really in the editing’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students, Writing Tips

Caroline Bishop was a student on our Write to the End of your Novel course back in 2017. Her debut historical novel The Other Daughter is to be published by Simon & Schuster later this month. We caught up with Caroline to find out about the inspiration behind her debut, how to research historical fiction […]

27 January 2021

Abigail Mann: ‘If you want to write a book, no one else is going to write it for you’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students, Writing Tips

Abigail Mann was a student on our Staring to Write Your Novel course back in 2018. Her debut novel The Lonely Fajita was shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2019 and went on to be published by HarperCollins in 2021. We caught up with Abigail to find out about the inspiration behind her […]

25 January 2021

Anna Davis, Curtis Brown Creative's Managing Director

Anna Davis answers your questions about creative writing, literary agents and publishing

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, How To ..., Writing Tips

Last Thursday our founder and Director Anna Davis took to Twitter to answer your burning questions about writing and publishing – from advising on how best to approach literary agents to discussing the current book market. It was clear from your questions that many of you have set the goal to submit your novel to agents […]

21 January 2021

Writing from Home

Tips for TV screenwriters | Prepare your application to our Writing an Original TV Drama Serial course

by Jack Hadley Writing Tips

Are you thinking of applying to our Writing an Original TV Drama Serial course? Maybe you already have some screenwriting experience – you might even have credits to your name… Or perhaps you’re a writer who’s worked in other disciplines (such as theatre or fiction). Maybe you’re totally new to writing and feel inspired to […]

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