16 January 2020

Writing in notepad

How to start writing a novel

by Anna Davis From the Agents, How To ..., Writing Tips

Are you settling down into the new decade by starting to write a novel? Have you been mulling over a good story idea for years but failing to actually get it started? Or perhaps you’re putting words down but feeling unsure of what you’re doing and where you’re headed with it? Writing a novel can […]

15 January 2020

Jake Arnott, Author

Jake Arnott: ‘You have to create the whole world of your novel …’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, Writing Tips

We’re excited to welcome back celebrated author Jake Arnott, who was the tutor of our first ever writing course in 2011 – the course on which Jessie Burton began writing her global bestseller, The Miniaturist – as tutor of our upcoming six-month novel writing course in London. Jake is the author of seven highly acclaimed novels including The […]

09 January 2020

Writing a scene

Inspirational writing quotes from celebrated authors

by Jennifer Kerslake Events, Writing Tips

Looking for inspiration as you return to your writing after the festive break? Check out the tips, advice and nuggets of wisdom we’ve collected from some famous masters of the craft. Whether you’re starting a new story or editing your work-in-progress, these inspirational quotes will help to fire your imagination for the year ahead. ‘All […]

01 January 2020

New Year’s Writing Resolutions 2020

by Jennifer Kerslake Events, Writing Tips

New Year is the perfect time to reflect on where you are with your writing and where you would like to be. Before you return to your desk, why not take a moment to think about your goals and ambitions as a writer? Could changing your routine or approach help you to fulfil those ambitions? […]

17 December 2019

Clare Mackintosh, author

#WriteCBC – Three Wise Writers: 3. Clare Mackintosh

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Can you believe it – we’ve already arrived at the final instalment of our Three Wise Writers festive #WriteCBC! And – yep – we’re going to get VERY Christmassy, as you’re about to find out. We are SO delighted that our third wise writer is the wonderful Clare Mackintosh! She has a great tip and […]

17 December 2019

Study novel-writing in London

Kick-start your writing this new year and reach your writing goals

by Katie Smart Writing Tips

Once we’ve all got the parties, the turkey, the family and the tinsel out of the way, it’ll once again be time to settle down and give ourselves a fresh new start for our writing in the new year – a new decade, in fact! But sometimes getting down to work is more easily said […]

12 December 2019

Elizabeth Lee and Lucy Morris

Author Elizabeth Lee and her agent Lucy Morris on their passion for Cunning Women

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

We are thrilled for Elizabeth Lee, our 79th student to get a major book deal. Liz was awarded the Marian Keyes scholarship to study on our six-month online novel-writing course. After completing the course, Curtis Brown’s Lucy Morris fell in love with her novel, Cunning Women, a searing story of forbidden love and the curtailing […]

11 December 2019

Anna Bailey, author

Anna Bailey: ‘I like to go to places in real life so I can experience them authentically’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Anna Bailey finished our six-month online novel-writing course this summer. She quickly gained representation from Curtis Brown’s Alice Lutyens, and now has a major two book deal with Doubleday, who fought off stiff competition to publish her debut novel, Tall Bones. A literary crime novel set in a small-town in Colorado, Tall Bones is about […]

10 December 2019

David Nicholls

#WriteCBC – Three Wise Writers: 2. David Nicholls

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s Week 2 of our Three Wise Writers #WriteCBC Christmas special and we’re thrilled to welcome the amazing David Nicholls as our second guest author! If you didn’t take part in last week’s instalment of our Twitter writing competition, check out this blog to find out how to play and what you can win – […]

04 December 2019

Colin Teevan Screen Writer for TV

Announcing our new course: Writing an Original TV Drama Serial

by Anna Davis Course News

We’re launching an exciting new course in Writing a TV Drama Serial, with celebrated screenwriter Colin Teevan as tutor, and with masterclasses from leading TV professionals and the Curtis Brown Theatre, Film and TV agents. The 18 week course starts in March 2020 in the Curtis Brown offices.

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Writing an Original TV Drama Serial

09 Mar – 13 Jul
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Six-Month Novel-Writing Course with Jake Arnott

17 Feb – 09 Jul

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17 Feb – 27 Jul
Starting to Write Your Novel

Starting to Write Your Novel

23 Jan – 05 Mar