Lesley Sanderson was a student on our 6-month novel-writing course in London back in 2015, her debut psychological thriller The Orchid Girls is out now. Lesley worked on this novel during her time with us and since taking the course and honing her craft she has learnt how much of a difference plotting your novel can […]
Last week we started #WriteCBC’s Big Winter Story – a collaborative story being written and drawn day by day on Twitter, with prizes each day for one writer and one illustrator. it’s not too late to join in … Read on, and also check out the full instructions on how to join in The Big Winter Story in this […]
Ren Renwick, CEO of the Association of Illustrators, gives her top tips on becoming a professional children’s picture book illustrator.
We’ve reached the climax of our #WriteCBC collaborative Twitter Big Winter Story – and we strongly doubt it could be any nuttier! It started with a mysterious red velvet chair in a snowy photo prompt from the fabulous Marian Keyes and has now come all the way to a young William Shakespeare being kidnapped by faceless figures […]
Finding an agent is a matter of fit. It takes persistence and confidence, remember that publishing is a subjective business, and so what might be a NO for some agents is a YES for others. Catherine Cho, an Associate Agent at Curtis Brown, shares her top tips on how to send a query to a literary agent.
For THIS month – December – we’re running a VERY SPECIAL #WriteCBC, with a writing task set by the fabulous MARIAN KEYES!! Here’s how to play…
We asked the literary agents at Curtis Brown and C&W what they will be reading over the festive period, as well as the books they will be gifting to their loved ones.
We’re delighted to announce that Elliot Sweeney has been awarded the HW Fisher Scholarship for his novel-in-progress Brown Eyed Girl.
Debut author Rachael Blok shares her tips for editing your novel and how reading other novels will help you with finishing your own.
Karen Cole was a student on our Writing YA and Children’s Fiction course taught by Catherine Johnson, but it was during her time studying with us that she discovered her talent for writing thrillers. Here she tells us more …