22 July 2019

lucy morris cb120

Lucy Morris: ‘Learn everything about your main character’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the Curtis Brown […]

16 July 2019

Jonny Geller, Curtis Brown 120

The life of a literary agent

by Jonny Geller Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week Curtis Brown Chairman and top literary agent Jonny Geller reveals what it is really like to be an agent … I’m often asked: what […]

15 July 2019

Catherine Cho, Curtis Brown 120

Catherine Cho: ‘Stories need to have rhythm and pacing’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the Curtis Brown […]

11 July 2019

Sophie Jai NL

Meet Sophie Jai our 70th former student with a major book deal!

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

It was only 11 months ago that we announced our 50th book deal, but we are thrilled to announce that Sophie Jai is now our 70th former student to get a book deal! We’re so incredibly proud of all of our students, and here’s to 70 more … Sophie has just finished our 6-month novel-writing course in London, […]

11 July 2019

Charlotte Philby

Charlotte Philby: ‘Writing fiction can be hugely therapeutic’

by Katie Smart

Charlotte Philby’s debut spy thriller The Most Difficult Thing is out now from Borough Press. She starting working on her early version of this novel on two of our six-week online novel-writing courses (Starting to Write Your Novel and Write to the End of Your Novel). We asked Charlotte more about her experience of the course what motivates […]

09 July 2019

Jennifer Kerslake

Announcing a newbie on the CBC team …

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new joiner at Curtis Brown Creative: Jennifer Kerslake, currently editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group, starts work with us in September as Senior Manager – Courses and Operations.  Jennifer says she’s “delighted to be joining Curtis Brown Creative, whose programme of courses I have long admired for their creative ambition and […]

08 July 2019

Norah Perkins CB120

Norah Perkins: ‘Read your submission aloud to catch repetitions and awkwardness’

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the Curtis Brown […]

04 July 2019

Cathy Rentzenbrink

#WriteCBC Writing Tip and Writing Task from Cathy Rentzenbrink

by Curtis Brown 120 Events, Writing Tips

It’s #WriteCBC time again – our monthly Twitter writing competition! Our fabulous guest for July is Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of the bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love and the very moving A Manual for Heartache – as well as being the course leader for our new Writing A Memoir online course. If you haven’t joined in #WriteCBC before, check […]

03 July 2019

Photograph by Kate GaborPhotograph by Kate Gabor

Ruth Kvarnström-Jones: ‘a painful rejection may only last a day …’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Ruth Kvarnström-Jones is a British-Swedish author, she studied on our three-month online novel-writing course in 2018 and now she has a three-book deal with Printz Publishing for her historical trilogy Halleholm. The first novel in the series is set to be published in 2020.  We found out more about Ruth’s approach to writing and her experience of studying online […]

02 July 2019

Laura Barnett, AuthorPhotograph by Chris O'Donovan

Curtis Brown Creative to run writing courses in Dubai

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

We’ve teamed up with The Emirates Literature Foundation to take CBC tutor and bestselling author Laura Barnett (The Versions of Us, Greatest Hits) to Dubai this October to teach two fiction writing courses, one for new writers and one for experienced writers. This is the first time that CBC courses will be held in Dubai. Isobel Abulhoul, CEO […]

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