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.

03 December 2019

Sandi Toksvig

#WriteCBC – Three Wise Writers: 1. Sandi Toksvig

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Join the Christmas special edition of our #WriteCBC Twitter writing competition over on @cbcreative and you might win a place on an online creative writing course

28 November 2019

How to take part in our #WriteCBC Three Wise Writers competition

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

Following the marvellously silly success of last year’s #WriteCBC #BigWinterStory, this year we’re hosting three weeks of extra special festive #WriteCBC fun. Join us from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 18th December for three Christmas-tastic rounds of our popular Twitter microfiction competition. We’re asking our Twitter community to follow the guiding light of writerly advice from […]

28 November 2019

Author Andrew Michael Hurley

Andrew Michael Hurley: ‘Read widely, write every day and never feel that time spent doing either is wasted’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, Writing Tips

Andrew Michael Hurley is a critically-acclaimed, prize-winning author – his debut novel The Loney was originally published by Tartarus Press (a small independent publisher based in Yorkshire) as a 300-copy limited edition, before being republished by John Murray in 2015. It went on to win the Costa First Novel Award and Book of the Year […]

14 November 2019

Joe Moran, author of First Your Write a Sentence

Joe Moran’s three top tips for writing

by Joe Moran Author Interviews, Writing Tips

Joe Moran is the author of several academic books and numerous scholarly articles, most recently on the history and politics of everyday life. He is currently a reader in cultural history at Liverpool John Moores University. He writes for, among others, the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Times Literary Supplement. His most recent book […]

07 November 2019

#WriteCBC: writing tip and task from Caz Frear

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

The year may be almost over but there’s a whole lot of #WriteCBC still to come … Sharpen your pencils and prepare to settle down to November’s exciting writing task, with the bestselling crime author Caz Frear. Caz started writing her debut novel, Sweet Little Lies, on one of our London-based novel-writing courses, taught by […]

07 November 2019

Andrew Subramanium, Account Partner at HW Fisher

Tips to help authors manage their finances

by Andrew Subramaniam Writing Tips

HW Fisher are a top London chartered accountancy firm. They are also our longest-running sponsor – and regularly offer a fully-funded place on our three-month novel-writing courses in London. Read more about our former scholarship students here.  We asked our followers on Twitter and our current novel-writing students to send us their questions about how being […]

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