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26 October 2020

Danni Georgiou, Team Assistant

Meet Danni Georgiou, our new Team Assistant

by Katie Smart Events

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new joiner at Curtis Brown Creative: Danni Georgiou has joined us as Team Assistant after previously working with agents in other areas of The Curtis Brown Group. Read on to find out more about Danni, her love of books and what she’s been enjoying most about her new role… You joined us […]

22 October 2020

Bonnie Garmus and Felicity Blunt

Author Bonnie Garmus & agent Felicity Blunt on Lessons in Chemistry

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

Last week, during the publishing industry’s first ever virtual Frankfurt Book Fair, we received some spectacular news – former novel-writing student Bonnie Garmus was the talk of the fair! Bonnie’s agent, Curtis Brown’s Felicity Blunt, sold Lessons in Chemistry (which she worked on with us) to Doubleday in a massive 16-way auction, and by the […]

21 October 2020

Lucy Morris. Agent and Discoveries judge

Lucy Morris: ‘I am always won over by confidence in debuts, unapologetic originality of voice and assured plotting’

by Discoveries Discoveries, From the Agents, Writing Tips

CBC and Curtis Brown are proud to be partnering with the Women’s Prize Trust and NatWest to create Discoveries, a writing development prize and programme that offers aspiring female authors of all ages and backgrounds encouragement and support at the beginning of their creative journeys. This week the Discoveries team talk books and writing advice with Curtis […]

14 October 2020

Photography by @gazmadustudios

Abi Daré: ‘If I am not writing, I am thinking about my characters and planning the next scene in my head’

by Discoveries Author Interviews, Discoveries, Writing Tips

CBC and Curtis Brown are proud to be partnering with the Women’s Prize Trust and NatWest to create Discoveries, a writing development prize and programme that offers aspiring female authors of all ages and backgrounds encouragement and support at the beginning of their creative journeys. This week the Discoveries team talk books and writing advice with international bestselling […]

12 October 2020

Sam Hepburn, author of Gone Before

Six tips for writing a psychological thriller

by Sam Hepburn Author Interviews, Writing Tips

Sam Hepburn is the author of many YA and adult thrillers. She has been shortlisted for several prestigious prizes and nominated for the Cilip Carnegie Medal for her YA thrillers. Her latest novel Gone Before is a fast-paced psychological thriller that asks the question: what would you do if you discovered your whole life was […]

07 October 2020

Writing desk with papers and laptop

14-step guide to writing a synopsis for the Discoveries Prize

by Discoveries Discoveries, Writing Tips

The Discoveries Prize is now open for entries! We’re proud to be partnered with the Women’s Prize Trust, Curtis Brown and NatWest on this brand new opportunity for unpublished women writers. The prize also has a brilliant panel of judges which includes bestselling author and founder of the Women’s Prize Kate Mosse, founder and director of CBC Anna […]

01 October 2020

S J Parris, author

#WriteCBC tip and task from S J Parris

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

With lots of us feeling a bit low and tentative about what the next few months may have in store for us, let’s hold our creative focus, and keep writing and connecting with other writers. Here is October’s #WriteCBC to help with that! This month’s special guest is the fabulous bestselling historical fiction author S […]

01 October 2020

Ella Berman, author

How to write a novel with dual timelines

by Ella Berman From Our Students, How To ..., Writing Tips

Ella Berman studied on one of our three-month novel-writing courses in 2016. Her debut novel The Comeback was published by Berkley in August this year and has been well-received – it was also selected as an August fiction pick for NBC’s Today Show. Read on to find out what tips and tricks Ella used to write this compelling […]

30 September 2020

Anna Davis, author and Discoveries Prize Judge

Anna Davis: ‘Make sure you’re working on a novel that you really want to write all the way to the end’

by Discoveries Author Interviews, Discoveries, Writing Tips

CBC and Curtis Brown are proud to be partnering with the Women’s Prize Trust and NatWest to create Discoveries, a writing development prize and programme that offers aspiring female authors of all ages and backgrounds encouragement and support at the beginning of their creative journeys. This week the Discoveries team talk books and writing advice with CBC’s very […]

23 September 2020

S J Parris, author

Stephanie Merritt: ‘The novelist begins where the historical record leaves gaps’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, Writing Tips

Our brand new six-week online course, Writing a Historical Fiction, led by bestselling novelist S J Parris – aka Stephanie Merritt – is open now for enrolment. Writing as S J Parris, Stephanie is the author of the number one bestselling Giordano Bruno historical thriller series, which centres on the sixteenth-century renegade monk, philosopher and heretic Giordano Bruno. […]

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