August is usually holiday-month for #WriteCBC and for the CBC team – but in this weird year, we’re all at our desks (though at home!) – and we reckon lots of our #WriteCBC regulars are too – hi, you people! If you haven’t taken part in #WriteCBC before, we’re delighted to have you join us – […]
Tessa Hadley is the author of seven highly acclaimed novels and three short story collections. In 2016 she was awarded the Windham Campbell Prize and the Hawthornden Prize, and she won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her collection Bad Dreams in 2018. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, Granta and other magazines. We’re thrilled that Tessa […]
We’re over the moon to share the news that Cynthia Murphy is our 100th former student with a major publishing deal. In honour of this huge milestone, we’ve got lots of exciting celebratory content coming your way, so please join us on social media by following the hashtag: #CBC100Authors! (Twitter @cbcreative and Instagram @curtisbrowncreative) Cynthia […]
Every author will ultimately develop their own approach to planning and writing a novel and there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all solution. Nor is there a consensus among the professionals. If you’re wondering how to plan your own novel, here are ten steps to get you started.
Our brand new six-week online course, Writing a Psychological Thriller, led by bestselling novelist Erin Kelly is open now for enrolment. Erin’s first novel The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and a Richard and Judy bestseller, and she has since written six novels including the Sunday Times bestseller, He Said/She Said and the […]
We’re pleased to announce that Rachel Driscoll has been awarded the Write From Home Scholarship for her novel-in-progress His Name is Oskar. Rachel has won a fully-funded place on our Three-Month Online Novel-Writing course taught by Andrew Michael Hurley. At CBC we were captivated by Rachel’s unique narrator – Darkness itself. We’re thrilled to have her on board for […]
We talk to former Edit & Pitch Your Novel student Philippa Swan about writing routines and her debut novel The Night of All Souls.
CBC and Curtis Brown are proud to be partnering with the Women’s Prize Trust and NatWest to launch Discoveries, a writing development programme that will offer aspiring female authors of all ages and backgrounds encouragement and support at the beginning of their creative journeys. Regular readers of this blog will already know Anna Davis, author and managing director […]
Inject humour into your writing with this #WriteCBC tip and task from Kirsty Eyre, author of the Comedy Women In Print prize-winning novel Cow Girl.
We’re delighted to announce a new joiner at CBC. Emmanuel Omodeinde joins us as Team Assistant after recently completing an internship at 4th Estate and William Collins.