25 July 2019

SD Sykes NL

SD Sykes: ‘Give your main characters room to grow …’

by SD Sykes From Our Students, Writing Tips

SD Sykes (Sarah) was a student on our three-month novel-writing course in London back in 2012. Since then, she’s written four books in the ‘Somershill’ historical crime series, set in the aftermath of the Black Death. Her fourth novel in the series, The Bone Fire is published by Hodder and Stoughton.  Here she shares 6 […]

24 July 2019

Cynan Jones, author

Cynan Jones: ‘Don’t write to be published’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, Writing Tips

We’re so excited to share with you our brand new 6-week online course, Writing Short Stories, led by award-winning short story author Cynan Jones. Cynan Jones won the Betty Trask award for his novel The Long Dry and he won BBC National Short Story Award in 2017, for which he is on the 2019 judging panel (shortlist to be announced […]

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

Curtis Brown Chairman and top literary agent Jonny Geller reveals the 50 extraordinary tasks literary agents do to promote their authors.

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 Author Interviews, From Our Students

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 […]

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