Course News Posts

23 March 2022

CBC tutor Q&A: Suzannah Dunn

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Course News

The wonderful Suzannah Dunn is a much-loved member of the CBC tutor team. Suzannah has published fourteen novels, both contemporary and historical fiction. Here Suzannah talks about her approach to novel-writing, advice for writers juggling other commitments, and what she enjoys most about teaching students of our online novel-writing courses. Do you have a particular writing […]

20 January 2022

A whistle-stop tour of our new finishing and editing courses

by Anna Davis Course News, Writing Tips

Spring is a great time to blow away the cobwebs, bring out that novel-in-progress that’s been languishing in the darker corners of your mind – and get it finished, polished and out into the world. With these objectives very firmly in view, we’ve come up with some new courses to help you get properly done […]

11 November 2021

Meet Sashawne Smith, our HW Fisher novel-writing scholar

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

We’re pleased to announce that Sashawne Smith has been awarded the HW Fisher Novel-Writing Scholarship for Writers with Low Income for her novel-in-progress The Grosvenor Estate Pseudocides. Sashawne has won a fully funded place on our three-month Writing Your Novel course in London, with some teaching on Zoom. The CBC team were captivated by Sashawne’s […]

23 September 2021

Meet Cassie Quarless, winner of our Breakthrough Scholarship for TV Screenwriters

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

We are pleased to announce that Cassie Quarless has been awarded the Breakthrough Scholarship for TV Screenwriters for his script-in-progress Low Flyer. Cassie has won a place on our Writing an Original TV Drama Serial course led by tutor Colin Teevan. We are extremely grateful to the Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency for providing this […]

14 June 2021

Lyndsey Ng: ‘Never give up and read as widely as you can’

by Katie Smart Course News, Writing Tips

We’re excited to introduce our new part-time Courses Manager Lyndsey Ng!  Lyndsey joins the CBC team after working in book publicity and events. She was previously a Senior Publicity Manager at Hodder & Stoughton. Since then, she has work as Events and Media Manager for Village Books in Dulwich and at the Social Enterprise Leaders Plus. […]

10 June 2021

Meet Sakura Matsushima & Kwan Ann Tan, our Elizabeth Zott novel-writing scholars

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

We’re pleased to introduce the two talented writers that have been awarded the Elizabeth Zott Novel-Writing Scholarships for writers of colour. Sakura Matsushima has won a free place on our three-month online Writing Your Novel course for her brilliantly compelling novel-in-progress Makuno-uchi Bento. Kwan Ann Tan has won a free place on our six-month online […]

08 June 2021

Abby Parsons: ‘My top tip is to read as much as you can’

by Katie Smart Course News, Writing Tips

We’re delighted to introduce an exciting new joiner at Curtis Brown Creative: Abby Parsons joins us this week as Senior Manager – Courses and Operations (maternity cover).  Abby brings with her a wealth of publishing and editorial knowledge, she has been editing commercial fiction since 2014, at Hodder & Stoughton, Little, Brown Book Group and, most recently, […]

27 May 2021

Celebrating our favourite moments from #10YearsofCBC

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

Anna Davis, Founder and Director Has it REALLY been ten whole years since Curtis Brown Creative first opened its doors? It honestly feels like yesterday that I greeted those first fifteen nervous students in the agency’s reception area and led them through to the boardroom to start their three-month novel-writing course. I only hope they […]

24 March 2021

We’re hiring: Two job vacancies at Curtis Brown Creative

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

Two exciting opportunities have arisen at Curtis Brown Creative, the UK’s only agent-led creative writing school. 1. Senior Manager – Courses and Operations (Maternity cover – full-time, or four days per week subject to discussion) Reporting to and working closely with the Managing Director, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of our rolling […]

08 March 2021

Meet Brooke Maddison, our HW Fisher novel-writing scholar

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

We’re pleased to announce that Brooke Maddison has been awarded the HW Fisher Scholarship for Writers with Low Income for her novel-in-progress Adrift. Brooke has won a fully funded place on our three-month online Writing Your Novel course. The CBC team were hooked by Brooke’s stylish prose and her powerful portrayal of the relationship between […]

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