Course News Posts

03 July 2018

The Sarah Quinn BAME Writing Scholarship for YA and Children’s Fiction

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

We’re excited to announce that former Curtis Brown Creative student Sarah Quinn is providing a new BAME writing scholarship for our Writing YA and Children’s Fiction online course, taught by author Catherine Johnson. One talented writer of colour will receive a fully-funded place on the 3-month course, which runs this autumn. We want to encourage and support greater diversity amongst our students […]

28 June 2018

Summer must-reads from former CBC students

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

A heatwave has hit UK this week – and as we swelter in the London heat, now feels like a good time for a round-up of the hot new summer reads from of our published students. So here’s a selection of upcoming publications from Curtis Brown Creative students, which will make perfect beach reads and travel companions. […]

15 May 2018

Announcing the Marian Keyes Novel-Writing Scholarship

by Katie Smart Course News

We are completely thrilled to announce that the globally-bestselling and greatly-loved author Marian Keyes is personally sponsoring a fully-funded scholarship place for one talented writer with limited financial means to take up a place (worth £2600) on the next Curtis Brown Creative six-month online novel-writing course, starting in September. The scholar will join 14 other aspiring […]

05 May 2018

Authors who’ve taken our creative writing course in London

by Jack Hadley Course News, From Our Students

More than 55 of our alumni now have publishing deals – and here we’d like to celebrate some of the student successes that have started with our London courses.

04 May 2018

Introducing the new HW Fisher scholarship winner

by Katie Smart Course News

We’re delighted to announce that the latest HW Fisher scholarship, enabling one talented writer of limited financial means to study on one of our London-based creative writing courses for free, has been awarded to Kiare Ladner for her novel-in-progress Nightshift. Nightshift is a story of obsession set in London’s liminal world of nightshift workers. It’s concerned with what happens when the […]

05 April 2018

Celebrating forty book deals from our students

by Katie Smart Course News

Curtis Brown Creative have been running novel writing courses online and in London for almost seven years now, and it’s incredibly important to us that we continue to discover and nurture fresh new voices. This week we got the news that we’d reached a rather exciting milestone – 40 of our students have gone on to get […]

29 March 2018

Finding your trusted readers: What you can get from a CBC course

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

Andrea Barton took one of our online Creative Writing Courses, along with fellow course mates, Sarah Linhart and Sarah Hawthorn, with whom she has formed a lasting ‘Pen Pals Writing Group’. Recently they caught up to discuss their experiences studying with CBC … Andrea Barton: I was stuck. I’d written several complete manuscripts but agents had showed […]

19 March 2018

Fully-funded scholarship for our next London-based 3-month course

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

We at Curtis Brown Creative are delighted to be offering one paid scholarship place on our upcoming London-based Three-Month Novel-Writing Course, running from 25th April to 18th July. For the fifth time, HW Fisher & Company Chartered Accountants are generously providing the full funding for one student of limited financial means to join the course. The CBC team […]

21 January 2018

Reviewing the first draft: how to read your own novel

by Anna Davis Course News, From the Agents, Writing Tips

The editing and rewriting process starts with your first read-through. It’s worth taking care with this, and here are some tips to help you get the most out of it…

13 January 2018

A tutor’s story: When you’re told your creative writing student has a book deal

by Anna Davis Course News,

Christopher Wakling has taught many creative writing courses  for CBC, both in London and online. A quick bit of adding up shows that Chris has been the tutor of more of our published alumni than anyone else on the team – including Kate Hamer, Nicholas Searle, Lisa Williamson, SD Sykes, Catherine Bennetto – and most recently Maria Realf and James Hall. […]

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