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Discoveries Posts

02 December 2020

Sandeep Mahal: ‘Have fellow travellers alongside you who can help… connect with other writers.’

by Discoveries 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 Director […]

18 November 2020

#Deskoveries | Writing desk round-up

by Discoveries Discoveries, From Our Students

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. Last week we asked the Twitter writing community where they like to […]

28 October 2020

What makes a powerful opening line?

by Discoveries Discoveries, Writing Tips

An opening of a novel should transport you into the world of the story. These writing tips and examples from fiction will help you write a powerful opening.

21 October 2020

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

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 […]

07 October 2020

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 […]

30 September 2020

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

Meet the CBC and Curtis Brown Discoveries team

by Discoveries Discoveries, Events, From the Agents

Now that the Discoveries Prize is open for application we’d like to introduce you to the team of women behind Curtis Brown’s and Curtis Brown Creative’s participation in the programme. We’re all particularly excited to be working with the Women’s Prize Trust and NatWest on this exciting new initiative designed to support unpublished women writers […]

16 September 2020

How to prepare your application to Discoveries

by Discoveries Discoveries, Events, How To ...

We are so excited to announce that 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 […]

22 July 2020

Ten step guide to planning your novel

by Discoveries Discoveries, Writing Tips

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.

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