Events Posts

09 January 2020

Inspirational writing quotes from celebrated authors

by Jennifer Kerslake Events, Writing Tips

Looking for inspiration as you return to your writing after the festive break? Check out the tips, advice and nuggets of wisdom we’ve collected from some famous masters of the craft. Whether you’re starting a new story or editing your work-in-progress, these inspirational quotes will help to fire your imagination for the year ahead. ‘All […]

01 January 2020

New Year’s Writing Resolutions 2020

by Jennifer Kerslake Events, Writing Tips

New Year is the perfect time to reflect on where you are with your writing and where you would like to be. Before you return to your desk, why not take a moment to think about your goals and ambitions as a writer? Could changing your routine or approach help you to fulfil those ambitions? […]

17 December 2019

#WriteCBC – Three Wise Writers: 3. Clare Mackintosh

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Can you believe it – we’ve already arrived at the final instalment of our Three Wise Writers festive #WriteCBC! And – yep – we’re going to get VERY Christmassy, as you’re about to find out. We are SO delighted that our third wise writer is the wonderful Clare Mackintosh! She has a great tip and […]

10 December 2019

#WriteCBC – Three Wise Writers: 2. David Nicholls

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s Week 2 of our Three Wise Writers #WriteCBC Christmas special and we’re thrilled to welcome the amazing David Nicholls as our second guest author! If you didn’t take part in last week’s instalment of our Twitter writing competition, check out this blog to find out how to play and what you can win – […]

03 December 2019

#WriteCBC – Three Wise Writers: 1. Sandi Toksvig

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Join the Christmas special edition of our #WriteCBC Twitter writing competition over on @cbcreative and you might win a place on an online creative writing course

28 November 2019

How to take part in our #WriteCBC Three Wise Writers competition

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

Following the marvellously silly success of last year’s #WriteCBC #BigWinterStory, this year we’re hosting three weeks of extra special festive #WriteCBC fun. Join us from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 18th December for three Christmas-tastic rounds of our popular Twitter microfiction competition. We’re asking our Twitter community to follow the guiding light of writerly advice from […]

07 November 2019

#WriteCBC: writing tip and task from Caz Frear

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

The year may be almost over but there’s a whole lot of #WriteCBC still to come … Sharpen your pencils and prepare to settle down to November’s exciting writing task, with the bestselling crime author Caz Frear. Caz started writing her debut novel, Sweet Little Lies, on one of our London-based novel-writing courses, taught by […]

25 October 2019

Meet our latest HW Fisher Scholar

by Katie Smart Events, From Our Students

We’re pleased to announce that Ciara Aaron has been awarded the HW Fisher Scholarship for her novel-in-progress Birdbath. Ciara has won a fully-funded place on our three-month novel-writing course taught by Charlotte Mendelson in London. Ciara is the eighth talented writer of limited financial means to be offered a scholarship on one of our selective entry creative writing courses by HW […]

10 October 2019

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Events

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize is Chikọdili Emelumadu. Of the more than 3,000 competition entries received from across the U.K. and Ireland, Emelumadu’s novel Dazzling was the absolute stand-out. She has won an offer of representation from Curtis Brown and £3,000. We were blown away by the […]

03 October 2019

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and task from Sophie Lambert

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s that time of the month again – here we are for October’s edition of #WriteCBC – and we’re thrilled to welcome the very fabulous Sophie Lambert of C&W – literary agent of many a marvellous author, including Costa-winning Nathan Filer, Booker-longlisted Guy Gunaratne, bestselling CBC alumna Jenny Quintana – and now former CBC student […]

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