Events Posts

02 August 2018

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and writing task from Laura Marshall

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Yes, it’s that time already! Welcome to the second of our monthly #WriteCBC day-long Twitter challenges! Today – Thursday 2nd August – bestselling author and CBC alumna Laura Marshall is in the hot seat with a writing tip and task. Join in on Twitter @cbcreative to potentially win a place on one of our 6-week online courses – or just for fun! Read […]

20 July 2018

Current opportunities for aspiring authors from Curtis Brown Creative

by Katie Smart Events

At CBC it’s very important to us that we continue to offer opportunities for aspiring authors. Whether through creative writing competitions or even fully-funded scholarships for writers on our selective entry courses. We want to inspire you to get writing and get involved with what we do. Here is a round-up of the scholarships and competitions […]

12 July 2018

Curtis Brown Creative launches three new children’s picture book courses

by Katie Smart Events, Our Courses

Some of you may have been wondering what these teaser pictures posted on our Twitter this week were about, well now we’re excited to finally let the cat out of the bag … We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been working with children’s author-illustrators: Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell (above), to create 3 brand-new online courses. Following on […]

05 July 2018

#WriteCBC 1: Writing tip and writing task from Jonny Geller

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Welcome to our first monthly #WriteCBC day! After the storming success of our 7-day Twitter writing challenge celebrating our 7th birthday, we decided that we’ll now run our day-long tip and task challenge on the first Thursday of each month – and YAY – it starts TODAY – Thursday 5th July! Join in on Twitter @cbcreative to […]

03 July 2018

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

by Katie Smart Events, Our Courses

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 […]

29 June 2018

#WriteCBC – how to join in our monthly writing competition on Twitter

by Anna Davis Events

Curtis Brown Creative runs a monthly writing competition on Twitter – it happens on the first Thursday of every month,  join in and potentially win a free place on one of our six-week online writing courses. Here’s how to play …  On the first Thursday of every month we post one writing tip and one writing task […]

15 June 2018

Sam Eades on Write Your Own Love Story – a new competition

by Sam Eades Events, Guest Blog, Writing Tips

eHarmony and Trapeze Books recently announced the launch of the Write Your Own Love Story competition – a creative writing competition for unpublished writers dedicated to finding the new great love story. The winner will be offered a publishing contract with Trapeze – worth £10,000 – as well as mentoring from Trapeze author Anna Stuart. One lucky […]

04 June 2018

Writing tip & task 7/7: Finding the right title for your novel

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Day 7: OK, so today is me – Anna Davis – back for more. I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to have the last word in our 7th birthday 7-day writing challenge. We’re finishing up with titles. Sometimes they come to you unbidden and perfect, leading you into your story (utter joy!). At others you […]

03 June 2018

Writing tip & task 6/7: Creating a sense of place

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Day 6: It’s extremely lovely to be introducing Laura Barnett, number-one-best-selling author of The Versions of Us and Greatest Hits – and the newest member of the CBC teaching team. Laura joins our six-month London-based novel-writing course as a guest tutor this Autumn – teaching three sessions – so do take a look if you’re a […]

02 June 2018

Writing tip & task 5/7: Plotting a strong story arc

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Day 5: The next CBC tutor to take up the baton in our 7 days of writing tips and tasks is bestselling children’s-author Catherine Johnson, who teaches our 3-month online course on Writing YA and Children’s Fiction. Catherine’s a massively popular tutor, who has now taught more courses for CBC than anyone else, and who also writes […]

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