Events Posts

24 March 2020

Start writing while you’re stuck at home

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Well, who’d have thought even a few weeks ago that so many of us in the world would now be restricted to our homes for potentially quite a long time? These are undoubtedly very challenging times for all of us – and for some much more so. But for many of us, this could be […]

05 March 2020

#WriteCBC Tip and Task from Stephanie Thwaites

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s that time again! Are you ready and primed for another edition of #WriteCBC, our Twitter writing competition? Our March special guest is the fabulous Curtis Brown literary agent Stephanie Thwaites – and we are most delighted to have her on board. Stephanie has been a friend and supporter of Curtis Brown Creative for a […]

06 February 2020

#WriteCBC – Writing Tip and Task from Gordon Wise

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Hello writers, it’s time for our first #WriteCBC Twitter competition of this new decade! To start us off in style, we are delighted to welcome the wonderful Gordon Wise as our special guest. Gordon is a literary agent and joint head of the Curtis Brown books department. His fabulous client features non-fiction in the areas […]

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 […]

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