Events Posts

31 May 2018

Writing tip & task 3/7: Simplify your story in two sentences

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Day 3: The third writing tip and task in our 7-day challenge are provided by Lisa O’Donnell – fabulous tutor of many of our online novel-writing courses – and mentor of best-selling and award-winning Jane Harper, as well as quite a few more of our published CBC alumni. Lisa famously asks all her students to write […]

30 May 2018

Writing Tip & Task 2/7: Using detail to reveal character

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Day 2: The second writing tip and writing task in our 7-day challenge comes from tutor Simon Wroe – and it’s all about how you can use little details to show character. Here’s the tip we’ve tweeted: Consider how people reveal themselves through the everyday – their props and routines. We don’t need a character playing […]

29 May 2018

Writing Tip & Task 1/7: Writing the opening line of your novel

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Day 1: We’re starting our #WriteCBC 7-Day Challenge at the beginning, with first lines. It’s the sentence that you’ll spend the most time on in any novel or short story that you work on. Writing it, rewriting it, staring hard at it, delete it … It’s your crucial starting point so how do you get it right? […]

23 May 2018

Join CBC’s 7th Birthday writing challenge!

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s our 7th birthday! I know, I know – not as young as we used to be, but I reckon we’ve still got it! Jake Arnott and I opened our boardroom doors to 15 students for the very first CBC novel-writing course back in May 2011 – and it all went so swimmingly that in September I […]

02 May 2018

Curious Arts Festival July 2018

by Katie Smart Events

Once again, we’re delighted to offer our CBC newsletter subscribers an exclusive special offer of 25% off the price of tickets for the Curious Arts Festival – the most boutique and bohemian literary and music festival that you’re likely to encounter this summer, founded and co-run by our lovely colleague Clare Conville from the C+W agency. It all takes place on […]

19 March 2018

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

by Katie Smart Events, Our Courses

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 […]

02 March 2018

#AskAnna Twitter Q&A session

by Anna Davis Events,

Hi everyone, On 8th March, from 3pm-4pm (UK-time) I’m going to answer questions about writing and publishing on Twitter. If you’d like to take part, just tweet your questions, including the hashtag #AskAnna, and tagging @cbcreative. I’ll answer as many as I can in the hour-long event. Don’t tweet them until 3pm (UK-time) on 8th […]

23 February 2018

CBC writing classes at this year’s Laugharne Weekend festival

by John Williams Events, Guest Blog, Our Courses,

For the second year running, Curtis Brown Creative will be running creative writing workshops at the Laugharne Weekend – an eccentric and bohemian festival, taking place in West Wales this April. Here’s festival organiser John Williams to tell you more: CBC and the Laugharne Weekend festival got acquainted last year, when their excellent tutor Nikita […]

04 January 2018

Jeffrey Archer visits the Curtis Brown Creative Students

by Jack Hadley Events, From Our Students, Our Courses

We’re lucky to have some fantastic visiting speakers for our London-based courses, from top publishers and editors such as Mary Mount, and Louisa Joyner, to writers as diverse as William Boyd and Jess Kidd. Recently we were delighted to welcome back our regular guest Jeffrey Archer. He came in to speak to our three-month course, alongside his literary agent and […]

18 December 2017

CBC’s Twelve Days of Christmas literary quiz

by Anna Davis Events

Welcome to Curtis Brown Creative’s Grand Twelve Days of Christmas literary quiz! If you show yourself to be sufficiently bookish you might win a free place on a six-week online novel-writing course (worth £200) – either for yourself or for the writer in your life. On each of the twelve days of Christmas we’ve been posting […]

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