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From the Agents Posts

03 February 2021

Author Hiron Ennes & agent Alexander Cochran on Leech

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students, From the Agents

Hiron Ennes (pictured left) was a student on our six-month Writing Your Novel course in 2017. Hiron used their time on the course to work on a fascinating science fiction novel unlike anything we’d ever seen. After the course they gained representation from C&W’s Alexander Cochran (pictured right). We were delighted to start 2021 with […]

13 January 2021

Ten tips for writing dialogue

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 Discoveries team member and Curtis Brown associate agent, Viola Hayden is talking […]

06 January 2021

How to edit your novel before submitting

by Discoveries Discoveries, From the Agents, How To ..., 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 Discoveries team member, experienced editor and Curtis Brown literary agent, […]

01 December 2020

How to write for younger readers: Advice from literary agent Stephanie Thwaites and authors Michael Mann and Cynthia Murphy

by Danni Georgiou Author Interviews, From the Agents, How To ..., Writing Tips

Last week, we hosted a very special webinar with top Curtis Brown literary agent Stephanie Thwaites and two of her clients, former CBC students, Cynthia Murphy and Michael Mann. These special webinars are an exclusive component of our Writing YA & Children’s Fiction course, and they give our students the chance to discover more about […]

25 November 2020

Hannah Beer: ‘Have faith that what you’ve written is worth being read’

by Katie Smart From the Agents, Writing Tips

Hannah Beer joined Curtis Brown in 2019 and currently assists Jonathan Lloyd. She is also building her own list of fiction and non-fiction authors. We caught up with Hannah to find out more about what she enjoys reading and what she’s looking for from debut authors… You joined Curtis Brown in 2019 as Jonathan Lloyd’s […]

04 November 2020

Sabhbh Curran: ‘A smart, engaging pitch letter will stand you in good stead to get attention’

by Katie Smart From the Agents, Writing Tips

Sabhbh Curran joined Curtis Brown in 2018 and currently assists Sheila Crowley. She is also building her own list of fiction and non-fiction authors. We caught up with Sabhbh to find out more about what she enjoys reading and what she’d love to see from a debut author… You joined Curtis Brown in 2018 as Jonathan […]

22 October 2020

Author Bonnie Garmus & agent Felicity Blunt on Lessons in Chemistry

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students, From the Agents, Writing Tips

Last week, during the publishing industry’s first ever virtual Frankfurt Book Fair, we received some spectacular news – former novel-writing student Bonnie Garmus was the talk of the fair! Bonnie’s agent, Curtis Brown’s Felicity Blunt, sold Lessons in Chemistry (which she worked on with us) to Doubleday in a massive 16-way auction, and by the […]

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 […]

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 […]

13 August 2020

Summer must-reads: recommendations from literary agents

by Katie Smart From the Agents

As with much of 2020, summer is looking a little different this year. Maybe you’re planning a trip to the seaside or a staycation – what better excuse is there to soak up the sunshine and read a good book. We asked the agent teams at Curtis Brown and C&W what they’re reading this summer! […]

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