Creative writing courses, In London and Online

Nikita Lalwani, author

Three-Month Novel-Writing Course With Nikita Lalwani

With teaching sessions designed for online spaces and flexible scheduling, you can join this course wherever you live, in whatever time you have free.

12 Nov – 11 Mar
Charlotte Mendelson, author and CBC tutor

Three-Month Novel-Writing Course With Charlotte Mendelson

The hugely popular course, featuring direct input from our literary agent team, based in Curtis Brown's Central London offices. Includes one scholarship place.

14 Nov – 28 Feb
Catherine Johnson

Writing YA and Children’s Fiction With Catherine Johnson

This three-month online course is for those working on YA, Middle Grade or Young Fiction.

01 Apr – 01 Jul

Starting to Write Your Novel

Our online creative writing course for all-comers to help you start writing your novel.

17 Jan – 28 Feb

Write to the End of Your Novel

Our online creative writing course for all-comers that helps you write the first draft of your novel all the way to the end.

01 Nov – 13 Dec

Edit & Pitch Your Novel

Our online creative writing course for all-comers to help you polish up your novel and prepare your pitch package for agents and publishers.

01 Nov – 13 Dec
Sarah McIntyre and David O'Connell

Writing & Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book

Learn how to write and illustrate children's picture books for 2-6 year-olds from leading author-illustrators.

23 Jan – 02 Apr
David OConnell, Writing a Childrens Picture Book

Writing a Children’s Picture Book

Turn your ideas into fully-fledged story-book texts for 2-6 year-olds with advice from a published children's picture book author.

23 Jan – 05 Mar
Illustrating a Childrens Picture Book

Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book

Want to illustrate children's books? Learn the tricks of the trade from a leading professional illustrator in our online course for all-comers.

23 Jan – 05 Mar

Discover our Longer Courses

Our Three- and Six-Month Selective-Entry Courses in London or Online

London novel writing course session

Highly selective, highly personalised

Our selective-entry courses focus in-depth on your novel-in-progress, with tutor-led writing workshops, one-to-one tuition, dedicated teaching and industry insights.

Norah Perkins, Literary agent

Connect with authors, publishers & literary agents

The literary agents at Curtis Brown and C+W regularly visit our London courses to meet students. On our online courses, they take part in exclusive Q&A days.

Introducing our 'How to Write a Novel' courses

These three six-week online courses are open to all-comers. Enrol on whichever suits your stage of writing, or take all three courses to go all the way from first idea to finished novel.


Starting to Write Your Novel

Develop your idea, plot and plan your novel, and write a confident opening, with our support.


Write to the End of Your Novel

You’ve started writing but it’s a long way to the end of the first draft. We’ll get you there.


Edit & Pitch Your Novel

Great novels are made in the edit. We’ll help you get the best out of your novel and learn how to pitch to agents.

Expert teaching materials

Each course features teaching videos and substantial notes organised into six modules, specially written and produced by novelist, agent and CBC Director Anna Davis.

Writing tasks and support

Each week you’ll complete writing tasks designed by Anna and get feedback from other students in group discussions, moderated by us. Weekly messages from Anna and our CBC team readers will reinforce the lessons.

Our current courses

Writing YA and Children’s Fiction With Catherine Johnson

Six-month Novel-Writing Course in London with Simon Wroe

Six-month Online Novel-Writing Course with Lisa O’Donnell