Creative writing courses, In London and Online

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

London novel writing course session

Highly selective, highly personalised

Our selective-entry creative writing 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 creative writing 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 creative writing 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

Write to the End of Your Novel

Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book

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

Three Month Novel Writing Course With Suzannah Dunn

Three Month Novel Writing Course With Charlotte Mendelson

Write to the End of Your Novel

Edit & Pitch Your Novel

Writing YA and Children’s Fiction

Six-Month Novel Writing Course with Christopher Wakling

Six-Month Novel Writing Course with Lisa O’Donnell

Writing YA and Children’s Fiction