How to write your novel with Curtis Brown Creative

Start your writing journey with us – from shaping your idea all the way to polishing your pitch


Our How to Write Your Novel courses are open to all-comers. Enrol on whichever suits your stage of writing, or take all three courses to go from first idea to final draft.


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 and Pitch Your Novel

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

Novel editing

Expert teaching materials

Each course features teaching videos and substantial notes organised into 6 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

Discover our longer courses

Find our more about our intensive, selective courses which run both in London and online

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