Events Posts

07 March 2019

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and writing task from Anthony Horowitz

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s time for the March edition of #WriteCBC, our monthly writing competition on Twitter – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to tell you that our special guest is the one and only Anthony Horowitz! If you don’t already know who Anthony is, then you really need to get out more … There’s the much-loved […]

07 February 2019

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and writing task from Felicity Blunt

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

For the first #WriteCBC Twitter competition of 2019, we’re excited to welcome Curtis Brown literary agent Felicity Blunt. Felicity represents our very own former student, and now bestselling author, Laura Marshall – as well as Rosmund Lupton, Renee Knight, Tammy Cohen and the Estate of Daphne du Maurier – to name but a few. You […]

16 January 2019

Curtis Brown is celebrating its 120th birthday!

by Katie Smart Curtis Brown 120, Events, From the Agents

Curtis Brown was founded in 1899 by Albert Curtis Brown. Now in its 120th year, the literary and talent agency is still resolutely committed to its original aim – the desire to discover and launch great stories. Today’s Curtis Brown authors include Adam Kay, Malala Yousafzai, Marian Keyes, David Mitchell, Aravind Adiga, Margaret Atwood, Tracy […]

04 January 2019

Anna Davis answers your writing and publishing questions

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

It is a brand new year and we are encouraging writers to take stock of their writing habits and goals for the year (take a look at our New Year’s writing resolutions blog where our tutors and published alumni share their writing goals for 2019). If your goal for this year is to submit your novel to […]

01 January 2019

New year’s writing resolutions

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Well my goodness me, it’s new year again, which means we all have a clean slate and the chance to start afresh. For many that might mean joining the gym, dry January or perhaps arranging that long-put-off trip to the dentist … But for us writers, it’s also an important moment to set goals for […]

01 January 2019

Curtis Brown Creative’s 2018 highlights

by Katie Smart Events

We hope that you all had a lovely time celebrating the holidays and bringing in the New Year with family and friends. As 2019 begins we thought it would be the perfect time to reflect on our favourite moments of 2018 – from new book deals for our former students to launching new courses, it […]

19 December 2018

What creative writing course do YOU think CBC should run?

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

As 2018 draws to a close, the CBC team is thinking hard about what Curtis Brown Creative will do in 2019 – and particularly about what our next new online creative writing courses should be … We’re definitely going to launch a brand new course in 2019, and we’d be really interested to hear from […]

10 December 2018

#WriteCBC The Big Winter Story – the complete story with illustrations …

by Anna Davis Events

This month, December, we ran a special festive #WriteCBC collaborative challenge on Twitter. We started out with a photo prompt (above) set by the wonderful Marian Keyes – and across eight days we invited writers to tweet potential episodes to create a Big Winter Story. Each day, writers had to respond to the previous day’s episode, […]

06 December 2018

#WriteCBC The Big Winter Story – task and tips …

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Our Big Winter Story is complete with a title – and it’s  … The Winter of Stolen Words – from Greg H! Congratulations, Greg. You win a £50 discount off one of our 6-week online courses. We feel this title says a lot about the story, while also having a mysterious and magical quality about […]

30 November 2018

#WriteCBC – The Big Winter Story

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

For THIS month – December – we’re running a VERY SPECIAL #WriteCBC, with a writing task set by the fabulous MARIAN KEYES!! Here’s how to play…

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