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New Novel Writing Courses from Curtis Brown Creative

Dec 5, 2017

Curtis Brown Creative is now inviting applications for its Spring 2018 novel-writing courses – taking place in London and online. 

The Six-Month Novel-Writing Course (19 February 2018 to 11 July 2018) is CBC’s hugely popular, face-to-face course for 15 selected writers – and features writing workshops, one-to-one tuition and participation from our literary agent team – many of whom will come in to speak to students with top authors and publishers. The course, which takes place in Curtis Brown’s central London offices, is to be taught by acclaimed novelist Christopher Wakling. And bestselling author Erin Kelly (above) will also take several sessions.

The Six-Month Online Novel-Writing Course (19 February 2018 to 30 July 2018), taught by award-winning author Lisa O’Donnell, brings all the ingredients of the London-based course to those who prefer to study more flexibly from home. As well as intensive workshops and one-to-one tutorials, it includes expert video teaching from Lisa – as well as from novelists Jake Arnott, Anna Davis, Suzannah Dunn, Erin Kelly, Nikita Lalwani and Christopher Wakling – and dedicated online attention from our literary agents.

At the end of both courses, students are invited to submit their 3,000-word openings and synopses to be read by the Curtis Brown and C+W literary-agent teams.

The writing school will also be running three online foundation courses in the new year: Starting to Write Your Novel (17 January 2018 to 21 February 2018); Write to the End of Your Novel (25 January 2018 to 14 March 2018); and Edit & Pitch Your Novel (31 January 2018 to 20 March 2018). Each of these six-week £200 courses is open to all writers – who simply need to click and enrol. Gift vouchers for these courses are also available.

Curtis Brown Creative has seen 35 of its former students go on to secure major publishing deals. The writing school finds talented authors through a selective application process and helps them to get the best out of their novels-in-progress.

Find out more and apply here.