Curtis Brown Creative, a writing school founded by Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency, has launched a free weekly 'writing workout' programme to inspire and empower people to write whilst they are on lockdown.
Anna Davis, founder and m.d. of Curtis Brown Creative, launched the first task 'Getting Started' on Wednesday. An impressive 3,500 writers had signed up within 24 hours.
Davis said: "Together we decided that we wanted to do something positive to support people with their writing at home, whether their aim is to work on novels or stories or perhaps to write an isolation journal. We’ve been working hard to make this programme as good as we can. But we never really imagined this wonderful level of take-up."
Curtis Brown Creative’s free writing workouts consist of a weekly lesson specially designed to lift writers’ creativity and equip them with new tools to take to their writing projects, plus a writing exercise to enable them to try the techniques covered in the lesson. The workouts are suited to writers of all levels.
Writers are still able to sign-up to get the first workout straight away, and to receive further workouts once a week going forward.
The second programme, ‘The Power of Story’ will also come from Davis. Subsequent workouts are expected to be provided by other authors, agents and publishers.
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