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'Write with...' - Week One: Genre

Welcome to the series! 

I really hope we can build up a community of writers who inspire and are inspired by what we discuss in these vlogs. I am writing my second novel and want to write it over the weeks that these clips are filmed so that we can tackle certain problems together. This week I am thinking about the 'Why' behind your writing - who are you doing this for? Why are you writing?

If you're writing commercial fiction and are aiming for a publishing deal then I think you need to ensure you do know what genre you are writing in. That is what this video is about and I hope it helps you with your own project. Do let me know how you are getting on (via Writers' & Artists' posts or tweet me @CescaWrites), and I'll be back in a week with another video!

Cesca x

After studying History at Bristol University, Cesca went on to work as a TV Presenter for four years on various pre-recorded and live shows. She taught History for seven years and became a Housemistress at a Secondary boarding School in Berkshire.

Since winning a writing competition for the best opening paragraph to a novel, Cesca has won or been placed in prestigious short story competitions for: Women and Home, Wells Festival of Literature, Grace Dieu and has also had short stories published in the Sentinel Champion and Sunday People Magazine.

She has written regular reviews and features for the popular women’s fiction website Novelicious and now films weekly vlogs to help wannabe writers for She lives in Bradfield with her husband and their brood of ex-battery chickens.

The Silent Hours is her first novel.