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'Write with...' - Week Four: What's It All About?

I have read a number of manuscripts that are really well-written but I am not sure of the point of them. Why am I reading? What is there to hold my interest? This is the subject of this week's video, trying to answer the question - 'what's it all about?' It doesn't need to be overly complicated and this week we are reducing the bare bones of the story right down, scaling everything back to a manageable log line. Join us and see if your book can be summarised in this way. I would love to hear how you get on and hope you can join us next week, too.

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.