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'Write with...' - Week Eight: Action

I noticed as I was writing that I had veered into heavy description at times. When I am perhaps stuck on where to go next, but want to keep getting the words down, I lengthen the descriptions of... everything. People, places, shoes, food - you name it, I describe it with adjectives aplenty. This week I am trying to move things on by introducing some action. I want to be there with my character experiencing things first hand. If there is no action then I can move things on with dialogue too. I discuss both these things this week. How do you make sure you are moving things on in your book?

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.