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'Write with...' - Week Nine: The Rut

A lot of the time, writing can be a solitary business. Me, at my desk, drinking my eighth cup of coffee and wondering how many pens I can fit in the top drawer of my desk/what I should make for lunch/whether robot dogs are creepy or sensible etc. It is a hard task soldiering on at times and other people can really help give us a kick-start. There are two things I do with other people that help and the lovely thing about one of them is... the other person doesn't even need to be a writer. So watch this video and let me know what you do to help you get out of a rut.

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.