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'Write with...' - Week Eleven: Character Viewpoints

I'm often wondering where to begin with a novel - first you have to actually have an idea, have a character and a setting and maybe even a plot if you are ambitious..! Then the strange moment comes when you write the first words and THERE - BAM - you've made a huge decision, you have chosen who is speaking, how they are speaking. That is what I am exploring this week. What are the benefits of different viewpoints and how does any writer decide. Let me know how you go about things and what you do and hope it's a cracking New Year so far,

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.