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'Write with...' - Week Thirteen: Pace and Plot

So I love '24', I love Jack Bauer and I love the fact that every season I watch him get himself into the trickiest situations, and then get himself out of them again. Sometimes it seems utterly absurd, you can't even fathom how the script writers are going to make things any worse - and then they do. This is the subject of this week's vlog - what I have learnt from watching far too many episodes of '24' and how Jack Bauer can do EVERYTHING, including making your book sing.... 

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.