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'Write with...' - Week Fourteen: Character arcs

We have focused a lot on what your characters has got up to, what actions they have taken, what might have occurred to move your book on. What can be overlooked is what is going on internally. How is your character responding to events? What do they feel about things? How have they changed as a person? At the start of your novel and at the end how have things shifted for them? This is the focus for this week and don't forget to look at your minor characters 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.