01/08 Start Your Book Strong with Drusilla Campbell

Date: First Class is Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Time: 6pm to 8 pm Number of sessions: 4-- Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Members: $120 Nonmembers: $144 Location: Ink Spot , 710 13th St., Studio 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Start Your Book Strong:

Whether your book is a memoir or a work of commercial or literary fiction, your goal is to hook the agent, the editor, and ultimately, the reader in the first thirty pages. To do this your book needs to establish a character with whom the reader can identify, a problem, a goal and stakes that matter. And — as if this isn’t enough — a writer has to demonstrate skill with language.


Drusilla Campbell is the author of more than fifteen novels, short stories, and essays including two recent best sellers, The Good Sister and Blood Orange. Her most recent novel Little Girl Gone, inspired by the story of Jaycee Dugard, is widely available in bookstores and online. Drusilla is the creator of NOVELCRAM, an intensive two-day course for aspiring novelists. For the last twenty years she has taught all aspects of novel writing at The Writing Center, The Ink Spot, and writing conferences, helping writers to connect the dots between a great idea and a great book.

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PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and ensure the class does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time.  We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a class start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it.  By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.