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9/13 Crafting the First Chapter with Drusilla Campbell

Date: First Class is Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 Time: 7pm to 9pm Number of sessions: 2--Thursdays, Sept. 13 & 20 Members: $60 Nonmembers: $72 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email if you are interested in attending this workshop. Currently, we will only be accepting credit card payments for this class.

Drusilla Campbell is back with an invaluable Two Week 1st Chapter Read & Critique!

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Drusilla Campbell, winner of the Theodor S. Geisel Award at the 17th Annual San Diego Book and Writing Awards (for her novel The Good Sister), will provide thoughtful, insightful information and even a read & critique that will teach you how to blend inspiration with technique in order to polish an irresistible Chapter One.

In this 2 week class we’ll pay attention to concept, hooking the reader, setting the story question and goal, characterization, detail, narrative voice and language.

1. Week one will be lecture and discussion of what makes a good first chapter.

2. Week two I will go over each submission orally with the whole class. Everyone who wishes to have their first chapter evaluated by Dru may do so, but it is not required! Participants will be emailed prior to the class with submission details.


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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