Drusilla Campbell teaches Crafting the First Chapter

Date: August 23rd & 30th Time: 7-9 pm Number of sessions: 2--Tuesdays Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

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 16 published novels. Her recent works include the best-selling Bone Lake and Blood Orange and the critically acclaimed Wildwood, Edge of the Sky and most recently, The Good Sister. Critics and fans describe her novels as”piercing”and “intense.” They“surprise and capture” with characters so real you’ll want to “call them up and invite them to coffee.” Before she started school she had crossed the Pacific Ocean three times. In her twenties she lived in Europe and Central America. Today she’s happy to stay at home in San Diego with her husband, the attorney and poet Art Campbell, two rescued dogs, and four horses. An in-demand teacher and lecturer, Drusilla is the creator of NovelCram, a weekend boot camp for fiction writers and has taught and mentored writers in San Diego for more than twenty years, including classes on the Novel and Science Fiction/Fantasy Writing for San Diego Writers, Ink where she is the current Board President. Her next book, Little Girl Gone, will be published in January 2012.

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