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Drusilla Campbell teaches Scenes: How to Write Them

Date: First Class is Thursday, March 8, 2012 Time: 7-9 pm Number of sessions: 2--Thursdays, March 8 and 15, 2012 Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

*Registration has closed for this workshop series however, there are a few open spots. Please email if you are interested in attending this workshop series.

Drusilla Campbell is back with a terrific new series of classes!

Novelcraft is an abbreviated and more leisurely version of Novelcram©, Drusilla’s popular sixteen hour novel-writing intensive offered at writing conferences. This series of four, two-night classes is designed to help authors at all stages, whether they are just starting a project or are stuck, stalled or rewriting for the third time. If you can’t get started or you’re stuck in the middle, Novelcraft is for you. The series focuses on each student’s work and provides practical and personal guidance. 

First Class:

Scenes: How to Write a Novel in Your Reader’s Head

Scenes are the life of your book, the lungs and the heart and the legs that move it forward. Done the right way, they develop character and make a vivid and emotionally charged movie in the reader’s imagination.

In the first night’s lecture and discussion you will learn how to make your scenes snap into life and action. The second night Drusilla will critique participants’ work in a supportive workshop atmosphere.


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.

Upcoming classes in the series:

April 5th and 12th:
“The Story Starter: Getting It Right the First Time”

September 13th and 20th:
“First Chapter:  Make It Pop”

November 1st and 8th:
“The Secrets of Plotting”