Current Meeting


Donna Levin Presents

Hooked on Page One, Committed on Page 20

Saturday,  August 19, 2017, 10 a.m.


If you write, “The fire started at midnight,” you’ve earned the reader’s attention for two or three pages. By page 20, though, you want the reader to be even more interested. Donna Levin will talk about that so-called “narrative hook” but concentrate on how important it is, as the book unfolds, to make us care about the characters while continually raising the stakes and increasing the pace of the action.

Bio: Donna Levin is the author of two novels, Extraordinary Means (William Morrow) and California Street (Simon and Schuster), as well as two books on the craft of writing, Get That Novel Started and Get That Novel Written. Her latest novel, There’s More Than One Way Home, was published by Chickadee Prince Books in May. Her papers are part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University and her novels are part of the “California novels” collection in the California State Library. Visit her at


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