Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Next Level – January 2022 Webinar

Date(s) - 01/15/2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS NOW AN ONLINE WEBINAR.  SCBWI Oregon’s professional series is here to help bring your writing and illustration skills to The Next Level. Whether you’re plotting a novel or perfecting a picture book, our TNL sessions can give you tools to advance your career. All levels of experience welcome.   



JANUARY Webinar Presenter: Jessica Brody


JANUARY Topic: Why Do We Care? Creating Story-Worthy Heroes

Character is at the very center of your story’s universe. It’s the brilliant sun around which all other plot elements orbit. But what makes a character worthy of this important role? In this engaging, one-hour presentation, Jessica Brody, author of the #1 bestselling novel-writing guide, Save the Cat Writes a Novel, reveals the three essential building blocks of all story-worthy heroes and shows writers how to use them to successfully develop characters and plots that will leave readers riveted.



Bio: Jessica Brody

Jessica Brody is the author of the #1 bestselling novel-writing guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel and the founder of the online writing school, Writing Mastery Academy. She has also written over 20 novels for teen, tweens, and adults including The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Better You Than Me, the Unremembered trilogy, and the System Divine series which is a sci-fi reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, co-written with Joanne Rendell. Her books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and several have been optioned for film and television.  She lives with her husband and three dogs near Portland, OR. Visit online at Follow on Twitter or Instagram @JessicaBrody



Registration is Open


Fee By 01/14/ 2022 On 01/15/2022 by 11AM
Member $8 $10


Series Schedule – click here.

Questions? Contact  Judi Gardiner, The Next Level Coordinator, at

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If you don’t receive the link, please let us know by Saturday morning