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Webinar – Jessica Brody, Author of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Date(s) - 06/08/2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Webinar Workshop


with Jessica Brody 


Author of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel


Saturday, June 8th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Mountain Standard Time

$20 for Members, $35 for Non-members


This event will be recorded, so if you can’t attend live, no worries, you can still sign up! A replay will be available for three weeks after the event to all those that register.

Registration closes June 8th @ 8:00 am MST or whenever the available spots sell out. No additional registrations will be available after the event.

Please note that our webinar license allows up to 100 participants to attend the webinar live. Based on ZOOM guidelines, there should be room for everyone that wants to attend live to do so. However, if a greater than anticipated number of participants join live, the event could reach capacity. If you feel strongly about attending the webinar live, please plan to log in early. You will be able to join up to 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

To register for the webinar:

  1. Register and pay on the bottom of this page with
  2. — Approx. one week before the webinar, you will receive an e-mail containing the link to the webinar.
  3. — Approx. one hour before the webinar, you will receive a reminder e-mail containing another link to the webinar. (So don’t worry if you misplace the first e-mail.)
  4. Click on the webinar link to sign on live.
  5. If you miss the live webinar, no worries, you will receive a link to the video replay after the event. The replay will be available for three weeks following the event.

Questions? Please e-mail Annie Bailey at

Webinar Summary:

In this unique and engaging presentation, bestselling author, teacher and story coach Jessica Brody guides novelists through the renowned SAVE THE CAT! story structure method, which writers around the world are using to create engaging stories, compelling character arcs, and unputdownable novels.

Jessica, author of SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A NOVEL (a #1 Amazon Bestseller) will walk writers through the “secret storytelling code” that lies at the heart of all great fiction and will demonstrate (using examples from popular books and movies) how the 15 “beats” of the Save the Cat! method can be used to plot, write, outline, or revise your novel, or simply jumpstart you out of writing slumps. This fun and informative presentation is sure to inspire you and leave you itching to get home and start writing!

Book Offer:

Anyone who purchases a copy of SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A NOVEL by Jessica Brody (paperback, eBook or audiobook) before or after the webinar will receive three free bonus beat sheets (plot breakdowns) for popular novels. Proof of purchase required.

Reviews from Real Writers using Save the Cat! Writes a Novel:

“Most comprehensive, engaging & applicable book on novel writing I’ve ever read!” – Brittany

“Cannot Say Enough Good Things About This Book.” – Frankie A.

“Brody gives clear cut – straight forward advice. She gives great examples of books for each act. This book has become a writer’s bible for me.” – FeisyFae

“I’m a pantser by nature, but have struggled for years. Now, in the first few days of reading the book, I’ve had more epiphanies, inspiration, and “A-ha!” moments than I’ve had in the past few years!” – Kelly H.

“A+ Book on structure, plotting, and characterization.” – Wendy D.

“I will keep this on my desk and consult it before starting every single one of my books in the future.” – Monica

“This is a book that every novelist of every genre and skill level should read.” – Brian

“10 out of 5 stars! Not only does [this book] tell you what to do or why to do it, it inspires you to make it happen. You can tell that Brody loves her craft, and it shows on every page. Don’t let this book get past you.” – Anonymous Amazon Reviewer

“I own more than a few novel writing books and this one is by far the best” – Pixie

Jessica Brody, Author

Since discovering the Save the Cat! plotting methodology, Jessica Brody has sold more than 17 novels to major publishers. Her credits include 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, A Week of Mondays, The Chaos of Standing Still, Better You than Me, the Unremembered trilogy and Sky Without Stars (a sci-fi re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables). She is now the author of the bestselling plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (based on the original screenwriting guides) and is frequently hired by Disney Press to plot and write books based on popular Disney franchises like Disney Princess Lego and the Descendants. Her books have been translated in over 23 countries and two are currently in development as major motion pictures.

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