Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Characterization Webinar

Date(s) - 09/19/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Paper Flat to Three Dimensional
How to make your characters feel real


Struggling with your characters? This webinar is for you!

Literary agent Ann Rose from Prospect Agency will talk about how to create characters that bring your stories to life.

During this webinar she will:

* Go over the building blocks of creating characters

* Discuss what makes an unlikable character likeable

* Review the importance of character goals and character arcs

* Discuss why backstory is important but why you don’t always have to have it on the page

* Answer your questions about characters and characterization

agent Ann Rose
Attendees will also have an opportunity to query Ann following the webinar and receive a guaranteed response.


Ann Rose is one of Prospect Agency’s newest agents, but she isn’t new to publishing. Over the last few years she has been exploring this field by working and mentoring with literary agents in various capacities. Everything she has experienced from editorial work to the magic of finding the perfect match between author and editor has hardened her resolve to join this wonderful profession. Ann has also penned two YA novels, Road to Eugenica, and Breakout, under the name A.M. Rose. Now she’s thrilled to be building her own list and is actively seeking clients ready to grow amazing careers with her. Ann’s perfect manuscript is a character driven story that isn’t afraid to push boundaries. She loves an unlikeable character—even though she is incredibly likeable herself.


$10 for members
$35  for non-members

If you’re thinking of joining, do so before registering to get the discounted price.

You may pay for your registration via PayPal or check. If the latter, please send your check to SCBWI Nebraska P.O. Box 6084 Lincoln, NE 68506. Checks must be received by September 17 to register. If you have questions, please contact Alison Pearce Stevens at

You will receive an email with additional instructions the week before the event.