Writing Webinars

Exclusive Webinars

Monthly writing webinars with Jessica Brody and special guests, including live Q&A

Join Jessica Brody and special guests each month for exclusive, live writing webinars covering a wide range of topics

Join the Writing Mastery Academy today to get access to live monthly webinar events plus all of our online writing courses! Each webinar starts with a presentation by Jessica or a special guest about a specific writing topic and ends with a live Q&A. Webinar topics are chosen from popular questions and suggestions directly from our Writing Mastery Academy members.

Webinars usually start with a presentation by Jessica or a special guest about a specific writing topic and end with a Q&A where we answer the top questions submitted by Academy members. We also host occasional AMA (Ask-Me-Anything) webinars dedicated to answering the most popular questions and topics from the Writing Mastery Community.

Here’s the best part: Recordings of every webinar are stored forever and available to watch any time. We also add all the questions and answers to our searchable “FAQ Video Library” that you will also have access to. Think of it like a growing knowledge base of all the most common questions about Save the Cat!, plotting, pacing, character development, world building, writing process, point of view, revisions, the publishing industry, and more!

Here's a few examples of our Live Webinars

Build A Thriller Backwards with Alexa Donne

How do you write a compelling, compulsive mystery/suspense/thriller book? What are the components to keep in mind as you are brainstorming and planning, whether you are an outliner or a pantser? Alexa Donne will share how she approaches planning and writing a thriller–backwards! (Don’t worry it sounds scarier than it is.) She’ll go over essential components of a mystery/thriller, key thriller beats, popular tropes, pacing tips, and more that you can apply to adult, YA, or MG suspense books.

The Five-Point Finale

If you’ve ever felt your endings don’t feel earned, or that things get “wrapped up too easily” in the end, you won’t want to miss this webinar. Join Jessica for a discussion about the Save the Cat! Five-Point Finale and how you can use it (for any genre!) to make your Third Act more compelling and dynamic. Jessica covers the Finale beat, the five points of the Five Point Finale, and gives examples from popular movies and novels.

The Psychology of Great Characters: A Conversation with Mary Kole​

Join Jessica Brody and Mary Kole, Founder and Executive Editor at Good Story Company, and instructor of Crafting Dynamic Characters, as they discuss the psychology of great characters. After the conversation, they’ll be taking your questions on character development, the Crafting Dynamic Characters course, and all things writing.

Writing with Scrivener with Michael La Ronn

We’re very excited to host Michael La Ronn this month for a special guest webinar on writing with Scrivener. In this session, Michael will cover what Scrivener is and why it is an essential writing app in your arsenal. He’ll cover both basic and intermediate features you’ll need to know to plan, write, edit, and format your novel in Scrivener, as well as some tips that will make you more productive. When you’re done with this course, you’ll feel more comfortable with the app and how to write books in it effectively.

Cheat Codes for Creating Sympathetic Characters

So much of writing comes back to a single question: is the reader interested in following the main character into your story? In this session, author Scott Reintgen will walk through 17 methods that will have the reader falling head over heels for your characters. With each “cheat code”, we’ll discuss examples from literature and film. You’ll be surprised how deftly some authors have wielded these methods to create the characters we love the most. But most importantly, you’ll be able to take these back and easily apply them to your own work.

Writing Sequels and Series

Learn how to write and plot compelling sequels and series using the Save the Cat! plotting method. In this webinar, Jessica covers the two main types of series, the series Beat Sheet, tips for going beyond the first book, and what to know before you start.

Writing Multiple Points of View

Join Jessica Brody as she breaks down her best practices for juggling multiple points of view (and beat sheets!) in a single story. Jessica covers what multiple POV is, gives examples from popular novels, discusses why you would want to use multiple POV in your stories, the challenges and benefits, some best practices, and how to track multiple POVs in the Save the Cat! Beat sheet.

How to Write Page-Turning Tension with Jordan Rosenfeld

Just learning the basic building blocks of story craft is not enough to write a page-turning story; you need to master the art of tension on every page and within every element of the story. From the inner conflicts of a character’s deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, creating tension is critical to crafting a story your readers can’t put down!

Crafting Your Ending with Simon & Schuster Editorial Director Kendra Levin

How do you bring a piece of writing to a conclusion that your readers won’t see coming and that leaves them satisfied? Join editorial director and life coach for writers Kendra Levin in a deep dive into the craft of endings. We’ll explore how to find the answers within your characters, using mythic structure as a tool, and boots-on-the-ground approaches to tackling that final, vital part of your story’s arc.

How to Write Funny with special guest Scott Dikkers

Want to make readers laugh? There are 11 specific tools humor writers use to reliably produce funny writing. Learn the fundamentals of prose that gets laughs, whether you’re working on a comic novel, a satirical piece, or just looking to add a dose of humor to an otherwise dramatic work.

The Art of World Building with special guest Jessica Khoury

Join Jessica Brody and special guest author / world building expert / professional map designer, Jessica Khoury as we discuss how to build a believable world and setting for a story of any genre including fantasy, science fiction, AND contemporary.

The Psychology of Great Characters: A Conversation with Mary Kole​

NaNoWriMo is over and you have 50,000 shiny new words just waiting to be revised! Now comes the hard part: putting that draft in the proverbial draw so you can have some distance and clarity when you’re finally ready to tackle those revisions.

But, what do you do in the meantime? Join Jessica for some tips and strategies on keeping up all those good writing habits while you’re between projects.

FAQ Video Library

After each webinar, we curate and categorize the Q&A into our FAQ Video Library, so you can quickly find answers to common writing questions. Here’s a sample of available questions:

Character Development

The Publishing Industry


Save the Cat! & Plotting

World Building

Writing Process

Live Webinars with Jessica & Guests

Access to our FAQ Video Library

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Meet Your Instructor

Hi! I’m Jessica Brody and I’m the international bestselling author of more than 20 novels for teens, tweens, and adults. I’m also the author of the #1 bestselling plotting guide for novelists, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. My books are published by major publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Macmillan and I’m frequently hired by Disney Press to write children’s books based on popular Disney franchises. My books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and several of my novels have been optioned for film and TV.

I managed to accomplish all of this in less than twelve years and I’m excited to share all my strategies, tips, tricks, techniques, hacks, and templates for success with you. I started Writing Mastery Academy as a way to give back to the writing community and help writers achieve their goals and take their writing to the next level. I hope to see you on the inside!


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"Fantastic class. Enjoyed the replay. Now to break out my sticky notes and attack my white board."

-Lorraine H.

"Thank you for answering the questions. This was terrific and really beneficial to me as I'm working through the process."

-Larry K.

"Great webinar. Definitely took some nuggets away. The examples definitely help cement the concept."

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"Your webinars are really great - thoughtful and well-organized-and the entire course content of your Writing Mastery Academy is incredibly helpful"

-Susan P.

"Thank you so much Jessica for this very informative webinar! I look forward to the next."

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"I really enjoyed watching the replay. Lots of food for thought about both the Pantsers vs Plotters, and the Q&A afterwards."

-Bill S.

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Get unlimited access to our entire course library for only $15/month. That’s 100+ hours of content to help you break through challenges and achieve your writing goals.

Our course library includes:

Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course

Discover the secret storytelling code behind all great novels and use it to outline, write or revise your own

Novel Fast Drafting Course

Learn the fastest, most efficient way to write novels (and finish them every single time)

The Complete Novel Revision Course

Learn a time-tested, step-by-step revision process for taking your novel from first draft to final draft

Crafting Dynamic Characters

Crafting Dynamic Characters

Learn to create fully fleshed-out, dynamic characters and how to reveal them to the reader in a way that grabs their attention and captures their heart

Foundations of Fiction

Master the foundations of compelling fiction and use them to craft killer novels, memoirs, or short stories

Productivity Hacks for Writers

Learn to "hack" your brain, space, and devices to stay focused, be more productive, and get the most out of every writing day

Conquering Writer's Block

Proven strategies, techniques, and tools to overcome writer's block (for good!), and become a Prolific Writer

Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell

Unleash your creativity and brainstorm "high-concept" book and movie ideas that sell

Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher

A comprehensive, step-by-step insider's guide to selling your book and becoming a paid, published author

Secrets to Self-Publishing Success

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to successfully self-publishing and marketing your novel, with bestselling author Bethany Atazadeh

Live Webinars

Monthly webinars (with Jessica Brody and special guests) where we deep dive into a variety of writing topics and answer your questions. Join live or watch the recording

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Frequently Asked Questions

Instantly! As soon as you enroll as a member, you’ll get access to all Writing Mastery Academy courses, video lectures, and exercises.

Absolutely! The video lectures inside all of our courses are pre-recorded so that you can start the course and work through the lectures at your own pace. There is no need to show up at a specific time, you’ll be able to login and start watching at whatever time suits you best. You can also take each course as many times as you want!

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