Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Characters: Reading Like a Writer & Developing Characters Readers Love

Date(s) - 04/27/2021
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Presenter Name: Susie Wilde, author

Webinar Title: Characters: Reading Like a Writer & Developing Characters Readers Love

Webinar Date and Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EDT (Recording included)

Webinar description:

Why are characters important? What makes readers wonder and care? How can you find out more about your character? Susie Wilde leads an examination of a recent children’s book inviting participants to discuss this mentor text by “reading like writers.” Then participants have an opportunity for examining a character through writing. This online class includes resources suggesting character prompts, books with unique characters and more.


Susie WildeSusie Wilde is passionate about igniting readers and writers. She currently teaches new children’s book writers, leads critique groups for continuing writers and edits as well. She has reviewed children’s books for thirty years, presently writing for the Raleigh News and Observer and AudioFile Magazine. Thirty years ago, she joined with others to launch SCBWI-Carolinas. Find out more on her website:

Date registration opens: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Date registration closes: Monday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Price of registration for:

  • SCBWI Carolinas members: $10
  • SCBWI members: $15
  • Non-members: $20

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  • SCBWI Members MUST login to receive member pricing
  • There are no partial refunds for failure to login
  • All refunds may be subject to a 5% handling fee

No registration fees will be refunded after Monday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m.