Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Kicking Off with Character-Agent Chelsea Eberly

Date(s) - 09/26/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Online Workshop
SCBWI - Carolinas, Webinar

Workshop Description

Agents and editors often need to fall in love with a main character in the very first chapter to want to continue reading.

In this session, we will study strategies and techniques for creating a character that will make your first chapter stand out, with practical suggestions, discussion of writing samples, and a Q & A.

Have your first chapter on hand to put these suggestions into practice.


Chelsea Eberly is an agent at the Greenhouse Literary Agency, representing authors of middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction, as well as graphic novelists and illustrators who write picture books.

As a former Senior Editor at Random House Books for Young Readers, she edited numerous award-winning and New York Times bestselling books.

Chelsea is also a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree, which recognizes “the rising stars of the US publishing industry.” Follow her on Twitter @chelseberly and learn more about her tastes at Greenhouse Literary Agency.


  • $0.00 SCBWI Carolinas Member, but must use discount code to get this price!
  • $20 all other SCBWI members
  • $30 Non-SCBWI members

When does registration open and close?

OPENS: July 15, 2020
CLOSES: September 11, 2020
Please note: Participation is capped on Zoom (our hosting platform)

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 September 15, 2020