First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry. The membership includes writers of all levels, from those working on their first manuscripts to award-winning authors. The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry. FCRW strives to help writers become published and establish careers with innovative programs, networking opportunities and pertinent information on effective marketing techniques for members’ novels.


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OPEN AUGUST 1-31, 2014!


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Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arlington Congregational Church, 431 University Blvd N., Jacksonville FL 32211

Continental breakfast and lunch provided 


 Cost: FCRW Members – $5;   Non-Members – $45;   Student (18yo+college ID) $25

Save the Cat Writes a Novel

A full-day workshop on using the Save the Cat beats to outline a novel & Author Book Signing

 Presented by

Jessica Brody


In this unique and engaging full-day workshop, Jessica guides authors through the steps of using Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat! story structure method to create engaging stories, compelling character arcs, and unputdownable novels. Through examples from popular novels, films, and her own books, Jessica will demonstrate how the 15 beats system can be used to turn a new story idea into a full-length, compelling book outline, help you crack your most recent rewrite, fix broken plotlines, or jumpstart you out of the dreaded writer’s block.


Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by the late Blake Snyder transformed the way Hollywood looked at screenplays. And it also transformed the way countless authors write novels.


Jessica_Brody_High-Res-735577Jessica Brody is the international bestselling author of seven young adult and women’s fiction novels including The Karma Club, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and the first two books in a new YA Sci-Fi/Romance trilogy: Unremembered, and Unforgotten. She currently teaches a regular Save the Cat! Novel Writing Workshop in Los Angeles, hosted by Blake Snyder Enterprises.


Books by Jessica Brody and Blake Snyder will be available for purchase (cash/check only).

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