I've Got the Power: How to Use Character Agency to Make Your Story Satisfying

Aug 21, 2024

Online event

Rachael Stein will present a riveting webinar on character agency.

Conflict is a vital component of any good children’s book, from picture books to young adult novels. But which characters actually make the decisions and take action to resolve that conflict? In this workshop, we’ll discuss character agency, why it’s important for your main character to have control over their story, and how a character’s actions and decisions make the story especially satisfying for readers. This event will be recorded, and a replay will be available for 30 days after the live event.

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Virtual event

7-8:15pm EDT

$30/$15 for premium members


Learn more about your speaker

Rachael Stein is a freelance children’s book editor with more than 5 years of experience working at publishers such as Sterling Publishing (now Union Square & Co.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (now an imprint of HarperCollins), and Scholastic. She enjoys working on all age levels and genres of children’s books, from humorous picture books to middle grade fantasy adventure to YA nonfiction. Some books she’s especially proud to have been involved with include Martin McLean, Middle School Queen by Alyssa Zaczek, a Kirkus best middle grade book of the year; Kiss Papercuts Goodbye: Asian Women Who Pierced Through Their Confines, a YA creative nonfiction anthology curated by Kelly Lan; and Ramen for Everyone, a picture book by Pat Tanumihardja and illustrated by Shiho Pate. You can connect with her online and learn more about her editorial services at rachael-edits.com.