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We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing. We welcome anyone who is pursuing their dream of writing romance. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about our chapter, feel free to come for a visit. Check out the membership information or send an email to our Secretary at secretary@rosecityromancewriters.com.


MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION: PCC – Sylvania Campus

Portland Community College Map in PDF

9am Social hour in the TCB lobby

10am General meeting  –  TCB 218

11:00 Workshop  – TCB 218


Next Meeting

May 11, 2019

SAVE THE CAT! Story Structure Method

In this unique and engaging presentation, bestselling author, teacher and story coach Jessica Brody introduces novelists to the renowned SAVE THE CAT! story structure method, which writers around the world are using to create engaging stories, compelling character arcs, and unputdownable novels.

Jessica, author of SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A NOVEL (a #1 Amazon Bestseller) will walk writers through the “secret storytelling code” that lies at the heart of all great fiction and will demonstrate how the 15 “beats” of the Save the Cat! method can be used to plot, write, outline, or revise your novel, or simply jumpstart you out of writing slumps. This fun and informative presentation is sure to inspire you and leave you itching to get home and start writing!

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel will be available for purchase and autographing after the presentation.

PCC Sylvania, TCB218
Social Hour: 9 a.m.
Meeting: 10 a.m.
Presentation: 11 a.m.

There will also be a silent auction, which ends at 1 p.m.

About Jessica Brody:
Since discovering the Save the Cat! plotting methodology, Jessica Brody has sold more than 17 novels to major publishers. Her credits include 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, A Week of Mondays, The Chaos of Standing Still, Better You than Me, the Unremembered trilogy and Sky Without Stars (a sci-fi re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables). She is now the author of the bestselling plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (based on the original screenwriting guides) and is frequently hired by Disney Press to plot and write books based on popular Disney franchises like Disney Princess Lego and the Descendants. Her books have been translated in over 23 countries and two are currently in development as major motion pictures.

Visit her online at: JessicaBrody.com