Stephanie Bourbon on Creating Cool Villains

LB’S NOTE: One of our fave TV writers-illustrators-screenwriters-vloggers, Stephanie Bourbon, reminds us of the importance of having great villains in our stories and how to create them.

by Stephanie Bourbon

I love me some villains, well the good ones, the well written, well thought out villains who are bad for a reason. Now, that reason probably doesn’t make much sense to you and me because we are not villains but to them it is their WHY! read article

Stephanie Bourbon on Setting Realistic Writing Goals for 2021

LB’S NOTE: Stephanie Bourbon’s helpful column, originally scheduled for last week but bumped because of the shocking events on Capital Hill, presents us with much-needed  advice about a part of our lives we can, in fact, control..

by Stephanie Bourbon

Hello Dear Writers! read article

Bri Castellini on Networking – @brisownworld

Our Big Boss Man, LB, is incommunicado today (we think he’s having a bit of trouble recovering from having to come back to –shudder – work), so we don’t have all the deets on how this infogram from TVWriter™ fave indie writer-producer Bri Castellini came to be, but we can tell you this much:

It’s a good one. Stop, look, and learn!

Herbie J Pilato: My Top Ten Animated Christmas Specials of All Time

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part I of Christmas Joy brought to us all by TVWriter™ legendary Contributing Editor Emeritus Herbie J Pilato.

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by Herbie J Pilato

1]  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (CBS, 1965): Directed by Bill Melendez. Written by Charles Schulz.

Young voice-over talent Peter Robbins made his indelible mark as Charlie Brown in this poignant holiday classic that spawned a series of similar specials for every holiday. Here, Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas and the perfect tree. While directing a school play, he ultimately finds both, though not before our young low-acheiver is confronted by a number of obstacles. None the least of these conflicts is presented by his own dog Snoopy’s obsession with winning first prize for a local decorations competition, or by his mean-spirited peers who mock his choice of a tiny sickly tree. read article

Herbie J Pilato: Best Christmas Cinema Classics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part I of Christmas Joy brought to us all by TVWriter™ legendary Contributing Editor Emeritus Herbie J Pilato.

by Herbie J Pilato

They just don’t make ’em like they used to. read article