Stephanie Bourbon on Rejection

LB’S NOTE: One of our fave TV writers-illustrators-screenwriters-vloggers, Stephanie Bourbon, reminds us that “it happens to all of us. Every writer has been rejected.” Here are her thoughts on handling this, erm, uncomfortable situation.

ACK I’m Still Getting Rejected!
by Stephanie Bourbon

UGH, you have sent in your manuscript or query letter and this time you did everything right. You took a class on writing the perfect query, you had your first pages reviewed, you sent to beta readers and STILL—the phone pings, you know you have an email, you go to it to see that big NO staring you in the face. read article

“The Agents Certainly Did Not Like Being Called Crooks”: How Hollywood Writers Won a War

A wonderful title and a pretty darn good description of what went on when the Writers Guild of America decided it was time to stop letting talent agencies screw us.

What’s that? The above makes it sound like we’re biased? Well, we are. And that does not make us wrong.

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Stephanie Bourbon Wants Us to Know “It’s All About Character”

LB’S NOTE: One of our fave TV writers-illustrators-screenwriters-vloggers, Stephanie Bourbon, talks about characters and “character” and what those words really mean.

by Stephanie Bourbon

Today, I’m talking about CHARACTER.  read article

Stephanie Bourbon Resetting Yourself – Body & Soul

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

How are you doing? I’m doing amazing and guess what? I have NO INTERNET THIS WEEK and it feels great.  read article

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