Stephanie Bourbon on How to Write a Strong Opening

In this installment of her web series writing tips, Stephanie Bourbon solves all our film, TV episode, novel, short story, and stage play writing problems–

Oops, not exactly all of them, but certainly one of the most important ones. As in how to write an opening that grips the reader or viewer and compels them to keep on reading or watching.

Our apologies for getting carried away, but this is, you know, good stuff.

Stephanie’s YouTube Channel is HERE

And her website chock full of further instruction is HERE


Former Larry Brody student Stephanie Olivieri Bourbon has found great success as a writer and illustrator. Now she’s branching out into video with a series of extremely helpful ones about – surprise! – writing and illustrating.