Stephanie Bourbon on How to Craft A Great Ending

One of our fave writer-illustrator-screenwriting-vloggers, Stephanie Bourbon, modestly informs us of something we’ve all been, um, dying – metaphorically only, please! – to know:

by Stephanie Bourbon

Hello, Dear Writers!

Today I have this short blog about writing the perfect ending. 

Have you ever read a book, watched a movie, stayed up all night watching the end of a series on Netflix only to be left dissatisfied, angry, betrayed by the writer and or just plain icky??

YES, you have. All of us have! And it stinks. It’s the worst when you are like, “OMG that would have been amazing but he/she effed up the ending!!”

I can think of so many films and books that I loved until the last quarter. I don’t know if it’s laziness, or just not caring or what but OMG the ending NEEDS to be good. 


The ending of any story must have these elements to be strong….

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Former Larry Brody student Stephanie Olivieri Bourbon has found great success as a writer, illustrator, and expert consultant. This article first appeared in her blog at