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

Describe characters and settings when you first introduce them

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, shares his perspective about the writerly use of description. And, yes, it differs quite a bit from LB’s tip yesterday. Because we’re talking fiction as lit now, y’hear?

by Nathan Bransford

An extremely common writing foible I see when I’m editing novels reads like this… read article

Cartoon: ‘Reality’

TVWriter™’s all-time favorite artist/philosopher, Grant Snider, takes a thoughtful look at reality – and how to create yours.

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Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #14 – Description, Description, Description!

by Larry Brody

Looking for more detailed info on TV Writing? Then this is for you!

Over the past several years I’ve noticed a running battle on all Message Boards, Bulletin Boards, Facebook Groups, you-name-it about screen and/or television writing. That battle is about how much to describe the action and settings in your script.

I can’t speak for feature films (although my theory there, which I’ve stated in other writings, is that everyone might as well emulate Shane Black, the most successful spec script writer/seller in history. Read something he’s written and then do the same), but I know television. read article

WGAW March 2021 Calendar

Here’s what going on, socially and professionally,  at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

March 2021

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Members must RSVP in advance to receive access info to participate in online events. read article