"If you're stuck for an idea, not just an idea but a great idea, then this class is for you."
"It's great to now have a process for coming up with strong ideas instead of waiting for them to pop up by pure luck."
"This course makes high concept ideas easy to understand and a lot more achievable"
- Tatjana U.
What You'll Learn in This Course
Develop story ideas that get the attention of readers, agents, publishers and producers
Learn why high-concept stories sell better, faster, and for more money
Define "high concept" and learn what makes an idea "high concept"
Identify the 4 Secret Ingredients of every high-concept idea
Apply 5 Proven Methods for brainstorming high-concept ideas
Brainstorm your own high-concept ideas that you can start writing immediately
End the course with multiple big stories ideas to choose from
Take your writing career to the next level by developing commercial ideas that sell
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: The Four Secret Ingredients of a High-Concept Idea
Section 3: Five Proven Methods for Brainstorming High-Concept Ideas
Section 4: Wrapping Up
Meet Your Instructor
Hello, I'm Jessica Brody and in twelve short years, I've managed to sell more than 20 books to major publishers like Simon and Schuster, Random House, Macmillan and Disney Press, including the #1 bestselling plotting guide for novelists, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. Also, my books have been translated and published in over 20 languages and several of my novels have been optioned for film and TV.
How did I manage to do all this? The answer is simple: High-concept ideas!
And I'm excited to share my secrets of success with you in this course!
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What Students are Saying
"I now know how to change the snippets of ideas I had into a more actionable plan. Thank you! "
- Zahra Q.
"I feel that doing the brainstorming exercises has helped me to get the creative juices flowing again, after having felt stagnant for a long while."
- Stephanie K.
"This has given me so many ideas for how to get started on a new project. I've been in a total slump, but I feel energized again!"
- Lauren F.
"I have TONS of ideas...I can't wait to work through them and pick my next story...or 3!"
- Angela B.
"I was searching for an idea before taking this course. After doing exercises, now I have an idea to write a book about. Thank you!"
- Angela B.
"The multiple examples of the single sentence pitch have helped me crystallize what my book is actually about."
- Erika S.
"What a great course! Thank you so much for all the awesome idea generators!"
- Abby W.
"This course helped me unleash my creativity in a structured and applicable way. I now have several ideas that I am confident I can develop to completion!"
- Rachel W.
"I feel like I have a solid arsenal of brainstorming tactics to turn to...no excuse for blocks! :) Most helpful as I get started on my writing adventure!"
- Kelleigh O.
"Incredibly useful. I already started my book but going through this helped me get much more focused even with what I've already done and my path ahead"
- ishKiia P.
"This was excellent! I have several idea nuggets in my head for NaNoWriMo now."
- Rin S.
"This course makes high concept ideas easy to understand and a lot more achievable than before!"
- Tatjana U.