Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell

Unleash your creativity and brainstorm bestselling, high-concept book ideas in this online course

14 On-Demand Lessons
1.5 Hours
Workbook + 15 Exercises
Unlimited Access

"If you're stuck for an idea, not just an idea but a great idea, then this class is for you."

-Steve S.

"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."

-Rob C.

"This course makes high concept ideas easy to understand and a lot more achievable"

- Tatjana U.

Proven Methods to Generate Bestselling Book Ideas in Minutes


What do money-making, blockbuster books—like The Girl on the Train, The Martian, The Hunger Games, and The Da Vinci Code—all have in common?

They’re all built around an idea that grabs your attention in one sentence.

It’s what industry insiders call a “high-concept” idea.


And it’s precisely what you need to make sure the novel or screenplay you’ve slaved over gets a second look from publishers, agents, and movie producers.

In this course, you’ll learn exactly how to brainstorm and build out your own high-concept ideas so you can dazzle literary agents, editors, publishers and readers — and take your writing career to the next level.


High-concept ideas are basically known as the “holy grail” of the book and book-to-film business.

Because high-concept ideas are known to sell better, faster and for more money than ideas that are not considered high concept.

But what is a high-concept idea? And how do you know if you have one? Or better yet? How do you come up with one that will sell?


In this dynamic course, you’ll…

  • Learn exactly what a high-concept idea is
  • Discover the 4 Secret Ingredients of every high-concept idea and how to identify them
  • Learn 5 Proven Methods for brainstorming your own high-concept ideas
  • Get access to loads of exercises and tips to help you apply everything you’ve learned


And by the end of this course, you’ll have at least one shiny new high-concept idea for a book or movie that you can start writing immediately.

Whether your creative journey includes self-publishing, traditional publishing, screenwriting, film making, or any other kind of storytelling, the key to success is developing an idea that people can latch onto. 

This course will teach you how to do just that.

So let’s get started! Enroll now and start brainstorming your bestselling novel idea today!

Start Developing Your Bestseller Now!

By the End of This Course, You'll Have:

   A firm grasp of what a "high-concept" idea is and what makes an idea "high concept"

   An understanding of why high-concept ideas sell better, faster, and for more money

   The ability to identify the 4 Secret Ingredients of a high-concept idea

   5 proven methods you can use to brainstorm your own high-concept ideas in minutes

   At least one --but probably several-- high-concept book ideas that you can start writing immediately!


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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Course Outline

This course is part of the Writing Mastery Academy


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Our Course Library includes:

Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course

Discover the secret storytelling code behind all great novels and use it to outline, write, or revise your own

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Novel Fast Drafting Course

Stop stressing, second-guessing, and revising endlessly. Learn the fastest, most efficient way to write novels (and finish them every single time)

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The Complete Novel Revision Course

Learn a time-tested, step-by-step revision process for taking your novel from first draft to final draft 

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Crafting Dynamic Characters

Learn to create fully fleshed-out, dynamic characters and how to reveal them to the reader in a way that grabs their attention and captures their heart

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Foundations of Fiction

Master the foundations of compelling fiction and use them to craft killer novels, memoirs, or short stories

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Scene Crafting Masterclass

Master the art of writing scenes that hook, engage, and leave readers hungry for more, with craft book & fiction author Jordan Rosenfeld

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Level Up Your Writing

Challenge your creativity and sharpen your skills across seven key story elements in this interactive online course with bestselling author Scott Reintgen

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Productivity Hacks for Writers

Learn to "hack" your brain, space, and devices to stay focused, be more productive, and get the most out of every writing day

Retail Price: $99
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Secrets to Self-Publishing Success

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to successfully self-publishing and marketing your novel, with bestselling author Bethany Atazadeh

Retail Price: $199
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Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell

Unleash your creativity and brainstorm "high-concept" book and movie ideas that sell

Retail Price: $99
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Conquering Writer's Block

Proven strategies, techniques, and tools to overcome writer's block (for good!), and become a Prolific Writer

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Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher

A comprehensive, step-by-step  insider's guide to selling your book and becoming a paid, published author

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Fiction for Young Writers

A fun, interactive workshop to help young writers unlock their creativity, improve their craft, and write better stories (ages 9 and up)

Retail Price: $49
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You're not in this alone

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. As a Writing Mastery member, you'll become part of a thriving, positive community of writers of all skill levels, from around the world. With dedicated topic areas for each course, plus topics for staying accountable to achieving your goals, finding critique partners, discussing specific genres, or just talking shop, the Community is there to support you on every step of your writing journey.

Course Topics

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Chat with other writers working on similar projects in your genre

Writing Sprints

Why write alone? Join a scheduled sprint, or create one any time to challenge and motivate yourself to write more!

Monthly Challenges

Fun and motivating challenges every month to help you stay motivated and get to know your fellow members

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Find critique partners and groups to help you get more eyes on your work

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Simply announcing your goals to others has a HUGE impact on your success. And you've got a place just for this!

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Get access to live, monthly webinars on specific writing topics. Most webinars end with a Q&A session, which gives you a chance to get your questions answered by industry experts. Can't join live? No worries! Recordings of every webinar are available to watch (or rewatch) anytime. 

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Bring your questions to our live "Office Hours" webinars, where instructors and special guests spend time dedicated to answering member questions.

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Get Answers Fast from our Growing Library of Answered Questions

We take the top questions from all our Office Hours and Webinars, edit them into their own mini-lectures, and categorize them for you. Categories include character development, fast drafting, NaNoWriMo, pacing, point of view, revising, writing process, worldbuilding, and more. It's very likely we've answered a question similar to yours, so this is a great resource to get answers fast!

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You'll find all sorts of fun and useful things here like free beat sheets, extra writing prompts, interviews with special guests, behind-the-scenes peeks at writers' processes, and much much more! And the longer you're a member, the more Bonus Content you'll collect!

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$799 value

  Searchable Q&As from Office Hours & webinars

$499 value

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$399 value



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