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Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell!

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

What do blockbuster books and movies – like Harry Potter, 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, I show you exactly how to brainstorm and build out your own high-concept ideas so that you, too, can dazzle literary agents, film producers, publishers and readers — and start making serious money.

High-concept ideas are basically known as the “holy grail” of the book and movie 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?

By the end of this course, you’ll know exactly what a high-concept idea is, and better yet, you’ll have at least one shiny new high-concept idea for a book or movie that you can start writing immediately.

6,000+ Students Worldwide

14 Video
Lectures

1.5 Hours
of Content

15 Exercises
& Handouts

What You'll Learn

  • Develop story ideas designed to get the attention of readers, agents, publishers, and producers
  • 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
  • Learn why high-concept stories sell better, faster, and for more money
  • Brainstorm your own high-concept 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 23 countries 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!

Who is this Course For?

  • Anyone who wants to write a novel or screenplay
  • Newbie writers or seasoned pros
  • Writers striving to reach the next level of their career
  • Writers wanting to make their work more commercial
  • Anyone who has always wanted to write a novel or screenplay but hasn't found the perfect idea yet
  • Writers looking for a big idea for their next project
  • Anyone who's asked the question: "Where do writers get their ideas?"

What Students are Saying

5/5

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

-Steve S.

"A definite must for anyone wishing to break into the big leagues!"

-Jessica K.

"I used your course to develop my pitch to two agents. They both requested a manuscript."

-Brian W.

"Jessica Brody breaks down these concepts with clarity and amazing insight."

-Mike B.

"I would recommend this to ANY writer at ANY level."

-Stacey O.

"Now at the end of the course I have 22 different ideas!"

-Owen O.

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Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course

OFFICIAL SAVE THE CAT! COURSE
Discover the secret storytelling code behind all great novels and use it to outline, write or revise your own

Crafting Dynamic Characters

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

Foundations of Fiction


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

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

Conquering Writer's Block

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

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

Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell

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

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)

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