Skill Level Intermediate
(light music) - Let me ask you something. What do stories like Harry Potter, The Girl on the Train, The Martian, The Hunger Games, and The Da Vinci Code all have in common? Well, apart from selling millions of copies around the world, they all started with one thing: A blockbuster idea that grabs your attention in one sentence. This is what industry insiders call a high concept idea. And in this course, I'm going to reveal to you the secret ingredients at the heart of every blockbuster book and movie and teach you how to brainstorm your own high concept ideas so you can dazzle literary agents, movie producers, publishers, and readers.
Hi, I'm Jessica Brody, and in 10 short years, I've managed to sell more than 15 books to major publishers, like Simon and Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, and Disney Press. Also, my books have been translated and published in over 23 countries, and two of my novels are currently in development as major motion pictures. How did I manage to do all of this? The answer is simple: high concept ideas. And I'm excited to share my secrets of success with you in this course. 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? In this course, you'll learn exactly what a high concept idea is, discover the four secret ingredients of every high concept idea, and how to identify them, learn five 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, filmmaking, or any other kind of distribution, the key to success is developing an idea that people can latch on to, that will wow your audience, whether those are readers, agents, publishers, movie producers, or film viewers. This course will teach you how to do just that. So let's get started.
Start brainstorming your best selling novel or blockbuster movie idea today. Thanks so much for watching, and I hope to see you inside the course.