Category Archives: Concept

The One-Line Synopsis: What is it and how do you write one?

Time to expand the concept into a one-line synopsis. Continue reading

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High Concept: Let’s See What You’ve Got

When I was working on these posts, I had a dream.  (I know!  I’m now in the inspired-by-a-dream club.  *Here’s waving at you Ms. Meyer!* Now if only my dream will likewise elicit a license to print money….) In my dream, I was a kid in the back seat of the family SUV, driving north on I-5 somewhere in Washington state.  I looked to my left and there!  I saw it! Continue reading

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Concept: How the Masters do it

Who’s the current master of high concept? Continue reading

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Concept: What is it?

Updated 2.5.20

With so many entertainment options vying for our readership’s attention, we, as writers, have got to get our stories to stand out loud and to stand out quickly.  So what’s our tool for standing out? Continue reading

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January: The 10,000-foot View of Story

January’s theme could be thought of as The Big Picture, but I’m calling it Concept… even though the first week’s tool will also be concept.

That’s right!  The first Tool post–*CONCEPT*–goes LIVE on Monday, January 5.  See you then!

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