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Join me as I enter into that screenplay world. As you read about my experiences, please keep in mind that the industry and format expectations constantly evolve. In a previous post I touched on High Concept as it applies to screenplays. The notion is just as important, however, for other forms of writing—poems to comic books, novels to fortunes in cookies. High concept is a unique premise with mass audience appeal that can be communicated in a sentence or a phrase. It is the seed with which to create and market your story. What will be on the book cover or the movie poster? How will a teacher encapsulate the essence of a poem? The brevity of such a description forces you to come to terms with the essence of your story. Consider these high concepts: Nonfiction—East Eats West. A cookbook about how Asians adjust our food to meet their tastes (I foresee writing this one in the future). YA—Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser. High school students mysteriously disappear after being mentioned in a blog. Poem—Ginsberg’s “Howl.” Sexual outcasts find their glory. The fewer the words, the higher the concept. One of my favorite examples ... Read More »