Friday, February 22, 2013
Writing: High Concept
Here's a template for putting together a high-concept sentence. I got this from a number of sources, including Nathan Bransford and Karen Woodward. If there are others who also deserve credit, I apologize for omitting their names and attributions.
[protagonist name] is a [description of protagonist] living in [setting]. But when [complicating incident], [protagonist name] must [protagonist's quest] and [verb] [villain] in order to [protagonist's goal].
See, nothing to it...except doing the work, refining the pitch, and turning the concept into a book or movie. No problem.
Questions about writing? Leave them in the comments, and I'll do my best to answer them.
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