Story ideas that are high concept are key. But Jon James Miller explains how executing a high-concept screenplay is harder than you think.
Sometimes the suspension of disbelief involves more than your story. It's about overcoming your own disbelief you could ever make it in this incredibly competitive business.
Jon James Miller advises finding the humanity in a character, especially one that society labels “evil” or a “psychopath” is essential, especially when writing true crime.
Jon James Miller discusses strategies to get a powerful A-list actor attached to your script.
Does a hero always have to be likeable and noble? Jon James Miller explores the evolution of a complicated, ever-evolving protagonist.
Jon James Miller explores the importance of having a unique writer's voice. No two writing voices are the same, nor should they be.
Screenwriter and novelist Jon James Miller examines the value in writing a film treatment before first drafts or rewrites.
Jon James Miller explains when writing comedy, you must have a very distinctive voice to deliver even the funniest concept. And that voice resides in your characters.
Jon James Miller challenges writers of action thrillers to make them a film-going experience the audience will feel in their bones.
Jon James Miller explains how you have to understand the intellectual property of your story to expand beyond a spec screenplay into a potential miniseries, TV show or more.