High Concept Versus Deep Theme: Are You Reaching or Digging? - Writer Unboxed

Reaching and Digging. Photo by Vaughn Roycroft


Have you ever reencountered a writing lesson or precept that you knew but had begun to overlook? And when it hits, you say to yourself, “Uh-oh, let that one slip through my fingers.”


It recently happened to me at a writing conference. And although I was familiar with the concept of High Concept, I’d never heard it so highly touted as I did during those two days. The topic was raised in no less than three sessions, by three different instructors.