Kam Miller’s screenwriting book, The Hero Succeeds: The Character-Driven Guide to Writing Your TV Pilot, is now available on Amazon.
In The Hero Succeeds, veteran TV writer Kam Miller shows you exactly how to create your own TV series—from concept to writing a professional pilot script.
Drawing from her career as a successful TV pilot writer, Miller shares her hard-earned knowledge about creating TV series that sell to Hollywood. She covers essential elements such as character, world of the show, story engine, tone, and themes for dramas and sitcoms. In this book, Miller introduces the groundbreaking character-driven structure that will help you solve even the most difficult script problems and create structurally sound, emotionally satisfying stories.
Miller illustrates the practical application of her character-driven script structure in current successful TV shows, including Cinemax’s The Knick, NBC’s Hannibal, Amazon’s Transparent, BBC America’s Orphan Black, ABC’s Modern Family, FOX’s Empire, FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, AMC’s The Walking Dead, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, Starz’s Outlander, CBS’s The Good Wife, Showtime’s Episodes, and many others.
The Hero Succeeds shares professional screenwriting expertise, tools, and techniques previously available only to Miller’s students at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and Boston University’s Film & Television program. Whether you write drama or comedy for broadcast, cable, or digital distribution, The Hero Succeeds is the guide you need to build or expand your TV career.
While investigating a gruesome triple homicide, psychologist Dr. Erika Harlow and rookie homicide detective Carter Hunt uncover similarities between seemingly random solved murders and an emerging serial killer.
The cases challenge every accepted criminal psychological model, leading the young duo to explore even the most unconventional theories – including myths and superstitions.
As they delve into past solved crimes, Erika and Carter meet resistance at every turn, especially from Carter’s veteran partner. Erika and Carter must face their fears, their demons, and their burgeoning feelings for each other to stop a serial killer and grasp the myth of crime.
Dark and compelling, this crime suspense thriller by Kam Miller (“Law & Order: SVU”) probes human and supernatural depths. Myth of Crime combines elements from the rich history of the Catholic church, complex higher mathematics, and the behavioral science of serial killer profiling to create an exhilarating, intelligent mystery.
Don’t miss Kam’s short story, “Dangerous Stars,” in the short story anthology Empower: Fight Like a Girl, which benefits the Lupus Foundation of America. “Dangerous Stars” is a Myth of Crime prequel and features Dr. Erika Harlow, Detective Carter Hunt, and Detective Edison James. Empower: Fight Like a Girl is also available from Amazon.