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Welcome! I’m Kam Miller. I’ve written and produced TV shows, and now I create and sell TV pilots to many of the industry’s biggest players. All writers who want to work in TV need stellar pilots in their portfolios.


My book “The Hero Succeeds” gives writers essential tools to create TV series that sell to Hollywood. The story grid is one of those tools. Story grids are the first step in the outlining process – they save writers time, energy, and heartache.


I’d love to share the story grids for ”Stranger Things” and “Mr. Robot” with you.This bonus drama grid pack is free. Really! Now it also includes grids for the “Killing Eve” pilot plus second season episodes for “Black Mirror” and “This Is Us.You’ll also get the bonus comedy grid pack for the “Atlanta,” “Barry,and “The Good Place” pilots.


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VP, Multicultural Audience Engagement


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SyFy’s “Wynonna Earp”

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Kam Miller creates and sells TV pilots

It’s a great time to be a TV writer

Build or expand your TV career

Through my teaching and professional programs, I've helped thousands of students at top film schools launch their writing careers. “The Hero Succeeds” can help you build or expand your TV career, too! My book guides you all the way from your idea to your polished pilot script. It also explores the inner workings of current hit shows.

Whether you want to write and create for Netflix, HBO, CBS, USA or the dozens of other buyers, “The Hero Succeeds” delivers a character-driven structure that unifies all TV writing. I share details about writing dramas and comedies for premium cable, basic cable, broadcast network, and streaming platforms.

I’m a writer-producer. I’ve written TV shows and features. I wrote for the long-running series “Law & Order: SVU.” Now, I primarily create, develop, sell, and write TV pilots. I have sold and developed pilots with FOX, 20th Century Fox, CBS, CBS Television Studios, and Universal Cable Productions, among others.

The first time I developed a show with Kam Miller, I was stunned by her insight into character, form, and story. She had all the elements down perfectly. Then we pitched it – she is indeed the best pitcher I have ever worked with, bar none. Kam's expertise is reflected in her book. “The Hero Succeeds” is the absolute best bible for anyone who wants to succeed in the TV series business! 

Jeffrey Kramer

Executive Producer

CBS Television Studios

As a development executive, I've heard more than 3,000 pitches and developed hundreds of TV pilot scripts. Kam Miller's "The Hero Succeeds" delivers everything it takes to write a killer pilot script. It's knowledge that only someone who's been doing it successfully for years can provide. "The Hero Succeeds" is modern, relevant, and entertaining. I recommend Kam's book to every new – and experienced – writer I work with. "The Hero Succeeds" is a must-read for anyone who aspires to write a professional-level TV pilot that can sell.

Carole Kirschner

WGA Showrunner Training Program

Entertainment Career Consultant

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“The Hero Succeeds” is fantastic! This book has been needed for a long time – so glad it finally exists.

Scott Weinger


ABC’s ”black-ish,“ ”Galavant,“ ”The Muppets“

In "The Hero Succeeds," Kam Miller gives you an inside glimpse of what it is like to write a TV pilot that sells. Because Kam has staffed and sold pilots, she has had the opportunity to develop her craft at a very high level. Her experience adds a tremendous value to the writer. She has an original and thought-provoking voice when it comes to writing the character-driven pilot. Kam has created a unique story system that will help you elevate your game and find success. I highly recommend this book.

Jen Grisanti

Jen Grisanti Consultancy

NBC Writers on the Verge

”The Hero Succeeds” delivers smart, engaging tools all writers can use. Kam Miller has "open-sourced" pilot writing in a way that is not only practical but also lasting. She has laid out simply the complex trail of television development while paying attention to the unconscious biases that slip into the process. You'll notice her clever use of both female and male pronouns throughout implying that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Deconstructing long-standing gender and racial tropes from the very beginning of a writer's journey may be the most powerful and lasting impact of this great how-to guide.

"The Hero Succeeds" is a must for your writer's quiver – it's the inside track to writing your TV pilot.