- Screenwriting: script and story development across all media
- Genre fiction
- Screen adaptation
- The writing of novel and film sequels
- Writing comedy
Max’s research is almost entirely practice-based, writing novels for publication and screenplays for production by film, TV and web-based producers. He is particularly interested in the writing, production and distribution of work utilising digital technology. But whatever the medium, it is the creation of stories that resonate with readers and audiences that is his primary focus.