Masterclass Notes: James Patterson – Part 4 – Drafting

James Patterson Masterclass notes on drafting.

Lesson 5: Research Male readers usually prefer realism. Women are more likely to suspend disbelief. So depending on your target audience, it's important to get the details right. If it's incorrect, it can bring the discerning reader out of the story. Try experiencing the settings yourself. Taking it in with all your senses may trigger …


Masterclass Notes: James Patterson – Part 2 – Ideation

A well in the middle of a desert with the text overlay of "Raw Ideas"

Part one of this series can be found here. It's important to note that the points below are a combination of what was viewed & the insights it stirred. Lesson 3: Raw Ideas Patterson doesn’t write realism, he writes whatever interests or excites him. His stories are usually the opposite of what you would expect. …

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