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. …

Writing Life: Brandon Sanderson

Productivity Measure (Hours/Pages/Words) Minimum 2,000 words or 10 pages. Some days Sanderson would write for 4 - 5 hours, and some days it would be 14 - 16 hours. Morning Person/Night Owl Sanderson writes at night, though he's usually working on a story 24/7. Even if he's not physically writing, he will be thinking about …

Writing Process of Bestselling Author – Andy Weir (“The Martian”)

History: Shooting for the Stars and Falling Short (Temporarily) Years ago, after being let go of from AOL, Andy used the money he earned from selling off his AOL stock options to take 3 years off to write. He wrote two books, the second of which he attempted to get published but was unsuccessful. Normally seen …

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