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 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 …

Book Summary: “Lifelong Writing Habit: The Secret to Writing Every Day” by Chris Fox

Book cover for "Lifelong Writing Habit: The Secret to Writing Every Day" by Chris Fox

The secret to success is in the habits you possess. One vital thing that sets successful writers apart from the ones that never make it are their habits. Their ability to come back to their work day after day, regardless of zombie apocalypses and new episodes of Orange is the New Black. Chris Fox correctly identifies …

How to Realign Yourself When You’ve Lost Your Way

I've been running on a high recently. I have managed to maintain a positive attitude despite not having a job, not knowing whether I was on the right career path and wrestling with the decision of whether or not I should go back to school to obtain a designation for said career I am on …

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