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James Patterson

Teaches Writing

Set out to write a best-selling book

James Patterson, the author of 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, reveals his tricks of the trade for the very first time. In this course, he guides you through every part of the book writing process.

Video Lessons

22 lessons totaling 3+ hours of video from James covering everything from starting your outline to getting published.

Class Workbook

Each video lesson is paired with notes, reading materials, and assignments to make sure you get the most out of your class.

Office Hours

Submit your rough drafts and assignments for feedback from other students taking the class (and possibly James himself!).

Lesson Plan

By the time the last lesson was over, and Mr. Patterson (Jim, to me now) had set me loose to write my best seller, I had developed a genuine respect for the man.

Joyce MaynardCover story for The Observer

Mr. Patterson is not only a great writer, but a natural teacher as well. His style is casual, uncomplicated and straightforward. Highly recommended.

Max RogueWriter from Virginia

James Patterson delivered each lesson with great intricacy. I will continue to adhere to much of what I learned in this program and revisit it throughout my career.

Cody CollierWriter from Los Angeles

This class has been so encouraging and affirmed my desire to write great stories. Thank you, James Patterson!

Shannon RedmonWriter from Candler

Love this class! I look forward to implementing the wisdom and tools you have given me through these lessons. Thank you, MasterClass, for featuring Mr. Patterson!

Mandy OaksWriter & outdoorswoman

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James Patterson

Teaches Writing

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