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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 Maynardwrote in The Observer’s cover story, “An Accomplished Writer Takes a MasterClass From a Gargantuan Selling Writer”

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

Max Rogueis a writer and lifelong learner from Virginia. He is a student in James Patterson’s MasterClass.

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 Collieris a writer from Los Angeles. He is a student in James Patterson's MasterClass

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

Shannon Redmonis a writer from Candler. She is a student in James Patterson's MasterClass

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 Oaksis a writer and outdoorswoman from Johnson City. She is a student in James Patterson's MasterClass.



We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.

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Your class will play in any modern browser.

On Demand

Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.



When does the class start?

James' MasterClass is now live! Enroll today to get instant access.

What does the enrollment fee include?

  • Access to every lesson in the class
  • A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps, takeaways, and assignments
  • Membership in an active community of engaged students where you can receive and provide feedback on assignments
  • Access to instructor feedback and answers in Office Hours
  • Class-specific tools to help you practice your craft
  • You can see more information about what the class includes at

What format does the class take?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience with a curriculum designed by the instructor. Each MasterClass includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students use the community to share their thoughts, upload projects, and provide feedback for other students.

How long is the class?

James Patterson's MasterClass has 3.5+ hours of exclusive video lessons.

Is the class live?

James' MasterClass has pre-recorded video lessons, which can be watched at anytime. There are live opportunities to connect with your fellow classmates, which are announced as they come.

Can I download the videos?

No, the videos are not downloadable, they are available for streaming from your account at any time.

Will James see my work?

We do not guarantee critiques from James. We may have opportunities for students to submit work to James, and students will be notified as those opportunities arise. MasterClass does not accept unsolicited work.

How do I contact MasterClass?

Send us an email at and we'll be happy to help.

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James Patterson

Teaches Writing

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