Writing with a Collaborator

Whenever I feel myself stuck in a writing rut, I turn to the Master, James Patterson, and continue my tutelage under his guidance. Our Master Class assignment this week was to learn the benefits of writing with a collaborator. His assignment was to write a chapter based on an...

Building a Chapter

Again you get to grade my homework from my Master Class. James Patterson asked us to think of a story in our personal life and set up a chapter based on that experience. You could do the same thing for your writing spark. ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦ Driving...

Character Development

As I write the next Mickey Malone Mystery, I am also studying under the master, James Patterson. He is part wise uncle, mentor and writing coach and what I am learning is taking my writing in places that I never imagined.   This week our assignment in Patterson’s Master...