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...

Grab ’em at the Go!

If you’ve been reading here then you know that I am studying with James Patterson as I write the next in the Mickey Malone Mystery series. It’s exhilarating. It stirs up all kinds of ideas down the dark alleys I never thought to explore inside my imagination. Now, although...

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...