I dare you to walk through a bookstore of your choice and not locate a James Patterson novel. OK, that challenge isn’t exactly fair because that would be like asking you to show proof that unicorns exist! Because let’s be honest, Patterson is one of the most prolific writers of all time, releasing book after book at almost a mechanical rate. Now, not only is Patterson writing books, but he’s also started his own online writing class instructing young novelists on how to construct a good story and make it sellable.
“There are a lot of people who have the talent,” Patterson says. “But haven’t been shown the door to walk through.”
Sounds awesome, right? Well, Patterson is taking it one step further and he’s looking to give one of those talented writers a break. And, yes, that could be you (or me). His MasterClass is currently holding a competition where the winner will have the opportunity to co-author with him in his new books! Yes, you read that correctly. All you have to do is head over to masterclass.com/co-author and click “Take the Class.” It’s that easy. This really is an incredible opportunity for any writer who hasn’t been able to get past that slush pile threshold. Not only that, but who wouldn’t want to work under one of the bestselling writers of our time?
Don’t worry though, even if you don’t win the grand prize, there is still a shot at getting some cash prizes. With me being a barely published short story writer with a bank account like an Oregon sinkhole, I could use all the help I can get. In fact, I don’t know why I’m still writing this article. According to the site’s countdown I have just barely 40 days to apply, so I need to get started on my hook for Along Came a Spider Part II: Another Spider. Good luck!
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