The old fashioned way works better. When it comes to college students, the belief that more is better may underlie their widely-held view that laptops in the classroom enhance their academic performance. Laptops do in fact allow students to do more, like engage in online activities and demonstrations, collaborate more easily on papers and projects, access information from the internet, and take more notes. Indeed, because students can type significantly faster than they can writethose who use laptops in the classroom tend to take more notes than those who write out their notes by hand.
Gift Set out to write a best-selling book James Patterson, the author of 19 consecutive No.
In this course, he guides you through every part of the book writing process. 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!
James spells out the techniques he uses to generate his ideas and then separate the good ones from the less compelling ones. In this lesson, James measures out his unique approach to developing plot lines that keep readers wanting more.
Find out when and how James conducts his research and how he incorporates it into his writing in a thoughtful way. Learn how he sets himself up for a fast and successful first draft.
Part 2 James has never shown the outline for his best-seller Honeymoon to anyone not even his publisher until now. Follow along with the outline provided in your Class Workbook as James further explains his process.
Hero to villain, learn how to make your character stay with your reader well beyond the last page. James shares his tips for getting your reader hooked from the very first line. Listen to James explain a few common dialogue pitfalls and easy ways to avoid them.
Learn how he propels the reader through the book with an outline as his roadmap. Of the infinite possible endings, learn how James chooses the right one. Learn how to trim the fat with our interactive editing assignment. In this lesson, we meet two of his most trusted co-authors who share their process for making a collaboration truly successful.
What should they think about yours? Find out what James learned from his time in advertising and how he used it to change the book marketing game. Sit back and listen as James shares the best and worst moments from his time on the set. 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. Patterson is not only a great writer, but a natural teacher as well. His style is casual, uncomplicated and straightforward.
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.Lang-8 is the best place for learning and practicing foreign languages.
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