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    James Patterson Writes a How-To

    Not only does James Patterson find the time to publish anywhere from three to 13 books a year, the insanely successful novelist is now offering his aid to aspiring writers via a new how-to. Patterson offers readers lessons like “write stories the way people tell them,” or “short chapters keep people reading.” Perhaps most importantly for anybody who desires to follow Patterson’s trajectory as an author with a broad audience, he also advises to “know who you’re writing for and what they want.” 

    Read it at Fast Company Create