History Creator / JamesPatterson

15th Apr '16 3:07:55 PM fryhole
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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. By "prolific", we mean he releases [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php three or four books per month]]. He pulls this off by maintaining a stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details.

Patterson's work is partly known for really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame.

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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. By "prolific", we mean he releases [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php three or four books about one novel per month]]. He pulls this off by maintaining a stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, month]], and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details.

in 2016 he's launching a brand of novellas. Patterson's work is partly known for really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame.

As for Patterson's prolific output, he pulls this off by maintaining a stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details, periodically reviewing and providing feedback. This practice is often criticized in literary circles, but Patterson points out that collaboration is common in practically all media. It also doesn't hurt that he [[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-patterson--scholastic-reading-club-award-first-round-of-grants-to-school-libraries-due-to-high-demand-for-funding-patterson-announces-an-additional-250000--bringing-total-to-175-million-to-help-libraries-across-the-u-300106642.html donates millions of dollars]] to school libraries and indie bookshops.

15th Apr '16 2:22:44 PM fryhole
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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. He releases roughly ten books a month. Partly known for his really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame. He now has many co-writers churning out many of his books.

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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. He By "prolific", we mean he releases roughly ten [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php three or four books per month]]. He pulls this off by maintaining a month. Partly stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details.

Patterson's work is partly
known for his really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame. He now has many co-writers churning out many of his books.\n
13th Dec '15 1:07:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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12th Dec '15 12:12:17 PM Anddrix
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13th Sep '15 1:46:08 PM ACW
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* ''[[Literature/TheDangerousDaysofDanielX Daniel X]]'' - A teen science-fiction series about a teenage alien bounty hunter.

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* ''[[Literature/TheDangerousDaysofDanielX Daniel X]]'' ''Literature/DanielX'' - A teen science-fiction series about a teenage alien bounty hunter.
24th Jul '15 6:11:10 AM Rjinswand
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* CrusadingWidower: Michael Bennett.



* WidowerHero: Michael Bennett.
16th Jul '15 4:25:44 AM Ominae
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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Along Came A Spider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by Creator/MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by Creator/TylerPerry) .

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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Along Came A Spider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by Creator/MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by Creator/TylerPerry) .Creator/TylerPerry).
8th Jul '15 7:39:27 PM tandra88
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* AboutTheAuthor: Is found on most, if not all of his hardback books. Typically more serious in his adult novels, but are sometimes a bit humorous for his middle school and teen series'.
6th Apr '15 10:15:09 PM nombretomado
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** For example, in ''London'', Dan Carter narrates that an actress, whose name he can't recall, in the restaurant he's in is rumoured to be the next Companion on ''DoctorWho'' and was "wearing a skirt even shorter than that worn the current one" (Amy Pond).

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** For example, in ''London'', Dan Carter narrates that an actress, whose name he can't recall, in the restaurant he's in is rumoured to be the next Companion on ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' and was "wearing a skirt even shorter than that worn the current one" (Amy Pond).
28th Dec '14 11:18:21 PM randomtroper89
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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Along Came A Spider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by TylerPerry) .

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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Along Came A Spider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by MorganFreeman) Creator/MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by TylerPerry) .Creator/TylerPerry) .



* HappilyAdopted: Micheal Bennett's ten children. [[spoiler: Also, Rafe's sister, Georgia.]]

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* HappilyAdopted: HappilyAdopted:
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Micheal Bennett's ten children. [[spoiler: Also, Rafe's children.
** In ''My Brother Is A Big Fat Liar'' [[spoiler:Rafe's
sister, Georgia.]]
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