Dan Brown will be teaching a Master Class. Dan Brown’s thrillers have sold more than 250 million copies, including The Da Vinci Code (which was made into a movie, with sequels starring Tom Hanks). In Dan’s Masterclass, he unveils his process for turning ideas into gripping narratives. He’ll teach you how to research for your story, craft characters, and sustain suspense.
Judy Bloom will be teaching a Master Class in early 2018. While the dates don’t appear to be set, you can pre-enroll for only $90. The award winning author broke the rules. Her refreshingly honest children’s books were banned by hundreds of libraries—and loved by generations of readers, who bought 85 million copies of classics like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Superfudge.
With New York Times Bestselling author James Patterson‘s net worth at $700 million, who wouldn’t want to take a MasterClass with him? There will be 22 video lessons and exercises for $90. Super afforadable peeps! Even better, he’s choosing someone from the class to co-author a book with him!
Yeppers, you heard right. James Patterson will choose someone to write a novel with him. During the competition, each stage is designed to help you craft and pitch a novel. And the prizes are:
- 10 Semi-Finalists: Ten students will win $1000 based on book hook and sample chapter.
- 3 Finalists: Three students from the ten semi-finalists will be chosen to submit outlines for their books and will win $2500.
- 1 Grand Prize Winner: Opportunity to co-author a book with James Patterson. In addition, $5000.
If you’re interested, get your words polished. The deadline for the competition is March 1, 2017!
As always, good luck!
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