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James Patterson: 'I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller'
James Patterson: 'I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller'

"I think I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller," James Patterson tells Fast Company's Co.Create. Patterson sat down with the magazine to tell them how he writes. He's the world's bestselling writer; one out of every 17 hardcover books sold each year has his name on the cover. If you follow his instructions, you will probably write very fast-paced books -- but mega-sales are not guaranteed. Patterson outlines, he improvises, and he doesn't give a fig about realism. Most important, he keeps things moving. He wants his thrillers to be thrilling. "I try to pretend that there's somebody across from me and I'm telling them a story...

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