James Patterson gives a Masterclass on writing through MasterClass online training. He starts the 22 lessons (3 hours and 31 minute course) like this: “Hi I’m Stephen King. Actually I’m not Stephen King. But the purpose of my saying that is that’s the first line in our story. And first lines are hugely important. And what I do in those four words is I’m letting you know that this is going to be irreverent, and fun. and it’s going to be a bit jokey at times, and I know who writers like Stephen King are.“
I like detective stories. I'll check out Paterson's Alex Cross series.
I read his NYPD Red series. Anything that has to do with police or detectives and I'm on it. 👍