Saturday, January 30, 2010
Yesterday night, I was lying in bed, drinking Scotch and reading The New York Times Magazine on my iPhone, when I came across this long article about the author James Patterson: James Patterson Inc.
The book won a prestigious Edgar Award for a first novel from the Mystery Writers of America. No doubt, some of those who praised it at the time would now say Patterson has failed to live up to its literary promise. That’s not how Patterson sees it. “It’s more convoluted, more bleak — more of the sort of thing that some people will find praiseworthy,” he says of “The Thomas Berryman Number.” “The sentences are superior to a lot of the stuff I write now, but the story isn’t as good. I’m less interested in sentences now and more interested in stories.”
James Patterson is the author of, for example, Along Came a Spider.
I really like his statement I’m less interested in sentences now and more interested in stories.
What can we UX Experts take away from that?