Episode 8 of LFTRR Explains the “First Page Test”
James J. Patterson is the reluctant scholar and on this (the eighth!) episode of Live from the Reading Room, he reads the from his essay of the same name. He also reads from books that have passed his "First Page Test" including "Night Train to Lisbon" by Pascal Mercier, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Muse" by Jessie Burton, "The Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller, and "Confessions" by Jean-Jaques Rousseau.
Writing can be a labor of love. Finishing a piece that you’re proud of feels like a Herculean accomplishment at times. Taking the next step and starting a whole new […]
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