16.27: Nobody Wants to Read a Book
Your Hosts: DongWon Song, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler
Our controversial episode title comes to us via John Schwarzwelder, and it points up nicely the importance of today’s topic, which is first lines, first pages, and how we set about convincing people (who may or may not want to read a book) to read OUR book.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Read the first pages of the last three books you read. Take notes on what you find exciting about them. What kept you reading? What would make you pause?
Thing of the week: The Last Watch, by J.S. Dewes.
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