The “test” is simple: is page 69 of Bird in Hand representative of the rest of the book? Would a reader skimming that page be inclined to read on? These were the questions posed to me by Marshal Zeringue, who edits book blogs including CftAR, The Page 69 Test, and Writers Read.
A fun idea, I thought – if perhaps a little gimmicky. And then, to my surprise, I discovered that page 69 is a turning point in my novel. Read more here.