I met yesterday with a young writer from Mamelodi, who I am mentoring. We are working through the skills of writing in nine ... call them projects. Sitting in a restaurant, we looked at the first page of famous writers, of various cultures and eras (an example shown here). The assignment was: ignore who these writers were, and identify on their first page what might have made their writing famous. It was a profitable session. OBSERVATION: My seminary in Pasadena taught us to do this -- to copy success -- intelligently.