Fiction Writing Made Easy

#60: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets with Abigail Perry

July 14, 2022 Savannah Gilbo Episode 60
Fiction Writing Made Easy
#60: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets with Abigail Perry
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Show Notes

In this episode, we're taking a deep dive into the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Join me and fellow developmental editor, Abigail Perry, as we nerd out about the second book in the Harry Potter series:

[03:30] A very quick summary of the first chapter
[05:30] A macro analysis of the first chapter using 7 key questions from Paula Munier's book The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings
[25:00] A micro analysis of the two scenes within the chapter using the "5 Commandments of Storytelling" from The Story Grid
[46:00] Final thoughts and episode recap

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