Fiction Writing Made Easy

First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban with Abigail Perry

July 19, 2022 Savannah Gilbo Episode 61
Fiction Writing Made Easy
First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban with Abigail Perry
Show Notes

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

[03:00] A very quick summary of the first chapter
[04:50] A macro analysis of the first chapter using 7 key questions from Paula Munier's book The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings
[21:00] A micro analysis of the two scenes within the chapter using the "5 Commandments of Storytelling" from The Story Grid
[40:00] Final thoughts and episode recap

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