Fiction Writing Made Easy

#68: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

October 18, 2022 Savannah Gilbo Episode 68
Fiction Writing Made Easy
#68: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Show Notes

In this episode, we're taking a deep dive into the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Join me and fellow developmental editor, Abigail Perry, as we nerd out about the sixth book in the Harry Potter series–here’s a preview of what we talk about:

[05:45] A very quick summary of the first chapter

[07:15] A macro analysis of the first chapter using 7 key questions from Paula Munier's book The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings

[13:45] A micro analysis of the two scenes within the chapter using the "5 Commandments of Storytelling" from The Story Grid

[57:25] Final thoughts and episode recap


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