Fiction Writing Made Easy

#81: First Chapter Analysis: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

January 18, 2023 Savannah Gilbo Episode 81
Fiction Writing Made Easy
#81: First Chapter Analysis: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
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Show Notes

In today’s episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the first chapter of Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. Join me and fellow developmental editor, Abigail Perry, as we talk through this popular contemporary romance. Here’s a preview of what we talk about:

[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

[28:15] A micro analysis of the scene within the chapter using the "5 Commandments of Storytelling" from The Story Grid

[55:15] Final thoughts and episode recap

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