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First Chapters: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

We're back with book four!

Abigail sits down with certified editor and book coach Savannah Gilbo to discuss and analyze the first chapter of HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE.

Abigail and Savannah return with a discussion on how the first chapter in GOF sets up expectations for the big picture story using Paula Munier's seven key first chapter questions (THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO BEGINNINGS). They also nerd out about whether or not GOF is a thriller or an action story, why Frank models a sympathetic character, and much more!

Abigail and Savannah then zero-in on the small picture and break down the first chapter of GOF with the five commandments (Story Grid). 

What do you think makes up the first scene in GOF? If you don't remember it, feel free to read the first chapter of GOF—and then join us for this lively conversation. 


P.S. Don't miss out on Savannah's amazing podcast for writers: FICTION WRITING MADE EASY


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