First Chapters: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
We're back with the final episode!
Abigail sits down with certified editor and book coach Savannah Gilbo to discuss and analyze the first chapter of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS.
This is a particularly special episode in the series being the final Harry Potter book and first chapter episode, as well as Abigail's favorite book in the series.
In this conversation, Abigail and Savannah discuss how the first chapter sets up expectations for the big picture and delivers a well-structured scene on the micro level (or small picture). To do this, they use tools like the seven key questions to ask about first chapters (Paula Munier's THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO BEGINNINGS) and Story Grid's five commandments. Plus, Savannah and Abigail dig into other valuable topics like how this chapter is the most omniscient perspective in the series (and why this is important), the chilling and high stakes set up in this opening scene, and more.
Why do you think the first chapter in Deathly Hallows is great? We'd love to hear your perspective!
P.S. If you enjoyed these first chapter episodes, you might love Abigail and Savannah's virtual book club, Book Notes! Learn all about it (and join us!) here.
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