First pages are impossible… so we’re hearing from authors about how they got them right.
In this episode, Juliette Fay discusses the first pages of her newest novel, The Half of It. We talk about how her early instincts helped her shape the rest of the book, including her theme, her character’s wound, the book’s inciting incident, using “Captain Happen” characters, and how she worked in the necessary backstory as her first scene progressed.
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Juliette Fay is the bestselling author of seven novels, including THE HALF OF IT, CATCH US WHEN WE FALL, CITY OF FLICKERING LIGHT and THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS, a USA Today bestseller and Costco Pennie’s Book Club Pick. Previous novels include THE SHORTEST WAY HOME, one of Library Journal’s Top 5 Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction; DEEP DOWN TRUE, short-listed for the 2011 Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association; and SHELTER ME, a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read Book” and an Indie Next pick. Juliette is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and lives in Massachusetts with her family.