- Oct 16, 2016
I think she knew she was playing a VERY long game, and had the confidence in her work to start not with main characters.In studying what publishers and agents are looking for for my own novel. As well as the openings of other novels. Her opening makes no sense. The way she opened the book may also be part of the reason why she got so many rejections. She just didn't start with any main characters. Which is what you should be doing according to most industry standards. Instead she spent a lot of the first chapter focusing entirely on Vernon Dursley and his basic thoughts about magic. It seems to me that she spent more time with the Dursley's in Chapter one than during any other part of the entire series. Then, in seemingly proper fashion, she goes ahead and starts each Harry Potter book with him being at the Dursley's and they have little to do with the rest of the story/mythology.
In my opinion the movie had a better beginning.
Given she's now making FIVE Fantastic Beasts films...yeah, she was seeing the series for what it could be WAY down the track.