Posted: October 6, 2008 in Uncategorized

Book Egg:  n.  that first little snapshot, usually of a scene, character or bit of dialogue, that ends up being the start of a new book.  Often it has to be sat on for a while before it reaches maturity.

EG:  Stephanie Meyer dreamed of a couple in a meadow and it turned out to be a book egg for Twilight. 

  1. brimfire says:

    I love, love, love book eggs! That’s how all my ideas start out – one pivotal scene that the rest of the book evolves from.

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