Maverick: a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, or an artist who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates.
A free thinker. A free spirit.
OOH! WRITING TIPS! For the first chapter, no less. I struggle with first chapters myself. And if I don't get a decent first chapter, my story goes nowhere. It's bothersome. And your tips are all correct. Two of my very favorite books in the world ("Fly by Night"-- by Frances Hardinge and "The Thief" -- By Megan Whalen Turner) are perfect illustrations of your tips, especially 3-5. This was an extremely helpful post. Thanks!
Awesome!! I'm so glad you found this helpful!