J.K. Rowling Shares 5 Essential Writing Tips
J.K. Rowling is the author of the beloved Harry Potter series. there are seven books in the series and they continue to be mandatory reading for you people.
Most people don’t realize that Rowling was no different than you or me when she first started writing. Her books may be filled with magic, but she didn’t have any magic formula herself for writing those books. She learned like all good writers learn — she started writing until sentences became paragraphs and paragraphs became pages and pages became chapters and chapters became some fabulously best-selling books.
Rowling has not written a book about writing yet. I suppose that she will one day. However, I have gleaned some of her comments from articles and interviews, and I share some of the most helpful ones in this video. You may have heard some of these ideas before, but they represent the wisdom she used to write her best-selling books.
The Harry Potter series was far more successful than she ever imagined. She was a single mother with the job and she wrote whenever she could. She parlayed that into a book series that resulted in movies and theme park attractions. She didn’t keep all that money herself. The taxes in Britain are huge, but still she gave over $150 million to charity.
She’s not stagnant on the writing scene. It seems that the Harry Potter series has come to an end for all practical purposes, but she has launched a series of books aimed at adults written under the pseudonym of Robert Gailbraith. She may use other pen names for books and other genres.
By the way, how do you pronounce “Rowling”? In Britain, it is “Rolling.” She is happy with the U.S. pronunciation of “Rh-owl-ing” as she says in this interview.
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