What We Can Learn from J. If you are struggling with the first draft of your novel, I recommend you follow in the footsteps of J. Rowling and begin with series. In his book Blueprint Your BestsellerStuart explains why he dislikes the word plot:
You have a - you introduce a - a - er - an almost talking Brazilian boa constrictor. Yeah - I like him. One of the first signs to young Harry [JKR: Yeah - that he is magic] that things are not quite what they seem. Oh, all Rowling outline, then. Erm - When I started writing it - erm - I had never thought of writing for children.
And I have been writing ever since I was six. Erm - But it is a lot of work to create an entire world and it was about five years to finish the first book and to plot the remaining six books, because they were already plotted before the first book was published, and book two was started before book one was - was finished.
Erm - Yes, so - so I spent an awful lot of time thinking about the details of the world and working it out in depth. Are you sticking with that outline of the seven? And what - what is the contour that you want to complete? Seven is also a magical number.
Rowling outline wanted him to come of age at 17 - erm - just seems a good number for a wizard to come of age. So that meant seven books and that meant seven years in his life.
Does the seven year planning, I mean, the seven volume outline of this whole saga protect him from that? How are you going to protect him on the silver screen?
Well, Warner Bros are giving me a lot of input, I - I feel. I think every writer, who feels as I feel about their characters, is going to be nervous.
I really - Quidditch being the wizarding sport - Lydon: What baseball would be to you. Wizards - all wizards are obsessed with Quidditch, ok, so this - Lydon: How is this going to be done? Connection writers, out there, all the little girls who are - who want to be writers and who started writing their first story at age six - give J.
Definitely not] with the production of these books by the time all seven volumes are out.
It will be a set of seven. They are taking the English-speaking world by storm. Bestsellers in United States and in England. Billy is on the line. I was wondering how you came up with the main ideas for Harry Potter and how you came up with such interesting names for them?
Erm - As I - as I said, I collect names. As far as the storylines go, some of them are inspired by folklore. And I - I very much identify with that.
Names are really crucial to me - as some of my characters has had eight or nine names before I - I, you know, hit the right one.
Hannah is on the line. Erm - I won How old is she now? Then she went away and she painted a lightning-scar on her own forehead, so I assumed that she did like them. Well, in fact I know that she does like them - she - she asks me all the time to read her more Lydon: Marcus is on the line: Oh, should I tell you?
Do you really want to know? Will you buy the book anyway, Marcus?So my vote is, yes, do an outline, and especially for a series, if you are publishing that series book by book.
You don’t want to realize awesomeness could have been threaded through if you had approached Book 1 differently.
The first draft of any story should really be treated as another outline draft instead of a polished final draft for the story. Rowling actually rewrote the opening chapter of her first Harry Potter book 15 times before she was satisfied with the results.
Looking at Rowling’s creative writing process, she wrote plot outlines for all the chapters of Harry Potter on paper. While writing the first book, she wrote the rules of the magical world she was creating and what the characters can and cannot do.
J.K. Rowling did not write with an audience in mind; she wrote the story she wanted to tell. Nov 14, · “His sexuality does not outline him, however the relationship with Grindelwald does,” Legislation stated.
“I consider, and (Rowling) would agree, that Albus had many intimate relationships. And the one he has is the love of his life, which is broken.
Lydon, Christopher. J.K. Rowling interview transcript, The Connection (WBUR Radio), 12 October, Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels by J. K. Rowling.. Harry Potter related topics include.