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The Beginning: Get your book off to a rock solid start (Story Structure in Harry Potter, Pt II)

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In my previous post we discussed how Rowling’s unique plots were (ironically) successful because she followed some basic novel guidelines. 906 more words

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wdwritingwizard reblogged this on Writing of Whitney Danielle and commented:

This was a great read and being an avid Harry Potter fan I can see how Rowling followed these rules. In reading about the setup, I now can really see what I need to do for Book 2.

The Fifth Day of Christmas

“On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me five gold rings”

Hello! Today is the fifth instalment of Christmas Countdown and today I’m going to try something different. 224 more words

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Festive Flicks: Our Favorite Holiday Films

Ali’s FlickIt’s a Wonderful Life

To me, Christmas is never complete without a viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life. I am a guilty person and actually saw a one man stage version of the show first and bought the hype. 376 more words

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Conflict: What's at Stake for Your Characters?

One of the things you’ll often hear discussed among writers crafting their stories is the question of “stakes”. What does your protagonist want most? Where is the tension? 780 more words

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Would High School reading list be better with more modern books?

I was forced to read vary boring books in high school, like Shakespeare plays (Rome and Juliet and Julius Caesar), To Kill a Mocking Bird… 169 more words

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling singles out Halifax-created poster for praise

A Harry Potter-themed poster created by a Halifax youth group is getting major buzz after getting the stamp of approval from J.K. Rowling, the creator of the Potter universe. 282 more words

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J.K. Rowling Confirms LGBT Students At Hogwarts — Fans React

Famous ‘Harry Potter’ author, J.K. Rowling has been revealing plenty of insider information about the wizarding world to her loyal fans, including that there have been LGBT students at Hogwarts! 666 more words

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