JK Rowling created the beloved character of Harry Potter and have written 7 books in Harry Potter series with several supplementary stories to the world of fantasy and magic. JK Rowling became a multi-millionaire author after the success of Harry Potter series.
Friends have died, lessons have been learned, Draco Malfoy is all grown up with a child of his own, and Mrs Weasley said the word "bitch". I understand the temptation to revisit old triumphs.
Maybe not every new world or new set of stories you make will enjoy the huge success of Harry Potter — but a worse fate would be to keep on ploughing the same old furrow, not able to try anything new. What about — and I know this is a radical notion — a novel for adults in the same imaginary space?
If I were able to wipe from my mind all memory of the ghastly travesty of the Star Wars "prequels" and the accompanying "remastered" originals I would. Where the first three were grimy and realistic, the worlds of the prequels were ridiculously clean.
The dialogue was dreadful. The explanations of the mysterious power of the Force took away all its interest and magic. I know my characters, I know my world.
Your legacy is assured. If you have to write it, then write it. But, just a thought, and without any criticism of the wonderful Harry — maybe the plucky hero could be a girl wizard next time? There are probably eight volumes of Victoria Beckham autobiography by now and when did she last face down a basilisk or foil an ogre?
It may seem a strange thing to say, given the unprecedented sales and the generation-defining excitement her books generated, but I think JK Rowling is vastly underrated.
Even the most popular writer can usually find somewhere quiet to think about what happens next. Rowling wrote the last five Harry Potter books right in the middle of the Potter phenomenon, with fans and the media second guessing her next move everywhere she looked.
The only people who have been in that situation are the big, highly paid teams of writers and directors who work on franchises like Batman, Shrek, or Pirates of the Caribbean. Almost always they screw up. Ten minutes into the second Pirates of the Caribbean film, for instance, you knew it was dead.
Rowling on the other hand went off on her own, kept her nerve, refused to be distracted and somehow kept surprising and challenging us. The list of people who have managed to keep a character alive that long is very, very short.
Anne of Green Gables for instance is, I think, a truly great novel. But does anyone read the other eight Anne books? What we want of Sherlock is more of the same.
Sherlock himself never changes. Harry on the other hand is a rich, complex character who has — like his first audience — grown up. Yes I do know he died in the books but so did Sherlock once upon a time.
Usually in these circumstances, people resort to a prequel. One thing that distinguishes the series is that patina of history, that feeling that the characters know more than you do, that they have a bit of a past which you might not ever know.
Again this is a quality that Potter shares with Holmes. Watson often refers to stories — such as the case of the giant rat of Sumatra — which you will never hear told, or he makes grandiose hints about adventures that must remain secret for reasons of state or heart.
If you spell those stories out then you banish the light and shade, and scrub off the charming patina.Pottermore, launched in , is the digital heart of the Wizarding World, bringing fans news, features and articles as well as original content by J.K.
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Rowling was writing a sequel to her beloved seven-part series, they couldn’t wait to get their hands on the book. Then they realized. Rowling's contribution was an word Harry Potter prequel that concerns Harry's father, James Potter, and godfather, Sirius Black, and takes place three years before Harry was born.
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Does JK Rowling only write children’s books? A: No, JK Rowling does not only write children’s books. As well as the Harry Potter series, Rowling has written The Casual Vacancy, which is aimed at.