Ten Things J K Rowling Taught Me About Writing

Former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has stated that he thinks J K Rowling has done more for children’s literacy than any other modern children’s author.

It's certainly been suggested by the media that the real magic of Harry Potter isn't the fact that he's a wizard, but the fact that he's got children all over the world away from their video games and back into books (of course, you can now buy Harry Potter video games but that's another story/blog post).

Love her or hate her (and if you hate her you may want to stop reading now - I love her) reading Rowling's books has taught me a lot about writing for children, and writing in general. Today I've tried to sum up just ten things I've been applying to my writing since I've been reading, re-reading and studying Rowling's work.

Read the full post here, and please let me know what you think.

Karen Banes  (@writeandchange) blogs at ChangeTheWorldWithWords.com

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