There are a lot of things that made growing up fun and one of it is the Harry Potter series. You know the warm thought of magic, how it felt like to be a nobody but in a whole new world, you are a celebrity. What struck me about the series was the thought of magic and attending a school where everyone could use magic- especially the majestic building of the school. Everything in the school was associated with magic. The ghosts, the paintings with passwords, the ever-changing staircases. Have you ever wondered what was going on in the writer’s mind when she decided to write this book? Well, these are ten interesting facts about J.K. Rowling. They would actually give you insight to how she felt when she was writing the Harry Potter series.
1. She wrote her first story at age six
As a child Jk Rowling was inquisitive and she had an imaginative mind. It is said that her parents could almost predict that one of her first words would be “why?” She described her early life as ‘dreamy’. She loved to read, especially the fantasy books that her parents read to her. She decided to create her own fantasy stories which she read to her younger sister Dianne. At age six, she wrote her first book about a rabbit named “Rabbit”. It talked about the towering genius of a rabbit. She said she can't remember where it came from. Her mother praised her about it and said it should be published.
2. She was estranged from her father
Rowling was unhappy during her teenage years, especially at home. Her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and it took a toll on her especially due to the fact that Rowling was not on talking terms with her father. She based the character of 'Hermione Granger' on her eleven years old self. She is still not on speaking terms with her father especially because he sold a collection of Harry Potter first collections. Some of these collections have personal notes like “Happy Father’s Day 2000 and lots of love from your first-born, J. K. Rowling.” He claims he had to take this step when Rowling refused to help him pay a debt of £100,000.
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