Présentation de l'éditeur
Topics covered include characterization, world building, backstory, mystery plotting, and business matters such as fan interaction, fan fiction, website design, social media, and author persona. Readers will learn to use techniques gleaned from Ms. Rowling to develop and improve their own voice and style, not to create little Harry Potter clones.
A fun and essential guide for writing a novel!
Text includes many tables and highlighted quotes as well as a 7-book outline of Harry's hero journey.
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Table of Contents:
Introduction: Lessons from the Headmistress and No Polyjuiced Pretenders Here
(On Learning Techniques, not Cloning a Duplicate)
Lesson One: Characters with More Emotional Range than a Teaspoon
Lesson Two: Quidditch, A Prisoner of Azkaban, and Thestrals to MoM
(Voice and Reader Fulfillment)
Lesson Three: Return to the Dursleys
(Establishing and Breaking Story Patterns)
Lesson Four: Shrieking Shacks, Whomping Willows, and Moaning Myrtles -- or the Dark Lord's in the Detail
Lesson Five: Revealing Wormtail
(Dropping Clues, Hiding Secrets)
Lesson Six: Put a Fidelius Charm on Your Godric's Hollow
Lesson Seven: Myth Connections
(Mythic Structures, Archetypes, and Themes)
Lesson Eight: His Royal Snivellus -- the Ambiguity of Snape
(Themes and Borders)
Lesson Nine: Of Grindelwald and Hitler
(Real World Relevance)
Lesson Ten: Keep it FUN
(Engaging the Reader)!
Lesson Eleven: Draco Loves Hermione! (At Least in Fanfiction)
Lesson Twelve: Make a Magical Impression in the Muggle World
(A Few Tips on Building a Public Presence)
About the Author:
Published in fiction and nonfiction through articles, short stories, and a novel, SP Sipal is best known as an analyst of the Harry Potter series. She's spoken at numerous fan and writer conferences at the national, international, and online level and published articles dissecting the alchemical and Egyptian mythological motifs running through the series. She continues the discussion with other writers of how to improve our writing with Harry Potter as our guide at her blog at HarryPotterforWriters.blogspot.com and accompanying Twitter feed @HP4Writers.
*** A Writer's Guide to Harry Potter Workshop is an unofficial literary analysis of the Harry Potter series. It is not endorsed or authorized by JK Rowling, her publishers, or Warner Brothers. All uses of any trademarked or character names are solely for the purpose of analysis. All quoted passages are copyrighted by JK Rowling.