What Harry Potter Has Taught Me About Writing

In honour of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows being released in cinemas this week I was asked to do a guest post on ‘Harry Potter for Writers’ on what Harry Potter has taught me about writing.

An excerpt from my post:

There have been several authors who have influenced my writing over the years. The earliest would have been Enid Blyton who first introduced me to the magic of story writing. Later, as a teen, John Marsden convinced me I wanted to become a published author. I discovered Harry Potter as a young adult while studying teaching and creative writing at university.

You can read the post in its entirety on Harry Potter for Writers.

Last week (after I had prepared my guest post) I happened to come across a post on a similiar topic on literary agent Nathan Bransford’s blog. You can read it here: Five Writing Tips From Reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter

P.S. A NaNoWriMo update: Halfway through November and I’m happy to report I’m doing well. I’ve just hit 33k words. I had a really strong week this past week, but I’m starting to slow down again now. I’m hoping I don’t lose too much steam.

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