Group: Vu Kim ChiTran Khanh HoaDoan Hai Yen Nguyen Huong TraClass : 7A09
Topic : J.K.Rowling and her Harry Potter sequence
How Rowling started her writing career:
Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, England.From the childhood, Joanne really loved reading books and thought about writing as a wayto create magicHer first story was written when she was six-years-old, because she wanted to have a storyto tell her sister Di and Di was thrilled by the story, and the parents amazed. However, they
did not encourage their daughter to pursue her writing in any way.After graduating from Exeter University with honors, Joanne went through a series of jobs,most of them secretarial. She found her jobs boring.The only consolation she had was in writing. She wrote many short stories, and abandonedseveral novels. However, her work ended up in another box with all other stories, and her self-esteem declined.
Idea of harry potter:
when she was on the way to London, and her train stopped. It was some kind of mechanical problem, which required a delay of four hours. She was staring out the window, when theidea for Harry Potter appeared in her mind very clearly.
2.How she has achieved success:
She started writing the book in 1990, and completed five years later. But not many peoplethought she could succeed as a children’s book writer. Twelve publishers rejected the book before a small London publisher finally accepted to take it on.Even then, the editor of Bloomsbury (the publishing company), out of his doubt about thesuccess of the book, advised Rowling to get a day job as it was unlikely she would makemoney from it.