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#LeapAheadWritingMarathon Day 4: J. K. Rowling’s Ten Rules for Success

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Leap Ahead Marathon LogoWhether or not you enjoy their books, it’s always nice to “draw back the curtains” on the lives, experiences, and motivations of best-selling authors.

The interesting thing listening to J. K. Rowling in this compilation of features, speeches, and interviews, is her knowledge when the idea for Harry Potter hit her, she knew it was publishable.

I had this same experience when I came up with the original idea for Stand-In Groom. I’d been writing (but not finishing anything) since my early teens and, for the two or three years prior to coming up with the idea, I’d completed three full manuscripts. When I first started working on the idea for what would become SIG (it went through a couple of iterations before the plot finally gelled for me), I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it would be my first published novel.

If you take nothing else away from this video, let it be “rule” #5: BELIEVE!

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  1. Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this video. It is a nice compilation of heart-felt statements.


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