Writer's Guide to Harry Potter (Paperback)

Improve Your Writing by Studying the Best Selling Series

By S. P. Sipal

Deep River Press Inc., 9781945561009, 252pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

List Price: 15.95*
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The Harry Potter magic lives on as J.K. Rowling expands her wizarding world into new stories and formats. For five years, writers and fans from all continents have used A Writer's Guide to Harry Potter to delve beneath her pages' surface to discover the skill and artistry which created a story that enchanted audiences across generations. In this newly revised and expanded edition, S.P. Sipal takes you even deeper than before, exploring new techniques, and even peering into the artistic and marketing vision behind the upcoming Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

No matter your genre, this guide will help you strengthen your craft by virtually apprenticing under a bestselling mentor. Through thirteen lessons, discover the expert techniques Ms. Rowling employs which makes her series such a phenomenal success and which will help improve your own craft and style.

Topics include:

  • characterization
  • world building
  • backstory
  • mystery plotting
  • fan interaction
  • social media

and author-driven publishing and promotion.