Re: HARRY POTTER - the movie
- In a message dated 1/17/00 4:37:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, Stolzi@...
> J. K. Rowling, the Scottish author, wrote the first Harry PotterThis statement, which has appeared in a lot of the publicity about the Harry
> book in caf�s in Edinburgh while she was a single mother
> struggling to pay bills.
Potter books, makes things sound more dramatic than they really were. It
makes her sound like a teenage girl who had an illegitimate child and who was
spending her nights in a cardboard box in an alley with her baby and her days
in greasy spoons scribbling on napkins. In fact, she's a college graduate.
Up to the point of her divorce, she lived in comfortable middle-class
surroundings. She had been mentally kicking around for years the ideas in
the book. When she got divorced, she decided it was time to actually do some
writing. She lived on welfare (and possibly also on child support) while she
wrote the first few chapters of the book. She then got an Arts Council grant
to finish it.