December 29, 2007

THE LITTLE TEASE:

JK Rowling drops hints of possible eighth Harry Potter book (RHODRI PHILLIPS, 29th December 2007, Daily Mail)

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has strongly hinted for the first time that she could write an eighth book in the series.

Rowling, 42, admits she has 'weak moments' when she feels she will pen another novel about the boy wizard.

One of her biggest fans – her 14-year-old daughter Jessica – has already put pressure on her to revisit the character.


You'd think authors would have stopped pretending they control their characters by now, since Cervantes lost control of the Don in the first novel.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 29, 2007 8:18 PM
Comments

In my own extremely limited attempts at writing I have found that my characters start to develop their own individual characters, such that the direction of the story changes by what that character would or would not do and not by what I wanted them to do.

Kinda interesting.

Posted by: Mikey at December 31, 2007 8:31 AM

If she'd really wanted to stop, she should have taken the A.C. Doyle route and killed Harry off. Not that that helped, either; pretenders are cranking out Sherlock Holmes stories to this day, and never mind the obvious derivatives (paging Dr. House...)

Posted by: Mike Earl at December 31, 2007 1:16 PM

Doyle himself revived Holmes.

Posted by: oj at December 31, 2007 3:49 PM
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