J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, needs paper?

I saw this yesterday, and I’m not posting too too much right now, I think I’m going for a quick walk around the block before it rains, Melissa and I are going to the gym on Monday, figured I’d have a little head start, and I don’t have much better to do this morning. But I thought this article was interesting.

Yahoo.com had this one yesterday and I remembered it, check it out:

Fans Supply J.K. Rowling With Writing Paper

Thu May 11, 5:22 PM ET

NEW YORK – Relax,
Harry Potter fans.
J.K. Rowling now has plenty of paper. The author, a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, who writes in longhand, is busy writing the seventh and final Potter book. She had complained last month that she was having a hard time finding writing paper. Her readers apparently sympathized.

“Be careful what you wish for, it might come true,” she wrote in a message posted earlier this week on her Web site.

“Since complaining that I had difficulty finding anything to write on after running out of paper while working in town, I have been deluged with paper. Some of you sent single sheets, others entire pads, one enterprising paper merchants sent a large stack of notebooks embossed boldly with J K ROWLING, which I might not use in public, but which are very lovely all the same.

“Others took a different approach, telling me exactly where you can buy writing paper in Edinburgh; some even enclosed maps. Anyway, I’ve now got enough paper to write several book sevens, so no excuse there.”

So I guess there are a lot more writers that prefer to write by hand, I thought it was just weird of me to like it better, then I found out that George Lucas still writes everything by hand first and then types it. He even wrote Episode I in the same pad that he wrote Episode IV in. I think there is a lot of advantage writing it by hand, because when you start to transcribe it you add things and take things away and it is pretty much your first rough draft by hand.

Guess I’m not that weird after all.


14 thoughts on “J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, needs paper?

  1. flammable says:

    “Guess I’m not that weird after all.”

    Ha! Ahahahaha…

    Just kidding…pretty funny that J.K. Rowling has to come up with excuses like that, though. 😀

  2. socramforever says:

    or my rabbit ate my transcript…he has eaten things like parts of book covers and things like that.

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