Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Magic behind words: Story of J.k ROWLING

On screen and in books, we have watched and read the magical world of Harry Potter, created magnificently wonderful which is enjoyed thoroughly all over the world by not only the children but the adults as well. Along with Harry, Hermoine and Ron, we have been through the adventures in search of philosophers stone, revealed the secrets behind the chamber of secrets, rescued the prisoner of Azkaban, participated in the Quidditch match most of us with Griffindor, felt the pain and evil power of the half blood prince and cherished the end of the  " he who must not be named".
Well, the white witch which has taken us on this fantasy world, one responsible for the "boy who lived" and let us into the journey along with him, Ms.J.K.Rowling(Joanne Rowling) has her own share of beautiful childhood days but a dreadful teenage years.

In a documentary movie " magic beyond words" we can actually see how this most popular and one of the richest billionare  in England, once struggled, having no shelter for her and her baby, depending on the state benefits, not even having a proper paper to write her stories.


Her passion of writing lay back down from the age since 6 where her mother used to read her books every night. As an on ,she imagined herself to be one of the character and always used to get lost in the fantasy world. Since then, writer was what she wanted to be. .

J.k.Rowling's childhood                                    Her Inspiration: Her Mother

In her adulthood, her life took a massive destructive stage. She lost her mother, got divorced with her husband, became jobless with a dependent child whom she had to feed. She was sunk into the forest of depression on a verge of even committing suicide but her feeling of illness brought alive the idea of Dementors(soul sucking creature) in the third book and she describes her failure as liberating.
                  Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
 – J. K. Rowling, "The fringe benefits of failure", 2008

Her first book harry potter and the philosopher stone got published with the help of Christopher Little Literary Agents and that was a turning point in the life of Rowling. Her messed up life started to sort out itself slowly and then, soon enough Harry potter started climbing the tree of success under the novice pen of Rowling chapter after chapter and book after book. Within the term of five year, she became one of  the richest women, won lots of awards and gained the highest respect of being a writer with millions of fans cherishing her book.

'Her progress from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status is due to the greatest passion she had, the thing she always wanted to do, 'WRITING" . If we want something truely, i believe we can achieve it. Row is such an inspiration. I salute her for her dream come true and the wonderful inspiration she has given to all her fans on screen and from books'

You are an inspiration.


  1. I always thought JKR was born with silver spoon but now I know she was like any one of us or worse.
    I am not a big Harry Potter fan because the books are very thick and I have issues with reading thick books, but I have deep respect for the writer she was. With your post here my respect for her grew even bigger. Thanks for the great post.

  2. I Believe she went through the worst times than anyone of us would have imagined so. And Passu sir, I am a great fan of Harry Potter but just like you, not a fan of the thick volumes of books she has written. I am just crazy about the magical world brought alive on screen by the filmakers. Her creativity brought me great respect for the story she has written. I can't imagine even to be able to write her first book which is quite thin but the following ones, gets thicker and thicker with each part. Like wise, she has written seven of them. I read about her story and watched her life before what she is now. After that, my respect for her grew more. She is a great inspiration.