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Date: 10/07/10 10:04 AM

65 Responses to JK Rowling`s Notes For The Potter Series [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Link: JK Rowling`s Notes For The Potter Series - It`s the original hand-written plot points for the Harry Potter book series. She had everything planned far in advance.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:16 am
    any authenticity for this?
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    Marc_c Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:20 am
    Is chapter 23 called Treesom?
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    NexusLetum Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:21 am
    I know a lot of writers that start with the ending and work their way backwards. Or more often, start in the middle, write the end then fill it in. It looks cool but seriously, I can`t read 3/4 of this. I thought my handwriting was bad, but geez, if this is actually hers, it`s just chicken scratch. Doesn`t help that`s it so small.
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    realblender Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:28 am
    can barely read it.

    much like her books.

    XD
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    xxEmo_kid_xx Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:33 am
    oh sweet
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Rowling`s website has easter eggs of handwritten notes all over the place. Her penmanship is notoriously deplorable. This is the cleanest bit of her notes I`ve ever seen; not sure about its authenticity.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:47 am
    Dear lord, about 90% of this has to be in like, Arabic or something.
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    charcat Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:55 am
    what?
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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:57 am
    Jk rowling is a women!?! lol all those years i thought it was a guy :P

    but i never liked harry potter annyways
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:59 am
    Illegible. Not that I care..
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 11:04 am
    OMG!!!!!! This is truly the most amazing awesome thing I never cared about.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Can she read her own handwriting?
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 11:20 am
    >Gentle-Tramp
    Seriously? Wow.

    In other news: as others have mentioned before me in other words, that is some impressivelt messy handwriting.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Can`t read it.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Can`t fricking read any of it!
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    Raokin Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    I can read this, but probably only because I have to decipher my own even worse handwriting on a daily basis.
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    pauluza Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    it seems like it`s only for one book, i think it`s The order of the phoenix, not the whole series. it`s divided in dates and different sub-plots.
    And if you`ve read the books there are some inconsistencies that make you think they weren`t written with much ahead planning
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    unlike George Lucas, who just makes it up as he goes
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    It looks more like her notes for the fifth book, Order of the Phoenix. You can see the names of the chapters, what date it happens on, and then what goes on in each one that has to do with the main plot points (the prophecy, Dumbledore`s Army, Cho/Ginny love triangle, Snape, and what Hagrid is up to). It`s fascinating really, and a good idea if you want to make sure everything adds up, and nothing important is forgotten.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Meh, rip-off of Tolkien in the first place.

    http://www.sporcle.com/games/QuizMaster20/LOTR_HP
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    too complicated and painful on the eyes, didn`t read
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Genius at work.
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    This isn`t for the whole series, just the 5th book (Order of the Phoenix). Things obviously changed between this outline and the final draft, which is why the titles of the chapters are different.

    Since her handwriting is so illegible, a transcript of this sheet can be found here:

    http://www.hp-lexicon.org/about/sources/jkr.com/jkr-com-tips.html#revision

    That site also has transcripts of the other notes she`s released.
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    My bad, wrong link below, here`s the correct one:

    http://www.hp-lexicon.org/about/sources/jkr.com/jkr-com-trans-revision-ootp.html
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    i would never be able to follow this (and mods, its giving me the ability to delete other peoples posts, is that normal?)
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    that is why those books aren`t very good
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    ....and that`s why circles are round.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    @davymid
    It`s not easy when you read the harry potters in norwegian and Lotr in English :C
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    @tatripp, at least it`s better then that Twilight sh*t.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    @shappy- It`s a random glitch that happens from time to time. You can`t actually delete other people`s posts despite what the link says :(

    Also this is pretty interesting, although half of it I can`t read. Handwriting is too small...
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    Ddude28 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    I used to hate the harry potter series, but just a few weeks ago I found them buried in my basement, out of anything else to read, I grudgingly picked them up. Now I love em. Wierd.
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    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Interesting, As a Potter nerd myself, this was slightly fascinating,

    Not like I can read it or anything.
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    Hat-Trick Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    Book 7 will always be the worst one for me. "Harry Potter and the Aimless Camping Trip Interrupted Randomly."
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    Stephanie Meyer just wrote one draft, then put it through a computer thesaurus program, then hired someone to fix her horrid spelling and grammar (they didn`t do a good job btw).
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    This is how you make a series. Somebody should tell the Lost guys that.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Hear ya Winter. I got to about series 4 before my "WTF" breaker tripped and the entire system shut down. So much potential overshadowed by an even greater amount of random.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    I need to put more thought into my notes then...
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    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    She even seemed to put a lot of research and meaning into the names. If I recall correctly, a lot of the characters` names came from mythical/ancient people, or name meanings, that pretty much fit the characters` personalities.
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    frajola Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    That`s how you write great long ass stories, you don`t just pull stuff out of your ass and make up as you go along
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    lerie Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    We can like HP or not, but we all must acknowledge Rowling put real effort in her books. Some other writers should learn from her *coughMeyercough*
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    Mr_Chubbles Female 13-17
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    October 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    @lerie You can`t learn if you don`t have a brain...
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    <3 Harry Potter! This makes me happy~ I think it`s cool to see a writer`s process.
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    She even seemed to put a lot of research and meaning into the names. If I recall correctly, a lot of the characters` names came from mythical/ancient people, or name meanings, that pretty much fit the characters` personalities.

    alot of the names came from the graveyard next door to the tea shop she wrote the book in. "greyfriars" graveyard in edinburgh scotland. from the window u can see a mansion/fortress/school and also the edinburgh castle
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    October 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    lol lerie I just said pretty much the same thing about LOTR..
    I am not a big Harry Potter fan but I do appreciate how great her work is
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    Flying_cow_ Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    hey lincc310, if you`re not a bot, I`d like to suggest you go kill yourself, or at the very least stop spamming this site...just saying...seriously though, STOP. and if you are a bot, well I`m wasting my words and might as well say supercalifragaliciousexpialidocious. hope it`s spelled right..
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    I cant even read any of this so...Lame.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Not a fan of the series or the movies, but kudos to her for getting a generation of kids back reading books.
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    whatevs Female 13-17
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    October 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    didn`t see that coming did you?
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    whocares3725 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Would probably be very interesting if I could read it.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    Harry Potter was such a good series. When it ended it felt like I lost a dear friend.
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    vw Female 30-39
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    October 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    Have no idea what that says. But what`s the problem with planning a plot in advance? Ain`t that how novels and movies are made?
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    wow... that`s just ridiculous and meticulous!
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    Lilou88 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    I wish I could read this! Looks like she could have benefited from a spreadsheet application.
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    hansonrocks Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 1:36 am
    this isn`t the plot for all 7 books, just Harry Potter and the Order of the Phonenix (5th book).
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:38 am
    What a smart cookie!
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    _Darling_ Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 7:57 am
    Absolute chicken scratch, but bloody brilliant anyways.
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    doriansilver Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 7:58 am
    This pleases me because I use a similar design for my plot mapping before I write as well. Planning a story is better than just making poo up as it comes. Unless you have opiates.
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    pootio Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 11:19 am
    Why is the picture sliced in the middle?
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    shadowarrior Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    brilliant. i bet no writer has ever done that before!
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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    the top left corner says "didn`t see that coming, did she?"
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    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    This is magnificent. I`ve always structured my stories and essays and such. Believe it or not it allows for a more relaxed and natural writing session because you know where you`re heading, just fill in the blanks.

    That aside, I LOVE JK ROWLING. She has the most fluid writing style of anyone I`ve ever read. And that`s important if you`re like me and have a short attention span.
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    Wired Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    its sliced in two spots pootio probably to make it easier to scan onoto the pc.
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    wtf
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    She needs to pay off my house.

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