Fictional universe of Harry Potter The central character in the series is Harry Pottera boy who lives in Surrey with his aunt, uncle, and cousin - the Dursleys - who discovers, at the age of eleven, that he is a wizardthough he lives in the ordinary world of non-magical people known as Muggles.
The boy wizard was largely developed during an episode of severe depression for author J. Rowling, who fought her own dementors by creating the magical world of Hogwarts in her tiny Scottish apartment.
If I get rejected from every major publisher in the UK, big deal. Her own personal failures gave her energy to work on her passions. Look at what she said in a Harvard commencement address: 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. Rowling steadily and methodically poured her life into creating the world of Harry Potter. Rowling had already developed a great writing discipline over many years, starting in fantasy stories when around the age of five.
Finally the right story came along for her. She first conceived the idea for Harry Potter in on a train. Rowling sought medical assistance, but she was dismissed carelessly by a stand in GP in spite of needing urgent attention.
In both instances they presented with suicidal ideation and both times were turned away quickly. This highlights the urgent need for all GPs to have basic mental health training. Fortunately her regular doctor saw the warning signs and understood the seriousness of the issue.
The doctor sent Rowling to counselling, a relationship which was very beneficial. Like Rowling, if you are having suicidal feelings please contact a doctor immediately.
Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again.
The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different. Her descriptions of Dementors mimick her own comments about clinical depression: They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them… Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you.
If it can, the Dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself…soulless and evil. You will be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life. Not just writing a little bit, but building it as a daily discipline and seeing it through. Secondly, writing also helps people get out of their head.
Concentrating on the page and letting it all come out is healing, meditative and therapeutic. Writing interlinks the two brain hemispheres and encourages healthier brain function.
Harry Potter has enriched the world in a magical way, and J.Jul 03, · Image: Donald Trump/Twitter. JK Rowling, the internet's favorite Trump critic, who also happens to be a great writer, summed it up pretty nicely. She is known worldwide as one of the greatest children’s fiction writers that ever lived.
JK Rowling has managed time and time again to capture the essence of a magical world we all .
Joanne Kathleen Rowling (pronounced rolling) was born on July 31st, in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England. Rowling writing career started at the age of six when she wrote a . President Donald Trump was mocked by both J.K. Rowling and the official Merriam-Webster Dictionary Twitter account on Tuesday after he misspelled a word in a tweet in which he boasted about his.
Discover new and exclusive writing from the pen of J.K. Rowling. J.K. Rowling couldn’t stop laughing after spending a little time “pouring” over Donald Trump‘s recent tweet.
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