I watch lots of documentaries such as entrepreneurial, historical, arts and several others. The moment I was watching, my mind strikes, I must search the writer’s documentary. I got a lot. One of the noteworthy documentaries was, J.K Rowling –A year in the life (TV, documentary, 2007). I just stumbled to see it. One the one hand, I felt motivated and excited. On the other hand, the real pain of a writer. When I was in my school days, I watched Harry Potter series such as Philosopher’s stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban. In that time, I don’t know, there is a book available. But now, I got to know. Oh, Felt bad. Anyway, I gonna buy probably within the next two months.
One more, interesting and important moment to share, I had seen both the Harvard commencement speeches from Co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates. Then, I started paying interests on a couple more speeches. The one, that catches to my eye, J.K Rowling’s Harvard speech. Absolutely, phenomenal. I sincerely encourage you all to listen least once or one more time.
Today, I decided to write, writing lesson from J.K. Rowling. Quite honestly, this content I was waiting to write. I just thinking, thinking and thinking over the last couple of months. When I decided to write, more often, a couple of contents arises. So, that makes to keep procrastinating. For me writing is everything. I write, write and write. Still looking forward to write better. Still looking. As usual, I was thinking quite a lot regarding how to convey my personal experiences to you all and started researching a bit more. As I do, I often feel inspired to share the lessons from successful people. I took two sources to share. These are the key-take-away for all the writers.
Eight lessons on writing and five things her commencement speech teaches us:
- Use Your Own Voice
- Make Time to Write and be Ruthless About it
- Structure Your Writing (Map Out Your Novel)
- On the Use of Adverbs
- Give Your Characters Distinctive Traits
- Pay Attention to Pace
- Draw Your Characters and Inventions
- Don’t Give Up
Five things on her commencement speech.
- Other people will try to influence you
- Passing examinations does not determine your success
- No one likes failure, and we all fail
- Imagination is crucial in life
- Your friendships are important and should be valued