Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury, England in 1965.
She began writing at the age of 6 with a story called 'Rabbit',
which she never finished.
Writing Made Them Rich
Copyright � 2002
by Michael Southon
Brought to you by
|In high school J. K. Rowling's favorite subject was English. From High School, Rowling went to Exeter University where she earned a degree in French. |
After graduating, she spent a year studying in Paris and then went back to London where she worked in a number of jobs, including a year with Amnesty International and a short time as secretary for a publishing company, where she was responsible for sending out rejection slips.
In the summer of 1990, on a delayed train from Manchester to London, she came up with the idea of a boy who discovers he is a wizard. But it would be 7 years before the idea became a book.
In that same year her mother died of Multiple Sclerosis and she left for Portugal to teach English, hoping to find a way to deal with her grief.
In October 1992 she married a Portuguese television journalist, Jorge Arantes. But the marriage lasted just eleven months.
In 1993 she left her husband and returned to England, with the one legacy of her failed marriage - an infant daughter named Jessica.
Her life suddenly took a nose-dive. Fighting poverty and depression, she lived in a mice-infested flat in Edinburgh and struggled to raise her baby daughter on a welfare check of 70 pounds ($100) a week.
Unable to heat her flat, she sat in caf�s nursing an espresso for 2 hours at a time and worked feverishly on the manuscript of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' while her baby daughter slept in a pram.
The manuscript is said to have been rejected by three British publishers - Penguin, Transworld and HarperCollins.
But Bloomsbury Children's Books did sign her up, reportedly paying �10,000 ($14,300) for the rights to 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone'.
The Philosopher's Stone was published on 30 June, 1997 and was an instant success.
The book was published under her initials because her publisher feared that boys would be less likely to read the book if they knew it was written by a woman.
At a book fair in Italy later that year, Scholastic Books bought the American rights for $105,000, an unheard of figure for a children's writer with only one book to her name.
It was published in the States in 1998 with the title 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'.
The sequel - 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' - was published in June of 1999 and later that same year, the third book in the series was released, 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.
Don't just bookmark the web pages important to you, Turn them into SweetHeart Links that TELL you every time one of them has been updated. ANY page on the web, and as many pages as you want to keep track of can be added. Click HERE for more information on this FREE service.
Four Self-Defense Tips
We have been programmed to think that Adventure and smoking go hand in hand. What does it give you though? Stained fingers, jittery nerves, beady eyes with bloodshot veins and an anti-social outlook on life. Can you quit smoking? Probably not. Some people try everything, even kicking themselves, and STILL can't quit. For more insight into this stubborn problem, Click HERE.
Life's most important lessons are amazingly varied and can be quite confusing. Even so, they most all have two things in common. First, they usually are not particularly complicated. It certainly can sometimes take a while to get it; but once you do get it, the lesson is normally straight-up and to the point. Second, and here is the rub, the lessons invariably are a "So now you tell me!" kind of thing.
Leave A Legacy: Be Your Own Banker! Money you are already spending can make you rich, provide a stable income over your whole lifetime, and still leave millions of dollars for your heirs.
By the time her fourth book appeared in 2000 - 'Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire' - the series had become an international phenomenon: the initial print run for her 4th book was 1.5 million copies in the UK and 3.8 million in the US.
|By 2000, JK Rowland had become the highest-earning woman in Britain, with an income of more than �20.5 million ($29.3m) in the previous year. |
In 2001 her annual earnings were estimated at over �24m, ($34.3m) placing her between Madonna and Paul McCartney in the ranks of high-earning celebrities.
In October 1998 Warner Brothers bought the rights to 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' and its sequel ('Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets'), for the tidy sum of $700,000.
With the release of the first Harry Potter film, J.K. Rowling's total earnings are estimated to have exceeded $100 million.
In March 2001 she was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen, for services to children's literature.
(c) 2002 by Michael Southon
About The Author
Michael Southon has been writing for the Internet for over 3 years.
He has shown hundreds of webmasters how to use this simple
technique to get massive free publicity and dramatically increase
traffic and sales.
Click here to find out more: http://www.ezine-writer.com
Click HERE to review everything in the Tale Wins Treasure Chest
You can write your next book or script in
less than one month,
working just 1 hour a day MAX. And that's 100% guaranteed!
Writers, we have once again initiated a place for you to post your own short stories to the web. When you do post, those stories will be FLUNG to the far corners of the web for millions of readers to see. Add your moneymaking sales copy in the resource box at the bottom of the article.
Don't wait to be a writer.
start with fillers.
start with jokes.
start with vignettes.
Remember, there are some people making a good living who don't do a thing but come up with IDEAS other writers can develop.
The key is to begin scribbling and don't look back.
If nothing else, start yourself a blog. When positive feedback begins to trickle in you'll gain confidence to stretch out to bigger and better things.
Click on the Cover and
Get the Free Book,
The companion title has now been published too..... Sell Everything You Write... Take advantage of every subject and every author in this book. Any one of them could be worth a million dollars to you. You can stack the odds in your favor and sell virtually everything you write. You will find over 30,000 words of pointed advice here telling you how to do exactly that. Articles by Lin Stone, Robert Bly, Judy Cullins, Kathy Burns-Millyard, Robin Nobles, Max Shifrin, Michael Carr, Lynda Lotman, June Campbell, David Vallieres, Bill Platt, Maria Stefanova, jl scott, ph.d., and others have been assembled into one powerful package that you can use to catapult your career into high gear. There is a resource box at the end of most articles. If the author has given you good value then be sure to visit their web site or resource facility to see what else the author has available for you. This has been published by Browzer Books in pdf format for your instant pleasure. RIGHT CLICK HERE to download.
It is a 100 page book, a series of shortcuts in learning to write and speak well.
Article Writing Secrets reveals the easy, proven and simple way to pump out High Quality Articles and turn them into long term Residual Income.
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a professional cartoonist? Now you can get your own cartoons PUBLISHED and EARN REAL $$$$ within THREE MONTHS... GUARANTEED! Some people begin making money immediately. http://yourcartooncareer.com/ordernow.htm
Productivity begins by recognizing and valuing your brilliance, time, and space. It starts with awareness of what works and what does not. It continues with examining what needs grease, or other needs. Search for the truth for what you need in order to rev up your writing.
Every writer needs to get away from it all so, Get Your Own Country Estates DIRT CHEAP!
Why Should You Get e-Published?
A success story from Lin Stone.
Cafe Hemingway, news, peace and rest.
How to tell if you are helping web pirates.CONTACT Search Engines
Free pictures that can help get you published in a hurry.
Golden Writing Resources Over 100 articles are available to help you write better, faster, and find the readership you crave.
Are you a REAL writer?
The heroes of Homer still romp through the Trojan plains. The wisdom of Confucius still rings with truth. The last minutes in the life of Socrates shall never die. Christ rises triumphant from the tomb. The immortal works of Shakespeare shall yet claim the thespian boards of deepest space. Gulliver shall travel on forever.
Maybe none of the writers you see working here at Tale Wins will ever be that good, but we intend to give them every chance to make it into the Literary Hall of Fame. Remember too, you don't have to be THE best to be proud of doing your best.
It is said you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
On the web that is very definitely NOT TRUE. Writers on the web can change the ending of each story twice a day, or even change it every time a new visitor comes, according to whether it is a man, woman, or child visiting, or some other criteria entirely.
On the web you can go on improving your story any time and every time you feel like it. You can have your own web site and rearrange each page in it as often as you like. You can change the links and the navigation system as often as you like. If you aren't getting paid enough you can find better advertisers.
Learn the basics about bird watching
Get Published! ArticleXpress is your FREE ticket to�Massive Distribution. Inside this free book you will discover more than 35 major release hubs to get your articles published from. But it is better than that.. Each of these 35 release hubs will offer your article to a string of other ezine owners, some of whom have hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Each newsletter inside this free book has a direct link to the RIGHT PLACE to submit your article. Subjects include everything from art to zoology. You can't miss! At least one of them is sure to match your needs.
Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury, England in 1965. She began writing at the age of 6 with a story called 'Rabbit', which she never finished. Today she is the richest writer in the world.
EVERYTHING you need to know about shoplifting to weave it into one of your stories or books. This is one huge resource, professionally written and professionally produced. Don't miss it. Click on the link and download it now.
How to Outgrow Write What You Know.
FOUR easy to use self defense tips your character can use to get out of a vicious attack and live to tell about it. Look like an expert, weave these tips into your story or book.
Voice in Narrative and Dialogue: When we as authors break a rule or two of grammar, it must not be because we're ignorant. It must be because we have good reasons to break them.
Common mistakes writers make in their manuscripts, and how to correct them.
Walking Talk: mincing steps, prancing strides, describing the way one of your characters walks can bring life to dull scenes.
When your book goes
out of print
Place That Face
How to Conduct Interviews
Become a home business professional. Begin earning the kind of money you want. Complete system gets you started fast. Free branding tool for those HomePreneurs who want to use the free book as a sign-up freebie or bonus package for your other purchases..
Back to the Front Page.