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This year is definitely the trending year of Harry Potter and I am not complaining. As a die-hard fan of the character and, overall, the world that my role-model J.K. Rowling created in the nineties and beyond for my generation and others, any new developments or tidbits of information are very much welcome. Although J.K. Rowling has stated that she isn’t writing much surrounding Harry anymore, she still loves gifting us fans with little surprises.

Recently J.K. Rowling went on Pottermore to share with us illustrations she did while she was constructing the world and characters that we’ve come to know and love. These sketches explain further the vision in her head of certain scenes, how she envisioned the infamous trio we would come to know and love, and much more. It’s interesting to see these sketches and compare them to what we’ve seen in the movies as well as what we’ve seen illustration wise in the original novels.

It’s always interesting to see the creative process behind story creation. All authors approach a story differently in terms of how to make the images in their head match up with what they write on paper. Some authors illustrate while others create intricate timelines. By having J.K. Rowling release one component of her creating process, we are provided with better insight into her creative writing process, which also helps show other aspiring writers a different way to approach their own process.

Check out some of the sketches she posted below. If you are interested in seeing more, head on over to Pottermore and check the rest of the sketches out.

What are your thoughts about the sketches? Do you find them inspiring? For aspiring writers, what is your creative process? Do you also illustrate? What methods do you utilize to achieve your own creative writing process? Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she’s not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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