JK ROWL­ING

AU­THOR/PRO­DUCER

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As one of the big­gest suc­cess sto­ries of re­cent times, JK started out her writ­ing as a sin­gle mother sat in a café in Ed­in­burgh and cre­ated some of the most loved lit­er­ary char­ac­ters in his­tory. Not only did JK write the Harry Pot­ter books which be­came the best-sell­ing se­ries of books ever, she was very much in­volved in the ex­tremely suc­cess­ful films, ob­tain­ing con­trol and script ap­proval on ev­ery sin­gle one. She’s since gone on to write stand-alone nov­els, a play, the script for Fan­tas­tic Beasts and Where to Find Them which is now con­firmed to be one of six movies and rake in a re­ported £600 mil­lion in the process. Not bad for some­one who was on ben­e­fits and liv­ing in a flat with no heat­ing when she first started writ­ing Harry Pot­ter. She’s also a pas­sion­ate am­bas­sador for var­i­ous char­i­ties.

SE­CRET TO SUC­CESS: PUT IN THE TIME “You have to re­sign your­self to wast­ing lots of trees be­fore you write any­thing re­ally good. That’s just how it is.”

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