The Magic Of Harry Potter

One of the top tips the publishing industry always gives aspiring writers is ‘if you want to write, you have to read’. It seems obvious but it’s very good advice – the more you read, the more you get a feel for what you like and don’t like, for what works and doesn’t work, and the better-informed and better-honed your own writing becomes. So I’ve decided to write some posts about books that I’ve read, to shed some light on my own interests and influences.

And I really don’t think I could start anywhere else but with Harry Potter.

A lazy choice, you might say. Too populist, too predictable. Why didn’t I pick something with a bit more depth, a real classic? Well, all I can say is that Continue reading