Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Story is Only as Good as its Characters

As we come to the end of a legacy, I find myself thinking about what makes Harry Potter what it is today. Most people assume that it's because J.K. Rowling is such a gifted writer, but I think the truth lies in the details. What J.K. Rowling accomplished she did through imagination, planning, but most importantly she did it through characters. Harry Potter isn't about a story. Like most good books, it's about the journey. The reasons Harry Potter drew us in so completely was because we watched as a group of lovable characters grew together to solve imaginative, yet problems we could relate to in some way. As may of you venture to the theaters this weekend to enjoy the final chapter of this incredible tale, think about what draws you in to the story and remember who you cheer for in the end. :)

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