Fans always wonder how J.K. Rowling crafts her Harry Potter novels. It turns out that she does it very carefully. The popular author revealed her chapter-by-chapter spreadsheet of Order of Phoenix, which follows the prophecy, Ginny, Cho, Snape, and other exciting moments in the novel. The outline for the fifth Harry Potter book has been floating around the Internet, and io9 was one of the first media sites to report it.
According to the report, the image has been floating around the Internet for years. Rowling’s spreadsheet for Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix first appeared back in 2010. It has now resurfaced five years later. The book, which is the longest Harry Potter book, was first published in 2003. This book follows Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, as he battles exams and the return of the villain, Voldemort. Harry also deals with romance, the Ministry of Magic, and a secret society called the Order of the Phoenix.
This spreadsheet shows the amount of detail that Rowling gives to each of her Harry Potter books. The author makes sure that the various elements and characters fit together and move at the right pace, so they all tie up perfectly. It’s the type of plot outline that you would expect from the best novelists.
J.K. Rowling also keeps track of the dates of when things are happening in her Harry Potter novels. That detail is usually abandoned in popular television shows and in other fiction works. Rowling’s outline of chapters 13 to 24 in the Harry Potter novel also provides readers a glimpse into her writing process and development of each character and plot point.
Harry Potter fans will also be happy to hear that the series is available digitally through the subscription site called Oyster. The site has been referred to the as the “Netflix of books,” according to Time magazine. It will allow you to stream an unlimited number of books, including the Harry Potter series, for as little as $9.95 per month. Oyster has worked with Pottermore to bring the entire Harry Potter series and the complete Hogwarts Library to fans.
The Hogwarts Library that will be featured on the service include the only three books that existed: Quadditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle and the Bard. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is not a prequel or sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an “extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling said in an interview in 2013. Now is a good time for fans to read up on all things Harry Potter and the wizarding world itself.
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