Happy Birthday: J.K. Rowling

jkrowling.jpgJ.K. Rowling

Born: July 31, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, UK

Married to: Neil Murray (26 December 2001 – present) (2 children)
Jorge Arantes (16 October 1992 – 30 November 1993) (divorced) (1 child)

When the first “Harry Potter” novel was published, the publisher asked her to use initials rather than her first name, because boys would be biased against a book written by a woman. Since she only had one given name, they then asked her to make up another initial; she took “K.” from her favorite grandmother, Kathleen.

QUOTES:

[Asked by an interviewer about the next “Harry Potter” book]: Well, it will be a papery object with pages inside.

[Discussing her daughter, Jessica]: Kids at her school will sidle up to me and say, “Does Jessica know what happens in book 4? Does Jessica know the title of book 4?” And I keep saying, “No! There is no point kidnapping her, taking her around back of the bike shed, and torturing her for information.”

Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most.

I had an American journalist say to me, “Is it true you wrote the whole of the first novel on napkins?” I was tempted to say, “On teabags, I used to save them.”

I gave my hero a talent I’d love to have. Who wouldn’t want to fly?

July 2016 – Read the best of NEW Feature Film Pitches

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Submit your Feature Screenplay to the Festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Read NEW Feature Movie Logline Pitches: 

7TH TIME LUCKY IN LOVE, by Mary Huczman
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/7th_time_lucky_in_love_by_mary_huczman.html

WILD RUSSIAN MOTHER, by Zack Richardson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wild_russian_mother_by_zack_richardson.html

AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING, by Allen Cody
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/american_indian_uprising_by_allen_cody.html

LEAP OF LOVE, by Deborah McCormick
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/leap_of_love_by_deborah_mccormick.html

THE COMBINATION INC., by Oz Greek
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_combination_inc_by_oz_greek.html

SURVIVING PARADISE, by Susan Willoch Shaver
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/surviving_paradise_by_susan_willoch_shaver.html

SUNKEN BONES, by Eric Monteiro
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sunken_bones_by_eric_monteiro.html

SAVING JOEY, by Simon Wilkinson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/saving_joey_by_simon_wilkinson.html

SHIPWRECK ON SHADOWWORLD, by David Beshears
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shipwreck_on_shadowworld_by_david_beshears.html

BROOKDALE HAUNTINGS, by Rebecca Paniagua
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/brookdale_hauntings_by_rebecca_paniagua.html

FAIR DEALING, by Pinakee Sher
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fair_dealing_by_pinakee_sher.html

OMINOUS, by Kyle Stuck
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ominous_by_kyle_stuck.html

THE FABRIC OF TIME, by Jared Hall
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fabric_of_time_by_jared_hall.html

THIS IS LIFE: A DEVINE COMEDY, by Gauge Thoeny
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/this_is_life_a_devine_comedy_by_gauge_thoeny.html

TURN THE TABLES, by Hersel Medlin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/turn_the_tables_by_hershel_medlin.html

IN SOME WAY, by Sean Christian
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_some_way_by_sean_christian.html

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, by Michael Cala
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dancing_with_the_devil_by_michael_cala.html

ADAM EVE AND TYRONE, by Howard Johnson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/adam_eve_and_tyrone_by_howard_johnson.html

THE MCGILLIS FAMILY REUNION, by James Hickey

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July 2016 – Read the best of NEW TV Show Pitches

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Submit your TV PILOT Screenplay to the Festival today:http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Read NEW TV PILOT Logline Pitches: 

OPENING ACT, by Tshenolo Tumane
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/opening_act_by_tshenolo_tumane.html

STOLEN WATERS, by GK Parker
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stolen_waters_by_gk_parker.html

THE AIRPORT, by Tereia Derbala
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_airport_by_terezia_derbala.html

THE SISTAHOOD, by Robert E. Dillon
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_sistahood_by_robert_e_dillon.html

KIDS WORLD, by Stacy Solomon
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/kids_world_by_stacy_solomon.html

REVERB, by Patrick Battle
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/reverb_by_patrick_battle.html

FOUNDING FATHERS, by Barbara Miller
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/founding_fathers_by_barbara_miller.html

A NEW YORK FAMILY, by Donell Jones
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_new_york_family_by_donell_jones.html

OLD VAGINA, by Lora-Ellen McKinney
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/old_vaginas_by_lora-ellen_mckinney.html

DROP-IN, by Nicole Hancock
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/drop-in_by_nicole_hancock.html

THE CREATORS, by Jason Anderson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_creators_by_jason_anderson.html

AT THE END OF THE WORLD, by Chris Ramos
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/at_the_end_of_the_world_by_chris_ramos.html

TATTOO, by David Wise
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tattoo_by_david_wise.html

THE GALLERY, by Ami Brown
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_gallery_by_ami_brown.html

MY MOTHER’S SONS, by Simon Coen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_mothers_sons_by_simon_coen.html

CHAINED, by Katie Burke
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/chained_by_katie_burke.html

A CUNNING EXCHANGE, by Dartanyan Adkins
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_cunning_exchange_by_dartanyan_adkins.html

PRISONER OF WAR, by Jack Tighear
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/prisoner_of_war_by_jack_tighearnane_windter.html

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Deadline Today: Television Screenplay Festival

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Submit your TV PILOT Screenplay to the Festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

For anyone writing, I cannot recommend a better competition to enter than WILDsound. Since rewriting my script based on their constructive criticism I have placed in a handful of semifinals and finals that I don’t believe I would have reached without their feedback and continued support.
– Kim Godfrey, Eraser, TV Pilot

FULL FEEDBACK on your TV Scripts from our committee of Professional TV Writers, TV Production Heads and TV Script Consultants. Get your TV script performed by professional actors at the festival.SUBMIT your SCREENPLAY TODAY! To be eligible for the TV Screenplay Festival eventsSubmissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation

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Deadline Today: Feature Screenplay Festival

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Submit your Feature Screenplay to the Festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

I have to really thank the actors for my reading, nothing short of terrific as they were, nothing short of incredibly smart, attractive, and perceptive as they were. They brought the script to life better.
– Fredric Maffai, Feature Screenplay “Moths to Flame”

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SUBMIT your FEATURE or SHORT SCREENPLAY.

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WILDsound Screenplay Festival Review – Read testimonials from past submissions.

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– 0ffers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their scripts read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS and showcased online for 1000s to see.

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Deadline Today: 1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Submit your Novel to the Festival Today: http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Your critique of my novel? I am ever grateful for it. The invaluable examination is the most in-depth and inspiring that I have ever received. Thank you, endlessly. It is TRULY an inspiration for me to recreate.
– Amanda Grieme, Full Novel (Dear Prudence)

FULL FEEDBACK on either the 1st chapter or entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist on your right)

SUBMIT your novel now (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)To be eligible for our Writing Festival Events

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