Posts tagged Harry Potter

Thoughts & Sayings (December 201...

Here are some thoughts and sayings I posted on Twitter and/or Facebook in November. To my knowledge, I made these up (for better or for worse). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the write! Encouraging Words 1. The same inputs can yield different results if you simply force them. 2. A fish needs a bicycle to get from one place to another faster than [...]

Elements of a Book Phenomenon (Part T...

In part one of a two-part series examining what transforms a book series into a cultural phenomenon, I identified three such series: Harry Potter, Twilight, and with its March 23, 2012, debut as a major motion picture, The Hunger Games. Each one contains common story elements that transformed them into literary sensations. If you aspire to wr [...]

Elements of a Book Phenomenon (Part O...

Elements of a Book Phenomenon (Part One)
I recently read Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The trilogy is the latest book sensation to follow on the heels of two other blockbuster series, The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I read all three series in order to understand why they became runaway hit [...]