Writing Pros: How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

Open Culture featured an article discussing how J. K. Rowling plotted her Harry Potter stories using a hand-drawn spreadsheet (see image below). How do you plot your stories or novels?


Check out the original article at Open Culture .

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El Portal

Eastern New Mexico University’s literary magazine, El Portal, offers a venue for the work of writers, artists and photographers. ENMU students, national, and international writers are welcome to submit their original, previously unpublished short stories, plays, poetry and photography. No entry fees are charged. Cash prizes are awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category (only ENMU students qualify). El Portal is published each semester at Eastern thanks to Dr. Jack Williamson, a world-renowned science fiction writer and professor emeritus at ENMU who underwrote the publication. El Portal has been published since 1939.