Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story dramatizes the British author s (Poppy Montgomery, Without a Trace) struggle to bring the beloved wizard fantasy of Harry Potter to life as a single mother on welfare and become one of the world s wealthiest women, with more than 400 million copies of her visionary books sold across the globe resulting in a billion-dollar film franchise. The film is an inspiring look at a woman s rise to become one of the most influential writers ever from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the devastating loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon in her early twenties. The rags-to-riches tale also follows Rowling s tumultuous first marriage, becoming a mother, her divorce, and the dark days of living on government assistance while publisher after publisher passed on her first novel...before it became an international best-seller and solidified Rowling s rightful place in literary and cultural history.
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Knowing you want to be something as J wanted to be from the time she was little, but not knowing is what WE all go through. Whether you're a writer, singer, artist or engineering. Our gifts are given to us when we're small, but as adults it is up to us to remember and find ourselves all the while dealing with the lemons life throws our way.
Now in J's case not only did she make lemons with what was given to her (leaving her husband, going on aid and still trying to get a "decent") she put a little umph in it by still going after her dreams and not giving up.
Most of all, I love that she stayed humble. She stayed with the one thing she always wanted to do... write.
That is awesome and this movie was a great showcase of her life, struggles and a lesson to all of us. Don't give up. Use your gift and share it with the world.