22 Reasons To Worship JK Rowling

Potterheads rejoice!

1. She’s not afraid to start from the bottom.

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Read her full speech here.

2. She proved that all it takes is one good idea, and a lot ofdetermination.

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3. Which led her to become the first billionaire from writing books.

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4. But she fell off Forbes’ billionaires list thanks to all her charitable donations.

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5. She keeps on giving, still.

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Published in aid of Comic Relief in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through The Ages raised over £17 million. They have been republished since 2009, and every Bloomsbury copy sold generates a donation of £1.15 towards the charity.

6. She puts her heart and soul into writing.

The chapter plan for The Order of the Phoenix.

7. And she’s committed to the films, too.

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At the start of filming the Harry Potter series, Rowling took Alan Rickman to one side and explained Snape’s entire backstory – knowing the plot twist would help him inhabit the role.

8. Even after a series ends, she leaves her characters fleshed out.

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Like in this list of wrapped-up loose ends.

9. The Doctor loves her.

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10. She values self-worth over everything else.

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Writing in a post on Pottermore, she explained: “It’s about what girls want to be, what they’re told they should be, and how they feel about who they are.”

11. As does SpongeBob.

12. She built Hogwarts treehouses for her children.

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The Daily Mail reported that the towers were so big, they needed planning permission.

13. When asked which house she would be in, she replied:

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Find out more here.

14. She shares a birthday with Harry Potter: 31 July.

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15. She doesn’t take herself too seriously.

16. She’s not afraid to stand up for herself.

17. She knows that you can’t wish things better.

18. And she always takes care of her family.


Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, had an eating disorder as a young teen and found solace in Harry Potter. She wrote to JK Rowling. “I told her how I looked up to her. She wrote back and was like a counsellor. She told me anorexia is destructive, not creative, and the brave thing was not to succumb to it.”

Lynch explained, “I told her I’d love to be in the films and she encouraged that but said I’d need to be well to do so. In the end I think that’s why I recovered.”

19. She released a novel under a secret pseudonym, and nobody found out for three months.

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20. Although when promoting The Casual Vacancy, she mentioned this.

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Knowing that the manuscript for The Cuckoo Calling would be published in six months.

21. She’s dedicated to her readers.


(This is the dedication in the Deathly Hallows)

22. And knows that above all, the door of Hogwarts is always open.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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