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JK Rowling, the "Harry Potter" author has gifted a young girl living in war-torn Syria with copies of her famous boy wizard books

Harry Potter Books. Pixabay

London, November 26, 2016: JK Rowling, the “Harry Potter” author has gifted a young girl living in war-torn Syria with copies of her famous boy wizard books.

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Seven-year-old Bana has been watching the films of “Harry Potter” in order to distract herself from the bombings and fighting in her hometown of Aleppo.

“After watching the film earlier this week, Bana’s mother Fatemah reached out to Rowling via Twitter, revealing her daughter and other local children were interested in reading the books the movies are based on,” reported CNN.

The author, Rowling was so moved by the message that she replied, saying, “Bana, I hope you do read the book, because I think you’d like it. Sending you lots and lots of love xxx.”

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The 51-year-old writer subsequently sent her electronic copies of all the books in the franchise.

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Bana’s mother shared her gratitude with the author on Twitter, and said, “Thank you my friend Jk Rowling for the books”, to which Rowling responded, “Thinking of you, keep safe #Aleppo.

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7 Things A Fictional Writer Should Never Do!

There are many examples of a fictional writer starting off his story on a very promising note and leaving the reader to feel cheated at the end

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Fiction writing has no specified code of conduct, it is an art where you follow your own approach. Pixabay

Based on interviews, with authors over the years, and conferences, it has been found that fiction writing can be challenging. There is no doubt that a reader’s attention span starts dwindling and being said that, an average reader takes less than a minute to abandon a book or piece of writing. There are many examples of a fictional writer starting off his story on a very promising note and leaving the reader to feel cheated at the end.

Whether you are writing a short story or something like a letter to a fictional character at, avoid these writing mistakes. Here are some points of consensus and observations:

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As a fictional writer, it is your job to keep your audience hooked to your script. Pixabay

1. Unhooked:

A well-written piece of fiction book serves to keep the reader interested and drawn towards the story with some point of tension, and some drama; all serve as hooks. Boredom! That’s what you need to avoid while writing a fiction, throw open a question and don’t answer it for a while. As a fictional writer, your job is to keep your audience hooked to your script.

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2. Don’t assume there is any single path or playbook a fiction writer needs to follow:

Simply you have to do what works best for you, try listening to the voices in your head and learn to train and trust them, because they will let you know if you are on the right path.

3. Cut!

You sure can write a 1000 page book, but should you? It is not about showing off being wordy or your English vocabulary which can be a surefire shot at rejection. Mostly it is about using the right words that your story needs. An unedited story is an agony for readers because they are reading until the end of your story just to know what happens in the end.

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Even if you like someone’s way of storytelling, do not copy it. Create your own way of storytelling and present your story in your own words. Pixabay

4. Don’t try to write like your idols:

Be yourself. If you try to pretend to write like anyone else, your readers will know. The one thing you’ve got that no one else does is your own voice, your own style, your own approach, so make each section of your story an acceptable experience for the readers.

5. Choose the adverb correctly:

Choosing the right adverb is very important because it brings about a sense of action while on the other hand, it may dilute the action.

6. Avoid putting all your eggs in one basket when it comes to pitching something:

As a fictional writer, ensure you don’t put all your creativity in one book always be working on your next book or idea while you’re querying. Make sure you send out your crispest version to literary agents and publishers.

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7. Don’t be a copycat:

There are many instances such as after the Harry Potter series many writers, all of a sudden, began writing stories with magic as a central premise and after the Twilight series, every other manuscript that landed on a publisher’s desk was about vampires. Yes, you can be inspired by some writers but never ever copy ideas and story plots of other authors.