Harry Potter was just not a book that we loved, we associated with it too. Harry, Ron and Hermione were are own personal friends. We grew up with the memories and the stories that were spread to the lips and engraved in our minds. The so very acknowledgement that we are a Muggle, when we didn’t receive our own personal Hogwarts letter was devastating enough. And so now we have made our peace with the story that Harry Potter is just a “book to remember, cherish and keep in the chamber of our hearts always”.
Well, whenever asked why Harry Potter was so much loved and embraced, the general opinion of the devoted readers was “the story is good” or “JK Rowling is endowed with the art of storytelling”. The main focus of the storyline was to bring upon the facts from the future or the past and then to collaborate it in such a way, that it looked perfectly natural. Well, guess what, J K Rowling didn’t just do it like that. She had a spreadsheet of when to and what to disclose at the perfect points of time. When you are writing a novel with zillion of characters, plots and subplots you need to keep a track using a tool and our beloved author did the old school way, using the piece of paper.
She divided this spreadsheet in the columns by story timeline, chapters, main plots and subplots. The organization was done on the basis of months, where a clear distinction was made between main plot, primary subplots and other five subplots. All the markings on her sheet of paper are a bit sketchy with the exception of a few which are not mentioned in the book.