26 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – Ring Structure

I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, and it’s finally here: an analysis of one of my top novels of all time … In this episode, I dive super deep into the circular structure of Rowling’s masterpiece. Be warned: you won’t look at Harry Potter the same way after hearing this dissection … Enjoy!

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Shownotes:

Harry Potter as Ring Composition and Ring Cycle By John Grangerhttp://www.lulu.com/au/en/shop/john-granger/harry-potter-as-ring-composition-and-ring-cycle/paperback/product-13042044.html

Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme (Piano Version) Piano Version by Patrik Pietschmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTPXwbDtIpA

John Williams – Buckbeak’s Flight (Extended) | London Symphony Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLiXPbjaZrA

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11 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling – Narrative Misdirection

This is one of my favourite books, and in today’s episode I dive deep into how you can use the 2+2 rule to misdirect readers. If you want to learn more about how Rowling writes plot twists, this is the episode for you!

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Shownotes:

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Episode 3 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling – Creating Suspense Using Question Arcs

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