One of the biggest reasons J. K. Rowling turned the fans of her Harry
Potter series into fanatics were—besides from the exceptional characters
and rich world building—the clues and hidden secrets that were sprinkled
through each book. These things had the fanatic fans searching the stories
and analyzing every little detail to try and figure out what they meant.
This kind of engaged audience is what all writers want, right?
In this blog post series, I’ll show you Rowling’s different techniques of
dropping clues and hiding secrets.
In this blog post we’ll focus on the fifth and final technique: Discredit