A Writing Shack fit for a wizard

With the recent spate of interest in the Typosphere over writing shacks, I thought THIS would be of interest. J.K. Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter books in a corner coffee shop, but now that she has some folding scratch, she can afford better. She’s building this playhouse in her backyard (she says) for her children, but I’d lay bets that she’ll sneak a typewriter up there sometime when the kiddies get bored of it…

Updated: September 5, 2012 — 9:37 am


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  1. Pretty cool!

    It’s funny, this is the second time in 24 hours that I’ve heard of J.K.Rowling and her coffeeshop writing habits. Next summer I have a chance to spend time in the UK with my family, and my daughter is already very excited about visiting Edinburgh, where (I believe) the famed Rowling coffeehouse is located, and sitting in the Very Chair She Used.

  2. That’s a pretty nice hidey-hole. So, GB has Hogwarts, France has Beauxbatons, I figure USA has Miskatonic Institute of Technomancy.

    1. MU? Ahhhhhhhh, I remember my Junior class in Eldrich Horrors. I believe that Tillinghast taught that course.

  3. The building looks like something out of a storybook. It needs a flying broom.

  4. A fancy writing shack to be sure, but certainly well-earned. As a struggling writer and single parent in Edinburgh, Rowling couldn’t even afford a used manual typewriter, she had to write her Potter draft longhand!

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