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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

JK Rowling Stole Famous Magician's Life Story!




If you haven't seen the David Copperfield video posted on GalleyCat, you're in for a treat. In a hilarious 2-minute video, the famous magician claims that the character of Harry Potter was based on his own autobiography.

They both battled evil sorcerers, they both have a best friend named Ron, and they both have lightning-shaped scars (though Mr. Copperfield won't show his...it's in a "personal" place). Coincidence? David Copperfield thinks not.

Click below for a few smiles.
David Copperfield Threatens Harry Potter




ALSO:

If you want to win a really cool Hunger Games poster, please head over to this post on Brittany's blog, Hills and Corkscrews. Brittany is the fabulous teen who organized the teen blogfest I mentioned a few weeks ago. She could really use more entries, so head on over there if you have a moment.

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If you don't follow the blog Cornell DeVille, there was a nice post on query letters yesterday. At the bottom of this post, a free editing opportunity was offered from his personal copywriting website. He'll critique any 250 words you send...eh-hem, perfect for getting feedback on a first page or query letter!!

I took him up on this, and he got back to me the same day with some awesome suggestions. And if you like his comments, you might keep him in mind for future editing assistance. *Note: the warning that says "Don't click THE LINK" because gremlins will take you away to a magical place, etc., is not meant to be intimidating. Click the link :)

21 comments:

  1. David Copperfield's magic tricks are truly mind-boggling. I followed Cornell DeVille. Blog looks great plus any help with writing is always a bonus.

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  2. What can we say. Everyone wants to be Harry.

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  3. How he didn't crack a smile is beyond my understanding. ;)

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  4. Oh, too funny. Thanks for the free editing info!

    -Vicki

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  5. I'll have to check out that video. Sounds great!

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  6. Ha, that video was great!
    "I met Alan Rickman once, and he was a jerk to me."

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I'm a total Potterhead so I need to check out that David Copperfield link. Need to give that editing site a look-see too. :)

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  8. Thanks for the mention about Cornell DeVille. I submitted the first 250 words of my WIP. Now off to view the video!

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  9. Oh, that movie poster has me once again debating whether this is a movie I can stomach or not. Loved the book. The thought of seeing it in "real life" - not so sure!!

    okay, off to check out David Copperfield video... end my day with a laugh!

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  10. You know, I always suspected there was some kind of link between Copperfield and Harry...it was the vanishing train that tipped me off :)

    I have an award for you on my blog!

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  11. Okay that's too funny. Award for you on my blog BTW:)

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  12. I can't wait to check out these links! You always come up with the best stuff!

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  13. You should absolutely read it!

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  14. LOL! Thanks for sharing the David Copperfield short. I hadn't seen it before. Hilarious!

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