Choosing the best writer ever is an extremely challenging task as it is difficult to decide on what it means to be ‘the best writer ever’. Is it simply a person who writes best and whose texts are of the highest quality?
At first, it may seem so. However, not only is writing itself difficult to assess objectively but it is also not enough. Being the best writer includes many aspects apart from the quality of writing. First, a number of readers certainly matters as the more readers an author has, the more people he or she may reach with the message they want to convey.
Moreover, it is important that the best author has been widely appreciated by critics as well as fans. Finally, possibly the most important aspect is that the best author is also a great person and may be considered a role model for others. In my opinion, such a writer is J.K. Rowling.
First of all, her writing is amazing. A very well-known fact is that she is the creator of the Harry Potter series, which has turned out to be a tremendous success as it has become a worldwide phenomenon with millions of readers. Such popularity and recognition from both readers and critics prove that all seven books are well-written and the story itself is marvellous.
What is impressive is also the fact that despite being considered a fantasy novel for teenagers, it actually appeals to younger as well as significantly older readers. Through her storytelling in the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling manages not only to entertain her readers but also to teach them and convey many values, such as friendship, courage, loyalty or love to name just a few.
While being moving, engaging and simply beautiful, the story also deals with difficult matters, such as death or betrayal. J.K. Rowling has created a phenomenon that will stay in the hearts of many readers forever. However, it is important to point out that J.K. Rowling is not only the author of Harry Potter books. Apart from them, she also writes other stories for children as well as books for adults, among which is a series of crime novels.
All of them are very successful, the proof of which is the fact that they are sold in huge numbers of copies and translated into a myriad of languages. Also, some of them were turned into a TV series. What it shows is that apart from being an author of one of the best and most successful series of books ever, J.K. Rowling is also simply a talented and versatile author who is able to work and succeed in many different genres targeted at various audiences.
Secondly, apart from being an exquisite writer, J.K. Rowling is also a strong woman as she managed to fight and succeed in spite of having suffered a lot in her life. Not only did she lose her mother when she was still a young woman but she also got a divorce after a disastrous marriage.
The Harry Potter series had also been rejected a number of times before it became a hit. All those experiences make her current success even more impressive. Moreover, the very fact that she has become a writer is meaningful as she is known to have wanted to become an author since the time she was a little girl. Such pursuit of one’s dreams, her being persistent after having been rejected, may be inspiring for many of her fans.
Furthermore, she has also become a businesswoman to a certain extent. Not only is she a billionaire but she has also received a number of awards not only for her writing skills themselves. Apart from writing the books, she participated in a filming process by cooperating with creators of the movies. Also, recently she has written her first screenplay. Everything she has experienced in her life makes her seem more natural and real as these are the difficulties most people all over the world may also face.
The fact that in spite of being challenged so much she has never given up and managed to both make a dream come true and succeed so well is only admirable and inspiring. The story of her life may give strength to those who feel overwhelmed by their everyday obstacles, which certainly proves that as a writer she does more than simply write.
Finally, the way J.K. Rowling uses and follows her success and fame are also worth mentioning. First and foremost, she actively supports many charities which mainly help to fight diseases. Apart from that, she has created her own charitable trust which is focused on helping women and children as well as young people. What she also uses her fame for is promoting reading.
While at first it may seem to be obvious and irrelevant, it is especially worth popularising reading books as people in today’s world are said to read less and less. Any initiatives aiming at changing this trend are valuable. Furthermore, another significant aspect of her activity is the way she continues to develop. Instead of resting on her laurels after Harry Potter’s success, she keeps writing and exploring new fields from new literary genres to new audiences and, as it was mentioned above, she continues to be successful.
Thus, even though J.K Rowling is not a perfect human being, as nobody is, and makes mistakes, she tends to make up for them by being a writer who takes advantage of her fame in order to support others and being a role model for some people. Such actions are certainly required from a person who is considered the best writer ever.
To sum up, all the arguments above prove that J.K Rowling may be considered the best writer. Not only has she already achieved a worldwide success but she also continues to develop and improve as a writer by exploring new kinds of literature. Moreover, she has gained millions of fans and recognition among them as well as critics.
Thanks to that, she may take advantage of her fame and use it to promote reading as well as support many charitable purposes. Finally, as she has experienced a lot in her life and made mistakes as all people do, she seems more down-to-earth and relatable for her fans. By being an average person who has not given up and therefore succeeded so brilliantly, she may inspire and encourage others not to give up as well. Such a writer does deserve to be called the best ever.