Reviewer: kiwifan
Date: 11/21/06 16:12
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

I'm really enjoying your series. You have constructed a well thought out, and believable world and excellent logical character development. Can't wait to see how it ends.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, now that I'm nearly finished writing the final chapter, I'm hoping you don't have too long of a wait ahead of you.

Reviewer: gryffindorgirl9388
Date: 11/18/06 22:07
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

dammit i was hoping that i could read the whole story. your story's are amazing. and you are a very good writer.

Author's Response: Thank you ever so much. I'll tell you this much, publishing in this way I think has let me grow as a writer. Whenever I've tried to take on original projects in the past, I've had a hard time keeping an audience in mind, but with this whole chapter by chapter thing, it's like I'm learning how to keep people reading from one chapter to the next, which I'm hoping will translate to my original works whenever I start doing some. Thank you so much.

Reviewer: Grace Gryffindor
Date: 11/18/06 18:47
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

AHHHHHH omgsh. I know i haven't ever reviewed before and for that i am sorry. but i have good reason. i just recently discovered your story and for the past week have been catching up haha. it is amaaaaaazing i love it and now that im at the end you really need to update. please oh please. way to use a cliffhanger. now im just shaking in my seat. brilliant.



Author's Response: Okay, no problem, and no need for an apology. Trust me, I owe my readers more of an apology, for one, getting so far behind on my review responses, and for another, lulling you guys into thinking I'm going to update on a regular basis, and then making you wait so long for an update. Anyway, thank you ever so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and I can't wait until you've gotten a chance to read to the end of the story.

Reviewer: lucky girl
Date: 11/18/06 16:18
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

OOOOOOOOOOOOO i love that ending it was perfect it makes me want to keep reading.....please keep wrighting you have a natural talent at writing!!!!!!!!!!!
~Lucky Girl~

Author's Response: Thank you so much. Actually, in my opinion, that cliffie was nothing compared to the cliffie I had originally written for it, but ah well, what are you going to do with word limits?

Reviewer: Silver Whisper
Date: 11/17/06 16:56
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

Haha...oh dear oh dear...

I seem to have another problem, now my whole story dosnt even exist! I went into my manage stories and it said no stories found, i assumed it must have been rejected, but i checked my email and there was nothing there! Grr...im getting abit scared now! I didnt think that there was that much wrong with my story as i had it checked by a teacher friend of mine and a few of my friends went over it, and they thought it was really good! The only thing that i can think of is that it was rejected maybe because it was too similar to another story on here without me knowing (I mean, i cant read all 5000 stories! So i have no idea whats already been written!! I feel so...sad...*sigh*

Anyway, thanks for all your help, muchly appreciated, seriously, you have no idea what it means to me, i thought i would be all on my own in trying to figure this out and noone would be bothered helping me!

Love Sarah

Author's Response: Okay, I'm so terribly sorry I haven't answered this until now, and I only hope that you are still checking for a response. Here's the deal. Yes, I'm sorry, but your story was rejected, and unfortunately, it was rejected in the worst way, sans rejection letter, which means that you have no idea what was wrong with it. I must suggest that you get a beta from the beta boards, and I know you probably have heard this time and again, but it's important. When I used to beta read, I've had countless authors coming to me saying what you said, "My teacher/husband/friend looked over it, and said it was great but they still rejected me." There are lots of reasons for this. For one, people you know in real life may not necessarily be critical enough of you. For another, they may not have as firm a grasp on Harry Potter canon to catch mistakes that go against the books. Finally, there is a formatting issue that must be taken into consideration. Certain grammar rules for fanfic are a little bent or twisted, and all kinds of other things are to be considered, and that's why I'm suggesting you get an official site beta. They're going to catch the things that your friends and family are not going to. So that's my advice, and I wish you luck in getting your story published.

Reviewer: AurorGirl101
Date: 11/15/06 15:12
Chapter: Chapter 6: The Colin Plan

great chapter....I'm almost speechless...I want them to be together so badly. also, this was formmated funny

Author's Response: I think I know what you mean about the formatting, and for that I apologize. Unfortunately, there's not much I can do. Everytime I go to edit one of my stories, it for some reason throws in extraneous paragraph breaks that really irritate me, which means that I'm just going to have to bite the bullet one day and fix everything in one go... That or just ignore it all. Thank you so much for the review.

Reviewer: AurorGirl101
Date: 11/15/06 15:04
Chapter: Chapter 5: Trouble

Why? Why?! Why all the cliffies?! I hate them. Luckily, I can move on teh the next chappie!!!!!!

Author's Response: Simple, I want you to keep reading. hehehe... Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: AurorGirl101
Date: 11/15/06 14:54
Chapter: Chapter 4: Rathius

She.Is.Stupid. Great chappie! I really like how you are building up Rathiusí character, he seems like he will have a big part in the story.

Author's Response: Oh he will indeed, much bigger than I originally intended, and I think a lot of that stems from the feedback I've gotten from all you folks (and his nomination for a QQ award didn't hurt much either). But in the end, I think the biggest thing was that he just seemed to fit into the story a lot more than I thought he would have, which may have something to do with the fact that the story turned out to be much darker than I originally intended. Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: AurorGirl101
Date: 11/15/06 14:40
Chapter: Chapter 3: Lessons

I wish I a teach so cool as Harry!! great chapter, I love how Ginny was imitating Harry

Author's Response: Yeah, I remember this, back in the day when I was still trying to make this a funny story. Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: TheMadMugggle
Date: 11/15/06 8:21
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

I love your work in general. Reading it caused me to take up my pen (or word processor in this case) again. As much as I love your writing, I must say that this chapter surpassed anything you have written to date on this site. Without a doubt, the best work you have done. As much as it pains me to say this, I'll be okay with you taking your time if this is the result. The fight with Ratbone and the Quidditch match were spectacular.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I think it's interesting, as I've got lots of reviews saying that "this was the best chapter you've written EVAR!!!" and I notice that they're all a little different, you know? Which I think is more a function of the reader's taste. Still, I'm so glad you think this is the best chapter simply because I kind of changed my approach when I wrote it, as I think I mentioned in the a/n. I felt myself slipping from certain things, so in a way this chapter was me trying to get back to them. Anyway, I'm glad you loved the action, I don't know how much Quidditch I have left in my future of fanfic writing, but you can bet your bum that you have not seen even close to the last fight scene from me. Thanks a bunch.

Reviewer: hpgirl_91
Date: 11/14/06 22:03
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

yikes. Really good chapter, I especially liked the quidditch. That was one of the best quidditch scenes I have read. i could see the match in my head. Great job, I can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed the Quidditch, I had fun writing it, but I can also see why JKR wasn't all that amped to write any quidditch in book seven. Anyway, I'm sorry for the long wait on chapter eleven, but it's finally in queue.

Reviewer: AurorGirl101
Date: 11/14/06 13:24
Chapter: Chapter 2: Surprises

Interesting, very interesting. It was alot of info to process, but I still enjoyed it. Very nice~

Author's Response: Heheh, Yeah, this was the real beginning of the story, where I kind of set the stage. Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: AurorGirl101
Date: 11/14/06 13:15
Chapter: Chapter 1: Stupid

WHO? WHO? WHO? *sounds like an owl* That was a great opening!! I really loved how you took time to look back on the past few weeks. The ''working in the garden with his shirt off" was funny!

Author's Response: Yeah, there was a bit I had to edit out, I think it was a really dirty joke that I kind of snuck in there, but my beta, whose british, had no clue what I was talking about, so I think it would have ended up being a big miss... Anyway, thanks for the review.

Author's Response: Yeah, there was a bit I had to edit out, I think it was a really dirty joke that I kind of snuck in there, but my beta, whose british, had no clue what I was talking about, so I think it would have ended up being a big miss... Anyway, thanks for the review.

Author's Response: Yeah, there was a bit I had to edit out, I think it was a really dirty joke that I kind of snuck in there, but my beta, whose british, had no clue what I was talking about, so I think it would have ended up being a big miss... Anyway, thanks for the review.

Reviewer: Silver Whisper
Date: 11/13/06 5:13
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

Um..also..another question...ahem..sorry...

Anyway, i submitted about four chapters of my story so far (the first chapter still hasnt been validated!) but when i went into my 'manage story' on my account page, i found that all the chapters (apart from chapter 1) had dissappeared! Does this mean they were rejected? I mean, chapter 1's still there, or do you have to wait until chapter 1 is valicated before you can add chapter 2 and so on and so forth...

Hmm...thanks again for taking the time to read....

Sorry if i bothered u! i really am!
Love Sarah



Author's Response: Okay, no problem, I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you, crazy weekend. Here's a quick run down. For one, chapters could take up to a week to get validated, if it takes longer, you should try and find the moderator who moderates the category you submitted to, and email them. Secondly, normally when a chapter has beenr rejected, and email is sent out with a brief explanation why. If the chapter just needs a mino nip/tuck, then the mods are pretty good at saying what. If it needs a lot of work, the mods won't typically tell you everything that's wrong, but will suggest you get a beta. Sometimes, though, chapters are rejected but the email isn't sent out. The result is that your chapter just disappears. Such as in this case. ONly there's a reason why your chapters disappeared, it's not necessarily because they are not good chapters, but more because you're only allowed to submit a chapter at a time. I hope this answers your questions, and thanks for everything.

Reviewer: Silver Whisper
Date: 11/13/06 5:11
Chapter: Chapter 1: Stupid

Um..also..another question...ahem..sorry...

Anyway, i submitted about four chapters of my story so far (the first chapter still hasnt been validated!) but when i went into my 'manage story' on my account page, i found that all the chapters (apart from chapter 1) had dissappeared! Does this mean they were rejected? I mean, chapter 1's still there, or do you have to wait until chapter 1 is valicated before you can add chapter 2 and so on and so forth...

Hmm...thanks again for taking the time to read....

Sorry if i bothered u! i really am!
Love Sarah

Reviewer: Suhaibk93
Date: 11/12/06 13:05
Chapter: Chapter 7: Respite

I love this chaper! Thank you for giving me hours of reading time!

Author's Response: No, thank you for enjoying my stories, and leaving reviews.

Reviewer: Suhaibk93
Date: 11/12/06 11:01
Chapter: Chapter 5: Trouble

I haven't reviewed in a while and I'm not changing my thoughts. HOW do you write like this? Trust this advice, you should really take writing into a profession.

Author's Response: Honestly, I don't know how I write like this, I just do. I mean, some of it is schooling, and some of it is having what I have in my head, and just letting it flow on down to my fingers. As for your advice, you're not the first person or the last to suggest that, and believe me, I think after Epilogues is finished, I think I will actually see about writing some original works and having them published. Thank you.

Reviewer: Silver Whisper
Date: 11/12/06 2:59
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

Hi, sorry to bother you again Grimmrook! its just that i have a question that desperatly needs answering! I have written the first 4 chapters of my story, and i submitted the first about 4 days ago. When i go into the manage stories section of my account, it says that my stories (or chapters, whatever) still havnt been validated. How will i know when they become validated? or how will i know if they were rejected? Im sorry to waste review space for this, but i cant seem to get the "forums" page to work on my computer, and i swear i have read through all the suubmission rules to make sure its acceptable, i just dont know how long it takes to be validated! And im starting to get concerned! I asked you because your Stories are my absolute FAVOURITE on this site, and you seem nice and cluey about what happens on this site, so i was sure you werent going to have a go at me and point out my obvious stupidity! Anyway, thankyou for taking the time to read this, annd, hopefully, answer it!
Love Sarah

Author's Response: Hi, this was ages ago, I just wanted to say thanks for your kind words, and I hope that I've helped in some small measure.

Reviewer: SupremeMugwump
Date: 11/11/06 17:04
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

Naughty Harry! What was it that Rathius turned into? A demon? Well done, Grimmrook, I can't wait til the next update!


Author's Response: Rathius didn't really turn into anything, remember, it was the Fear spell. same old rathius, just really mean looking. Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: itsnachocheese
Date: 11/11/06 15:11
Chapter: Chapter 10: Tests

ooooohhhhhhhhh! oh! OH, that's RICH!!!!
This is funny.....funny stuff!!!

Author's Response: Er... um... I never intended chapter ten to be funny... Thanks anyway.

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