Emmy Chahal for CBC, Canada. - I was just wondering what the most valuable piece of advise you would give to an aspiring writer?
JK Rowling: Read as much as you can, I think that there is nothing as important, because that will really show you what makes good writing in your opinion, obviously it's very subjective. You will probably go through a phrase when you imitate your favourite writers and I think that is necessary and a good learning process.
After that, you just have to accept it takes a phenomenal amount of perseverence and the people who deserve to make it ... you probably will not like 90 per cent of what you write, one day you write a single page you like and build on that.
Hi, I'm a young writer here.
Those are J.K. Rowling's own words, everyone. For me, it may be a bit dificult to follow them, as excited as I was to find out that my absolute favorite writer of all time gave me adivce.
1) Read as much as you can. Check.
2) Go through a phase imitating your favorite writers. If fanfiction counts, then, infinite checks.
3) Perservere...... well, I don't think I'd live if I tried not to write. =)
4) You won't like 90% of your writing, so write a page you like and go from there. Haha, so true. That's why reviews matter! ;) They give you self confidence.
I really love the Harry Potter seiries, but I love Mugglenet's Fanfiction even more.
I have way too many favorite characters, but I especially love Lily Evans and Lily Potter. (And Neville, who goes without saying).
The only ships I don't support is Hermione/Draco, or Ginny/Draco. I personally think Draco would be better off living alone and childless. I know that sounds.... a bit.... mean, but Draco, I think, is generally a bad person, despite his reasons for acting bad.
About Snape: I recently went to Potted Potter a parody by Dan and Jeff, and they asked the crowd if Snape was good or bad. I embarrased myself by shouting 'Bad'.
However, I wholeheartedly agree that Snape was a very mean person. He was terrible to Harry, and pretty much everyone else, no matter how torn up inside he was. Snape's personally one of my favorite characters (if you didn't guess from 'Almost') and I have nothing against him. I just don't think he's 'good'.
I hope you like my stories.
Wow. Haven't been on here in a long time. ;) If anyone's interested in what I've been up to these days, I suggest you look up the author
Astrid Goes For A Spin
on Fanfiction.net. Don't worry, I haven't done any Harry Potter on there, unless you count my true work of art, my crossover. Now, no more spoilers!
Read on, and please, review!
Also, about reveiws - some of them I've forgotten to thank the reveiwer, but I really love getting reveiws, so to anyone I've forgotten, thanks for reveiwing!
I definetley did like it, (very much) but I thought Tonks was one of the lovers?? Confusing, but I think I get it....=) If I tried to write a line like that, it would probably go on forever and get super confusing.
Author's Response: Oh, I worded that horribly. Tonks was one of the lovers, I was talking about her and Lupin. I just meant that she kind of came to mind too, but I mostly meant Colin. Whoops!
It was very well written, I liked the whole thing about Ron hating the locket. I don't think that Harry and Hermione would go off on their own, though, and even though Ron isn't wearing the locket, it does seem like they like each other. (Harry and Hermione). It's not exactly canon, so was that the point? Or was Ron going insane or something?
Thanks for reading and for the questions. I love questions. It means that I've left some room for interpretation. Anyway....on to the answers.
This story was an experiment in establishing the authority of the narrator. Do you trust everything Ron is communicating just because he's the one telling the story? Is it possible that, maybe, his perceptions are a bit skewed? Perhaps he is erroneously filling in blank after blank in his own head, making nothings into somethings? Maybe. Maybe not.
You, as the reader, can decide that for yourself. I was just telling a story from one point of view. If I made you question what you know from canon (Harry's POV), I'm glad. That's what I was attempting.
Again, thank you for reading!
Go cry over all the starving children in Africa if you want to. But not me. There’s no meaning for it. My existence is one that even, I, myself, can hardly understand.
Number Three, nameless and lonely, will soon meet great withes and wizards, some of which are more important than others. Some of which she may grow to love dearly. But is love enough to mend a hopeless, broken heart?
Amazing, amazing as always. =) I'm so glad you got approved, I know how long you've been waiting! However, this is one of your best stories, and I'm SO happy for you! I can't wait for the rest, and I'll be happy to 'beta-read' for you. =) Can't wait for the rest.
Author's Response: You are much too kind. Thanks SO much! And I hope, no, KNOW that your stories will continue to be great. I try my best!
Amazing as always, I'm excited for the next chapter too! =) Can't wait. =)
Author's Response: I almost didn't respond. (Joking.) Haha, thanks. +)
What do you mean, 'you can't respond twice' ? I live in a free country (and so do you) and I can respond as many times as I deem fit! =)
Author's Response: I regret saying that, since now you've responded three times. Anyway...I hope to have the next chapter up soon.
Wow. I was hoping (sniff) you would get rid of 'jerk' but I guess it's too late for that now..... still, it was a great story and I loved reading it (=)
Author's Response: Hey! You can't respond twice! Just kidding. Thanks again.
Wow. Disturbing, but very, very good. =)
Author's Response: Thank you.
It has been said that we can only see angels when we are children. At some point we outgrow this ability, but what happens to our angels then? Are they still there watching over us or do they move on?
That was very sweet, but very strange. =) I enjoyed it very much.
Thank you for reading it. Most of my stories are a little different than what you usually see here, written more from a parents point of view. I have one up you might like like if you enjoy strange, The Pied Piper of the Black Florest.
The only response for a story like this is a smile. =)
Author's Response: Aw, thanks! I appreciate it.
Amazing! It was supubly well written, with a very good....er.....I'll have to say motto for lack of a better word. I really liked the whole poem.....it was extremely good, and I hope to see more ( much more) from you soon. =)
Author's Response: Thanks. I am thrilled at the reception this one has gotten. I have two others in progress. I tend to write in a "lyrical" style with a catch phrase or the like. I think that's what you meant by "motto". Glad you enjoyed :)
That was so, so, so good and funny and all around enjoyable, especially the end note. This name story is very sweet and I loved it very much. It is going on my favorites! =)
Author's Response: Oh, a favourite? Thanks heaps, Snowliliy! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Beautifully, wonderfully written, doubtlessly. There were a few things... like, would Snape really have gone to her wedding? He was a Death Eater at the time.... and that Snape was hating that he wasn't her first choice. I am a bit reluctant to think that Lily would have ever chosen him, as they were such good friends.... but very good story, I really loved it. =)
Author's Response: Thank you for the kind words, and the remarks as well. You've given me some things to think about as I continue!
So sweet! It made me smile =)
Very, very good, well written, my favorite part: 'Ron-Weasley-the-tornadoes-hater.'
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really appreciate the review and your feedback!
That was sweet and good, imaginative and well written, I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the part about Harry's death being imminent. I mean, he gets into all those dangerous situations! How can you blame her for thinking one will eventually kill him? J.K. Very good, though. I want more! =)
Author's Response: Thank you for the review.
There's something Lily's been waiting to hear since Harry said his first word.
Written in anticipation for Deathly Hallows, part two.
Nominated for the 2011 Best Dark/Angsty QSQ. Thank you, Maple!
So sad, but very sweet, very good idea, very well written - second person was a twist, unusual - but I loved it. =)
Author's Response: I've never written second person, so I've been interested as to what the reactions would be to this story. Thanks for commenting on that. And thanks for reading and reviewing!
That was good, how much she changed! It was a cute story, I really liked it, especially how she's telling him he should apologize!
Very canon, very smart idea, very well written. I loved it! =) I also recognised Elvendork from What's in a name? Made me laugh. Keep writing !
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, Elvendork is from the short prequel story that JK wrote! I'm SO sorry this took me so long to respond! I totally forgot I'd started uploading that story (sheepish grin) please forgive me? Anyway, Love, Hogwarts has been finished for a while and I'm uploading as fast as they will let me. I'm currently working hard on a full length prequel series from this universe. You can find more info on my blog, the link is on my profile. Let me know if you're interested! Anyway, thanks for reading, and look out for more :) Laurel
When I read this I totally forgot to review, so I will now - I absolutely loved it! Luna seemed much more normal here, and it was a twist! Rolf seemed much more sensitive and caring than I had imagined him, and made me think of him in a new light! PLEASE write more, please please! Thank you. =)
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed this. It was a bit of an experiment for me writing in first person, present tense. I wanted to give it some immediacy. Often, I think people make Luna too strange and go overboard. Glad I could make you think of Rolf in a new light.
Oh, that was impossibly sweet and cute and it made me want more. =) Please do write more.
Author's Response: I have many, many short stories at another site, but it will take me some time to post them here. A lot of them aren't appropriate for this site (no, not like that; no, not like that either). Most of what I write is dark and angsty, so this was a lot of fun to write. Glad you enjoyed it.