Hey all fellow authors, readers, Harry Potter fanatics :P,
My name is Rachel and I'm sixteen in May. I'm quiet, kind of shy, a daydreamer and artsy/creative I guess. I like Art - drawing and painting. Most of my stuff is just doodles and sketches which I just sort of keep in a drawer, but I have sketchbooks too. I like writing, i like reading. I like exploring, I like walking in the countryside and feeding the ducks. If I could go back in time, I'd meet Beatrix Potter for a day and we'd go up a hill and paint and write stories about the animals there; I'd meet Shirley Hughes and ask her to teach me how she draws and writes, and I'd go back to Jane Austen's life and find out who Elizabeth Bennet was and whether Mr Darcy exists for every eligible bachelorette!
I like singing, dancing and acting too, but usually only in my room since my dancing is umm...interesting! I hate Maths and science. I wanna kill algebra one day. I love kids and their imaginations. I love looking after them and I like inventing stories and games for them.
I'm doing English language and literature for the the next year (and hopefully after). Writing is a skill that has to be practised to become anything, so I figured, writing stories is pretty much a way to keep me motivated!. I love harry potter and JK Rowling is pure genius. She's my favourite author, hands down. I don't care about all those people who make digs at her by saying she only writes basic literature for kids...so? Just look at this site, dedicated to her :)
Since I was little I've always wanted to write professionally. Nowadays I'd still love to write a book, but realistically that's quite a big dream! Whether or not I publish a book, creative writing is a really useful skill to develop. So writing fanfiction is the way forward! It's far more fun and way less stressful than school will ever be - and no one judges you!
I like general fanfiction, but Harry Potter's all I've ever written. I almost started a Lost fanfic once since I'm really into that show and believe that Kate and Jack are made for one another! Lol. Anyway. At some point, I'll get my next fanfic up. I swear, exams and school are almost NOT worth the effort...but once they're over I am going to SIT DOWN with a HUGE cup of tea and write a fanfic :)
PS: Check out my awesome, wicked banner for "The New Surprise". All the credit goes to sayiansirius, who made it for me. Oh and HPobsession helped ;). Thanks guys!!
Here is the bit for all you lot reading "The New Surprise". Chapter 15 got deleted first time round, so that's why there was a wait. I had to completely re-write it, but I think the 2nd draft has improved a lot, so I'm glad really! Again, my apologies for making you wait!!
Anyway here are the quizzes I liked!
Which Pirates of the Caribbean character are you?
Which HP Kid Are You?
Which Harry Potter Marauder Are You?
What Color Sharpie Are You? (25 Different Colors) Updated Again!
aww..relly sorry about ur grandma dying..my grandpa died bfor i was born, so sometimes i wonder wat he was like....anyway, keep it up! still 10/10!
Author's Response: Awww. It's okay, I was really upset and tried to hide my feelings away from everyone, but it was a little obvious I was sad. (Just like Ron in the story, although a hot red-headed boy didn't come to try and cheer me up :( Oh well, it was a good fanfic idea, right?)
i know i review all the time but oh well...:)
Author's Response: I don't care. We can use my reviews to talk. I was doing that with my friend Matt's reviews.
aww...er very sweet, very sad... I loved it, u portrayed ron very well...I can't believ they ALL died!!!!! that made me sniff!! 10, lol!!
Oh by the way, if u want, chek out my fic (a ginny/harry ship) and plz review if ya do!!! i'll check out ur otha fic and review that....hope its as good as this!!! :)
Author's Response: Well, I made this fic about a year after I saw my grandmother die. (Yeah, I know you're all sorry.) And my school counslers thought it'd be a good way to express how I was feeling.
By the way if ya wana read my fic its called "the new surprise" (under the category harry/ginny. if ya have trouble findin it jst visit my profile and then "stories by rache". thats if ya wana read it, lol:) i would love it if yu did, ur a gr8 author!!!
Author's Response: Naw, I'm only a good fanfic author. I suck at school writing. My dad says it's because I really have a passion for this.
heehee lol...:) please write more fics!!!!
Author's Response: I have two ideas in mind...that I wrote out in math class...but they weren't confiscated, thank GOD! But I do have two great ideas (if I do say so myself, please excuse the lack of modesty) that should be out soon. I won't tell you anything about them now so I don't give away the story!
oh thank yuo!! i have a pretty fulll schedule this week 2 im goin xmas shoppen 2moz wiv a mate and then off laser questing n bowlin and dunno bout next week...i'll check out ur fic!
Author's Response: Lol, you have off from skool?
ahh tut tut..hehe i do it all the time!! i hate math...well hope its good wen it comes out! By the way, i have a fic comin out (a ron and hermione) and a harry/ginny one called the new surprise. could i advertise them 2 u? plz read and review it if u get the time!! :)
Author's Response: I promise I will read and review your story, but seeing as I have three birhtday party's this week, I might not be able to for a while. Look for my next fanfic, "A Lucky Break"! I just submitted it like 5 minutes ago!
WOOWW!! ReAALLLY GOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to be honest (can I?) i think i prefered this to ur otha fic (but since ur other fic was BRILL i think this one is off the sclae!! er..i mean scale...bloody hell my typing is crap! nice disclaimer! oh and u kno wat else is funny? I was scrolling thru the ron/hr ff section about 2 weeks ago and i came across this fic, and began 2 read the first few sentences and then my mum called me so i didnt finish it, but then i read ur other fic and cliked on this one (from ur profile) and thought *hang on...de ja vu!!!* it was so cool!! GREATNESS is this fic!!
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! I don't think your typing is crap, it takes me super long to do anything. Lol, yeah, that happens to me, too. My mum interrupts everything, even when I say I'm reading a good fanfic. Thanks again!
PS sorry the other review was so long i probably bored ur socks off with ma *deja vu* tale...:)
Author's Response: No, it didn't bore me. On the contrary, I usually do that to my friends, lol.
Cool!! Haha..Hugsy is so cool!! Friends is so cool!! This fic is so cool! It should be a 100000000000/10!!
Author's Response: Yay!!!! (u no how much i love exceeding limits!!!!) Go coolness!!!!
LOL!!!*tries to stop laughing in fear of waking the entire neighbourhood up* its so late at night that im trying not to laugh!! keep it up, its really hilarioius!!! Especialy liked Cat Lover!!
Author's Response: Lol, i hope you didnt get in 2 much trouble if you woke everyone up!! But come on, even they must agree that laughter is great!!! I'll try(to keep it up!)!!
Cool storyline!! I thought the idea of the chamore or whatever was really imaginative; where did you think of that? Anyway good chapter, you're going realy well with the plot, and good use of vocabulary, keep it up!! 10!
hum, what just happened? I really don't understand!!! But oh well, I'll read chapter 4 and maybe it will make sense. Great story so far though!!!!!
tHis is sooo great..not just sayin that...it was SOOO sad!!!!! write more fics!!!! 10/10 definately...
hi, before i state my opinion, i need to say, i saw your note at the beginning, you were discouraged at the lack of reviews people are giving? Well, don't be hard on yuorself, its not cause your a bad writer!! Everyone feels like that at some point, and i read your story, and i must say...it was fantastic. I think you got the moments just right, you flicked back in all the right places, and your use of vocabulary was really good, and descriptive. I haven't read chapter 2 yet, but i will. I'm not just saying this but 10/10!!!!
Author's Response: First of all... Thank you! You don't know how much every review helps me to keep on, and your words were very encouraging. I don't deserve such good reviewers like you all :) Secondly, even though they are few, the reviews have helped me to see that my effort is not in vain, and believe me, that really boosts my spirits. Thanks again for reviewing, and I hope you like the next chapter :)
Wow are you really only sixth grade? Is sixth grade, like 11 or what? well I'm not very old either so i can't talk, but I am quite impressed by your writin skills. Do you have a beta, or do you do it all yourself? I must say this story so far is very impressive especially for your age and it's very cute and lighthearted! There are a few things I want to point out (i hope I'm not too harsh, just tell me if i am^^) there are a few punctuation mistakes, eg, you put "said" with a capital "S" and some other things, like not enough commas, but it's very good otherwise, you make the conversation flow nicely (good job, for most authors this can be hard!) and the "lol" was a little OOC for Harry to think. I think it's really good so far and as another reviewer said, you do get better as you go along. My punctuation was really bad in the first chapter of my harry/ginny fic, but then i found i improved later on. I've added it to favourites and I hope I'm not being too critical (i'm sorry if i am!!). Update soon!^_^
Author's Response: yes im really in sixth grade...yes 11. i do all of this by myself...not alot of help except when i need some ideas from my big sister. i'm going to go edit my chapter right now and find some puntuation mistakes if i can...yes the lol was a little OOC. you arnt being too critical at all and im glad to get opinions, i need them to get better....thank you so much for adding me to your favorites as i have added you to mine and i hope that you will update soon as i will do. thaks!!
kewl!! thank you for adding me to your favorites!! keep up this story its great!
Author's Response: will do! :-)
Aww thats soo cute!!!! I liked the end bit especially, when Harry was deciding how he was going to kiss Ginny, and finally he did, which was just oh-so sweet!!! Please write more!!!!!!
Author's Response: i just submitted the second chapter...hopefully it will be accepted!! im crossing my fingers, although i wasnt very satisfied with my second chapter, im hoping all of the readers will enjoy at least some of it! thanks for reviewing!!
Great start!!! Keep it up!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! Chapter three is on it's way, I hope I don't disappoint!
OOHH!!!! DONT - JUST - LEAVE - US - HANGING - THERE!!!!!! sorry i am capable of speech. I liked it! 10/10, except why oh why is there another cliffie??? Lol, i really liked how ron was so comforting and kind to hermione, i thought you made him seem way more mature than in some fics. Well done, and keep ritin, keep updatin, and i cant wait for your pre-quel!!!!!!
Author's Response: thank you i'm writing chappie three right after i type this