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Hi! I am a 25 year old Aussie girl. I am addicted to Harry Potter (but then again, who isn't) and the Black Jewels Trilogy. I am an aspiring writer, and have started writing my own fiction, as well as having been writing fanfic for about 2 years, however up until recently I have not had the courage to publish. Through fanfic, I hope (like most authors) to improve my writing.
I will read almost any HP fanfic, but I have a particular fondness for epic length Harry centric stories, especially wrong BWL
A NOTE TO READERS/REVIEWERS
I know that occasionally we come across a story that we simply cannot stand, and feel the need to tell the author this, however it should be remembered that most (if not all) of the authors here are amateures, and are trying to improve. CONSTRUCTIVE criticism of their WORK is more often than not, welcomed. Criticising them as people, however, is not. We are, of course, only human. I myself have been in the position of hating a story, and wanting to tell off the author, several times. So I have come up with a simple set of rules which I hope will help;
1 WRITE THE REVIEW, BUT DO NOT SEND IT STRAIGHT AWAY
writing a review is a great way to let the author know what you think, however sending it straight away is not.
2 CHECK YOUR REVIEW FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE AUTHOR
read your review, and ask yourself 'if I were an author who got this review, how would I feel?'
3 MAKE SURE IT'S ABOUT THE WORK, NOT THE PERSON
it is all too easy to critique the person, so make sure your review focuses on the work.
4 TRY TO FIND SOMETHING ENCOURAGING/ NICE TO SAY
even if it just about the spacing of the paragraphs, or lack of spelling mistakes, try to make sure there is something encouraging/nice at the beginning and end of your review. Criticism is a lot easier to stomach if there is.
5 IF YOU CAN'T DO 4, DON'T REVIEW
now I know that a lot of people will feel this is a sin, but one overly bad review could put an author off af writing completely. In some cases, it is far kinder to say nothing at all.
IF YOU'RE UNSURE, ASK!
Authors are usually more than happy to answer any questions you may have about their work.
A NOTE TO THE AUTHORS
It is only natural that an author will feel quite strongly about their work, however your readers/reviewers are only human, and occasionally there will be those reviews that will leave you feeling quite put out. Here are some tips.
1 THEY PUT IN THE EFFORT
it is quite easy to get carried away by a negative review, however you should try to focus on the positives. At least they took the time to read and review, right?
2 CHECK FOR POSITIVES
did they say your spelling was awful? No? Then at least it wasn't bad enough to attract their wrath.
3 LOOK FOR AREAS TO IMPROVE
so they said your punctuation and spelling was bad? Proof read more carefully, or get a beta. Your relationship was unrealistic? Spend more time developing it next time. There are almost always hints on how to improve your writing within your reviews. Take the time to find them.
4 IF YOU'RE UNSURE, ASK!
Write a (nice) reply to their review, and ask them if they can think of areas in which you can improve, or ways in which you can fix the problems. Even if they don't reply, it was worth the effort.
(in case anyone is wondering, I abide by my own rules ;-)
The white man said, "Colored people are not allowed here." The black man turned around and stood up. He then said: "Listen sir...when I was born I was BLACK, When I grew up I was BLACK, When I'm sick I'm BLACK, When I go in the sun I'm BLACK, When I'm cold I'm BLACK, When I die I'll be BLACK. But you sir, When you're born you're PINK, When you grow up you're WHITE, When you're sick, you're GREEN, When you go in the sun you turn RED, When you're cold you turn BLUE, And when you die you turn PURPLE. And you have the nerve to call me colored?" The black man then sat back down and the white man walked away... POST THIS IF YOU ARE AGAINST RACISM.
For me, crazy is a loose term. Crazy is when you stare at a pencil and laugh when someone asks you what you are doing that is so interesting about the eraser. Crazy is when you have an hour-long sob fest, and then start singing and dancing when your favorite song comes on. Crazy is when you do or say a completely random thing, like "Do you ever wonder where the eraser bits go?" or having a thumb-war with yourself. Crazy is when you type up all your favorite sayings, print them off and tape them to your wall, just for something to do. Crazy is when you memorize the complete biographies and physical traits of every character in Twilight (or almost, at least). Crazy is when you write Emmett or Edward Cullen is hot on your homework instead of doing it. Crazy is downloading all of Twilight and New Moon off the books on C.D. from the library, and listening to them over and over again. Crazy is when you don't say a thing about yourself in your fanfiction bio but instead yell random things that make you laugh. Crazy is when you start getting antisocial because you want to read instead of hanging out with your friends. Crazy is when you laugh about how Edward Cullen thinks Bella is DEAD in New Moon, even though it's a very serious matter, and your sister hears you and asks why you're laughing so loud and you tell her and she just cries about it because she thinks it's sad. Crazy is when you head-bang to a slow song, or become obsessed with the song "Let it Die" by Three Days Grace because it reminds you of Edward Cullen for some odd reason. Crazy is naming your winter jacket Mr. Puffy and your best friend naming hers Mrs. Puffy and letting them marry for the winter. Crazy is when you are taking a math test and go over on ur scrap sheet of paper to work out the problem, and start drawing spirals until the teacher goes five minutes left! Crazy is having a major argument with your friend...and i mean major...its still going on and it has already been a year...about which one is better: pudding or jello. Then at the end of the winter, they both retire and divorce each other. Crazy is when u watch every single twilight trailer on you tube, hoping that each one will have a little bit more! crazy is making quiz's in your science lesson on the OC and then passing them 2 your friend to do it and then send u back one!POST THIS IF YOU ARE CRAZY AND PROUD OF IT.
Check this out...
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uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal
pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a
rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't
mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the
olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer
be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling
was ipmorantt! tahts so cool!
I... SO I MUST... (BOLD APPLIES)
I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.
SNAPE'S DAUGHTER: ( my first fanfic) Severus Snape has a daughter, raised as a muggleborn. All Death Eater's children belong to Lord Voldemort, so what happens when he finds out about her? How will her life as a seventh-year Slytherin be effected? And what does Hermione Granger have to do with it?
TO ALL MY READERS PLEASE NOTE - I know I have said previously that I had finally fixed my internet access problems, only to disappear again. I hope that this time *fingers crossed* my problem is solved- half the ram on my computer died! I PROMISE YOU THAT I HAVE NOT GIVEN UP ON SNAPE'S DAUGHTER. I love the story just as much as you all seem to =) Thank you for your patience, understanding, and most importantly your encouraging reviews. They are what keep me going with this story.
TO ALLL MY FAITHFUL READERS AND REVIEWERS...
My most sincere apologies to you all. I have encountered a long period of difficulties (both personal and technological) that have interfered with me continuing on with Snape's Daughter. I will be revamping the story, taking into account your reviews and criticisms, and will be looking to publish it under a new title (which I will put here) later this year. My thanks to all of you who have patiently watched and waited, read, reviewed and even criticised (thanks so much for that, it was well deserved and much appreciated).