Author has written 8 stories for Harry Potter.
Once upon a time, when I was a younger, I wanted to be a writer. I enjoyed reading (and amazingly enough, the first multi-chapter book I read on my own was a fantasy one about dragons) and the magic that could happen in books. Fast forward a few years (won't say how many). I chose a more sensible path and went to business school instead but I still love the escapism and write (definitely an amateur) for pleasure.
About Harry Potter. I first liked the movies and then decided to read the books. When I started, it took me a few weeks to go through all seven and it was love at first read. Rowling has created a truly magic story with gripping characters. I love most the relationship between the three main characters: the friendship between Harry and Hermione, between Harry and Ron, and the evolution of the Ron/Hermione relationship. I also enjoy tremendously the supporting characters, the parallel universe Rowling created, and the pervasive humor.
About my stories (as of 6 July 2012):
Senses is an hymn to Ron and Hermione, viewed over twenty years and the five senses.
Telling Him is focused on Rose/Scorpius. How will Rose tell her Dad about Scorpius? How will Ron react? Will Scorpius survive?
Uniform is centered on a certain piece of clothing in Hermione's wardrobe and its effects over the years over Ron although Hermione has a different obsession of her own. For more clues see story title or read chapter 4 of Senses.
Scars is a one-shot story exploring the long lasting trauma left by the events of Deathly Hallows on the Ron/Hermione relationship
Pictures is a collection of short stories all involving a picture. All chapters revolve around a theme. This one will continue as long as I have ideas and time to write.
Elements started as a one-shot hot encounter between Ron and Hermione, involving rain and an apple tree, now a collection revolving around weather elements. Second chapter (snow) is up. I have marked this one as complete for now as it may be a while before I add another one-shot.
Crossing Paths is a new story that explores how the relationship between Ron/Hermione and Draco evolved from loathsome to civil as their paths crossed over the years.
I am writing fanfic with characters I truly appreciate. I do this as an amateur and don't pretend anything else. I hope you enjoy.
As a writer, I love reviews like everyone else because they let you know that people care enough about your work to let you know how they feel about it. I also try to always send a personal thank you to everyone who leaves a review as long as they are signed. (I didn't do that for my first stories and that was obviously a mistake.) I promise I will never hold chapters hostage for not getting enough reviews.
As a reader, if I took the time to read a story, I will usually leave a review, unless the story gave me nothing nice to say and that's really rare. But I must admit I will also be less inclined to review subsequent work if the author never takes the time to acknowledge my reviews, either by replying to it or by acknowledging it in an author's note in the next chapter. I try to leave throughtful reviews and it takes time so I appreciate this being acknowledged.
I have noticed lately an increase in unnecessarily mean-spirited reviews, written anonymously or by people who seem to have never written a story but feel entitled to tear to shreds a story simply because they don't like the direction it takes.
If you don't like a story, it's okay to say so and do it in a constructive fashion and then move on. However, insulting the writer, his/her intelligence, or that of the other readers/reviewers is neither good nor productive. This is fanfiction, a site where writers can try their chops at writing by using existing characters and backgrounds, and where readers get free entertainment. It isn't a political show hosted by talking heads so let's all remain civil.
About my pet peeves:
I don't have many, really but here are a few. Usually I can happily ignore what I don't like but every now and then I will find things that irk me, especially if the story is otherwise well-written.They almost all have to do with not being faithful to the books:
Completely OOC characters (Suave or stupid Ron -he is neither- or cheating Hermione: she is loyal to a fault)
Non-canon pairings, especially of major characters (Hermione/Draco? Harry/Hermione? Please! Although I make an exception for Luna and Neville. I can imagine them having a short-lived story after the war and before they found true love with Rolf and Hannah)
Completely un-British Harry. This one is more subtle. Harry Potter is British, quintessentially British. So there is no need to transplant the story to some far away locales (namely the US). I can definitely forgive the Americanisms (I am the first one guilty of having used some, not being fully well versed in British slang) and some minor things (PBJ's are definitely an American thing), especially if the story is otherwise good. But please, try a little.
Explicit sex scenes written by someone who obviously has no idea what they're writing about. Although, it can be entertaining at times, especially if you want a good laugh...
Unnecessarily long stories or chapters. I had to stop reading a very well-known and reviewed multi-chaptered story on this site because the story was going nowhere in a hurry. If one uses as many words as J.K. Rowling used in the 7 books (1.09 million words) to write merely three months worth of life, one needs to learn to be more concise or get oneself hired to write for a soap-opera. FYI, the first Harry Potter book was only about 77 thousand words and a lot happened.
I can live with misspelled words and small grammar errors as long as the story is good and once again, I am probably guilty in this department.
Overall, I am writing fanfic as a hobby and with characters I truly appreciate. I am an amateur and don't pretend to be anything else. I hope you enjoy reading my stories.
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