Lilia Le Fay
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Author has written 1 story for Harry Potter, and Supernatural.

'Nobody is born with a style or a voice. We don’t come out of the womb knowing who we are. In the beginning, we learn by pretending to be our heroes. We learn by copying.

We’re talking about practice here, not plagiarism—plagiarism is trying to pass someone else’s work off as your own. Copying is about reverse-engineering. It’s like a mechanic taking apart a car to see how it works.

We learn to write by copying down the alphabet. Musicians learn to play by practicing scales.

Painters learn to paint by reproducing masterpieces. Remember: Even The Beatles started as a cover band. Paul McCartney has said, “I emulated Buddy

Holly, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis. We all did.” McCartney and his partner John Lennon became one of the greatest song writing teams in history, but as McCartney recalls, they only started writing their own songs “as a way to avoid other bands being able to play our set.” As Salvador Dalí said, “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” First, you have to figure out who to copy. Second, you have to figure out what to copy. Who to copy is easy. You copy your heroes—the people you love, the people you’re inspired by, the people you want to be. The songwriter Nick Lowe says, “You start out by rewriting your hero’s catalog.” And you don’t just steal from one of your heroes, you steal from all of them. The writer Wilson Mizner said if you copy from one author, it’s plagiarism, but if you copy from many, it’s research. I once heard the cartoonist Gary Panter say, “If you have one person you’re influenced by, everyone will say you’re the next whoever. But if you rip off a hundred people, everyone will say you’re so original!”

What to copy is a little bit trickier. Don’t just steal the style, steal the thinking behind the style. You don’t want to look like your heroes, you want to see like your heroes.

The reason to copy your heroes and their style is so that you might somehow get a glimpse into their minds. That’s what you really want—to internalize their way of looking at the world. If you just mimic the surface of somebody’s work without understanding where they are coming from, your work will never be anything more than a knockoff.

A wonderful flaw about human beings is that we’re incapable of making perfect copies. Our failure to copy our heroes is where we discover where our own thing lives. That is how we evolve.

So: Copy your heroes. Examine where you fall short. What’s in there that makes you different? That’s what you should amplify and transform into your own work.

In the end, merely imitating your heroes is not flattering them. Transforming their work into something of your own is how you flatter them. Adding something to the world that only you can add.'

- Austin Cleon

I read a book with this quote in it, just thought I'd put it on my bio, its utterly inspiring and helpful for those who create art. Have a nice day whomever is readin' this :P

- Some random teenager who is obsessed with Supernatural, writing, reading, and watching TV shows.

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The Road So Far (this Time Around) by 8.Years.Of.Silence reviews
He woke with a jolt, sitting in the Impala on some backroad with Sammy sleeping shotgun, like always. Only no, not always. They had a bunker now. They had a home. Either Dean had finally lost it or Cas pulled one hell of a Hail Mary, because his little brother looked about ten years younger and his phone was saying it was 2005. Timeline AU **App Users: reviews contain SPOILERS**
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 118 - Words: 892,402 - Reviews: 2453 - Favs: 1,048 - Follows: 1,112 - Updated: 9/25 - Published: 4/2/2017 - Sam W., Dean W., Bobby S., Castiel
On the Edge of a Knife by LadyWallace reviews
Set after 4x15- Uriel tricks Sam into a meeting with Alastair where the demon takes Sam captive. Dean and Castiel race to find him, but they soon discover that there's more to this than they realize. Can Dean face his old mentor and rescue his brother, or will they all become the victims of a hidden plot?
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,883 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 12/15/2017 - Published: 11/23/2017 - Sam W., Dean W., Castiel, Alastair - Complete
Lucky Devil by WildNoa13474 reviews
Gabriel had died. He wasn't supposed to wake up. Apparently his dad disagreed. (BEING REWRITTEN)
Crossover - Supernatural & Lucifer - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,552 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 485 - Updated: 12/1/2017 - Published: 10/21/2017
Holmes meets Winchester by SociopathinaTrenchcoat reviews
Three mysterious deaths in South Dakota bring together two of the greatest crime fighting teams. The only problem is they are as different as they could be. There's Dean and Sam Winchester who are hunters, specialists in monsters with their friend Castiel who happens to be an angel. Then there's Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, a detective pair from London. Will they solve the case
Crossover - Supernatural & Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 8,923 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 10/26/2017 - Published: 11/10/2016
Deal with the Devil by GroovyKat reviews
Coaxed out to a bar by Martha Jones after a rather harrowing adventure, the Doctor bumps into a man who makes him an offer he simply cannot refuse. (Primarily a Doctor Who fic with bits and pieces of Lucifer thrown in to further my tale - please don't go into this thinking it's a full Lucifer story because I will disappoint you horribly)
Crossover - Doctor Who & Lucifer - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,014 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 4/18/2017 - Published: 2/6/2017 - 10th Doctor, Martha J., Rose T., Lucifer M.
When All Is Said and Done by LadyWallace reviews
Post S11 AU After the Darkness is defeated, it's still not back to normal for Winchesters and Co. Tensions are high between Team Free Will, things are said that shouldn't be, and with Cas hurt, it's up to Gabriel to put things back in order and make Sam and Dean realize not only where they went wrong with his little brother this time but all the times before. No slash Major Fix-It
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 38,439 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 5/13/2016 - Published: 3/21/2016 - Sam W., Dean W., Castiel, Gabriel - Complete
Thursday - DISCONTINUED by Random Riter11 reviews
God steps in and casts Raphael from Heaven. With both the apocalypse and civil war averted, Heaven enters a state of peace and more importantly, increased awareness of other threats. Angels really don't like it when outsiders try to steal their Father's job. Loki should have chosen a different planet.
Crossover - Supernatural & Avengers - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,249 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 720 - Follows: 1,001 - Updated: 11/11/2015 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Castiel
Forgotten by NorthernSparrow reviews
Sam and Dean are working a case in Wyoming, but are distracted by news of a dangerous angel called "Castiel" who they can't remember ever having heard of before. The name seems a little bit familiar, but neither of the boys is sure why. Canon-divergent from 9/09, takes place the following fall. Case fic, amnesia, no slash, friendship/family, angst. NO CRIT PLEASE, thanks
Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 165,645 - Reviews: 639 - Favs: 521 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 12/17/2014 - Published: 11/29/2013 - Sam W., Dean W., Castiel - Complete
SuperWood: SpookyDos in Cardiff Bay by Morality Sucks reviews
After a mysterious encounter with Captain John Hart, the Winchesters set off across the pond to hunt him down and get back their stolen possessions. The hunt gets a little more complicated after meeting the Torchwood 3 team and everyone is forced to lay aside their differences to solve Captain Hart's latest folly.
Crossover - Supernatural & Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,678 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 9/25/2013 - Published: 6/3/2013 - Dean W., Castiel, Jack H., Ianto J.
Harry Potter and The Squirrel, The Moose and the Unicorn reviews
England. 1994. A Chevrolet Impala '67 pulls up outside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Meet Sam. A seventh year Gryffindor. Meet Dean. The worst DADA assistant in Hogwarts History. Meet Cas. The weirdest Care of Magical Creatures teacher in Hogwarts History. Meet Harry. He's gotta survive The Triwizard Cup alongside these lunatics. (No Pairings) Rated T to be safe.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,069 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 2/13/2018 - Published: 10/31/2017 - Harry P., Sam W., Dean W., Castiel