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Chapter 13 - AfR [Jan. 23rd, 2007|06:38 pm]
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In answer to Charlotte's post about original writing [Jan. 6th, 2007|10:56 pm]
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Wow - you really get some cool internships. Good luck! And good luck with phoenixsong too.

do you guys write original stuff at all? would you show it to the pople you show your fics to? do you show it to anyone? etc. maybe i should move this to Awesomenessland?!

I have written original stuff, the last time was years ago. A couple of short film scripts - they didn't get made but they were OK. I wouldn't want to re-read them though. I used to write poems a looooong time ago. They were like a diary, kind of. A few of my friends did the same thing though, and I thought all theirs were much better, which made me think I probably sucked as a writer for a long time when really, poetry just wasn't my thing.

If I wrote any now, would I show it to anyone? I don't know. I think maybe I wouldn't, until it was finished. I wouldn't publish it on the internet, I'm pretty sure about that. I"m not sure about writing 'original' stuff anyway. I'm not sure why I'd bother writing something 'original' unless it was in the hope of getting it published. Everyone's a writer these days and the book industry is a pile of crap. So much dreck gets published, and good stuff gets rejected. At least with fanfic, it doesn't matter if the ideas I have are the same as a billion other people, it's still fun writing it.

A week ago, I was totally into the idea of writing something original when AfR was finished. Now I have at least one other novel-length post-Hogwarts story in my head and possibly more. I might write those as a series of short stories though, rather than committing myself to another big chaptered fic.

I might keep writing fanfic for the next three or so years, and keep learning and pushing myself to do new things with it. My tutor said, when I was trying to decide whether or not to take the PhD studentship or do the MA in creative writing that I should ask myself to what extent my teachers will have an edge over me as writers. He also said that novelists start at all sorts of ages and many of them much much later than me (!), that a PhD is a disciplined work of book length which couldn't hurt any novelist ambitions I might have and that my novels would probably gain from doing the work.

Which I think is true - I've had the experience of having crap jobs and being unemployed, of being a freelancer, of being a secondary (high) school teacher, and of having a full-time stressful *big* job. I've also had a fairly crazy personal life over the years, so it's not like there are too many experiences I could conceivably have (given my gender, age and social class) that would add to that - except being a mother. Whereas, I think the discipline of having to study a subject intensively (and my subject is learning, creativity, literacy after all which is handily relevant to being a fiction writer) and produce tons of words is just what I need.

I've rambled on for ages, so although I was going to post this as a comment in your LJ, I'm going to move it to awesomnessland.
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Happy New Year Jo!! [Dec. 30th, 2006|11:41 pm]
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...here beeth my secret Santa gift for you. Although, of course, I shouldn't have written this ar all since you cheated and PEAKED and ergo ruined the surprise for yourself. Because I'm a sucker, I fulfilled your wishes. But because I'm also me(an), I kind of, well, *fanonraped* Hannah on the way. Sorry. On the other hand, we have a RL cameo, SatC refernce, prettypretty dresses and...Justin. So enjoy that!

Without further ado:

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Secret Santa for Mullvaney! [Dec. 30th, 2006|06:24 pm]
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Happy not - Christmas! I'm sorry this is late. I have been stranded in the land of No Computer Access. I'm afraid the fic is a lot onger than I ever intended it to be and reads a bit like an archaeology essay. I blame Cambridge!
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secret santa [Dec. 30th, 2006|12:47 am]
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I suck. I got dates confused and haven't finished my fic yet- I'll post it tomorrow. I'm really really sorry, everyone!
Meanwhile:



I also want to very much *heart* Kath for my lovely Christmas card! It arrived yesterday (german post didn't deliver since the 23rd, so it's totally *their* fault it's late)- thanks a million, i felt very much loved!

nighty night babies,
again, sorry to my secret santa :-(

love
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Secret Santa Fic for Sea Thoughts [Dec. 28th, 2006|11:55 pm]
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Surprise! It's more about horses and less about HP, but I hope you likey!

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I hope that I did this right; it's the 29th as of one minute ago!
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Secret Santa [Dec. 29th, 2006|03:47 am]
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I have a fic to post!! I'm unable to reach it right now, and I am travelling most of the day tomorrow to see relatives on the other side of the country. However, I know it will only take a few minutes, so I will post it up the minute I get home!! If I don't manage to post it on the 29th, don;t worry! I will get it up here on the 30th.

Otherwise- has anyone received my cards yet?!?!? I hope everyone had the best Christmas conceivable and that everyone is in the best of moods and positions!

PS. Am slightly intoxicated. Have made friends with *very* cute barman.
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Secret Santa Story for Seaspray [Dec. 28th, 2006|12:34 am]
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I wasn't sure how we were doing this, but I'm going to be pretty busy tomorrow, so thought I'd get this posted now.

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Chapter Four (finally!) [Dec. 19th, 2006|11:15 am]
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Hello, Chapter Four of Watching for Wolves is finally UP. Sending the e-mail to Madam Pince did the trick, thanks, Jo!

I expect you all to read this and if you don't have time to write a review, leave a little comment here to let me know what you thought of it, please. :)

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Secret Santa [Dec. 15th, 2006|12:18 pm]
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Hello to you all! I was thinking about the secret santa idea and I think it's a really nice idea, assuming everyone is up for it. I was thinking I'd post a list of all the Queens and people can reply anonymously. When you reply, please pick a number from one to six. I have assigned each queen a number which is hidden in the list behind the link. If you want someone in particular you can cheat and look at the list, or you can let it be a surprise, if you like. If by bad luck you pick yourself, please delete your comment and pick again.

If you don't think you'll have time to write a secret santa (it doesn't have to be long, say roughly the length of a 87 RoP challenge or shorter) then tell me... I think it would be nice if all the Queens got a secret santa, even if they aren't writing themselves, so if you wouldn't mind writing two in case of emergency, please say so in your post. I will assign you a second queen, if needed.

Also I think it would be fun if we had prompts... maybe after we gave all been assigned people we can do another post, in which we all post as ourselves, giving our mystery poster our 'christmas list' (e.g ' I want a fic about Charlie Weasley, preferably set in Hong Kong. If you can please include the words butterfly, guppy fish and weasel). But don't do that now... lets just get our queens first.

If you can think of a better way of doing this please tell me! And if you are hopelessly confused ... I don't blame you... I will try and explain the rules again.

1) Reply to this post anonymously

2) in your post write a number from one to six. If someone else has posted before you *don't* pick the same number as them. This means the last person will get whichever number is left over.

3) If you don't want to/ can't write a ficlet, say so NOW!

4) If you are wiling to write more than one ficlet say so NOW!

3) Click on the cut to see who you picked.

4) If you picked yourself, please try not to look at the rest of the list... go back to your comment, delete it, and pick again. If you are the last person and have picked yourself, please e-mail me and I'll try to arrange a swap.

5) If you have something to say about the secret santa *as youself*, then post *as yourself*... just don't pick your queen at the same time.

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Well, tell me what you think... and a happy nearly- Christmas to you all!
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