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    POV In Fanfiction

    I think maybe 1st person can be difficult to do well, because it's just too easy to get caught up in a character's thoughts vs. actually describing what's going on in the story. I've read one 1st person POV that was done extremely well, and that author made sure to keep the thought-monologue to...
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    Tips For Growth As A Writer

    From my experience writing fanfiction, the one thing that helped me grow a lot as a writer is emulating the strengths of other authors. For example, JK Rowling is a master at characterisation and plotting. Studying the stories and trying to emulate some of her strengths taught me a lot about...
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    Fanfiction Discussion

    Huh. This is brilliant! This sounds so simple I feel like an idiot for not thinking about it.
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    Fanfiction Discussion

    Thanks! It's not been a terribly long break that I've forgotten what I've learned about writing (and I have been spending this time reading good writing), and I actually have the whole thing outlined chapter-by-chapter until the end, but I've just been finding it hard to get back in the...
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    Fanfiction Discussion

    Any tips for coming back from a break?
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    Hermione/Snape

    I have a lot of Hermione/Snape stories to share, so strap in, and be prepared for a wild ride. All fic recs are completed unless otherwise indicated. I'm sorry I only link to FFN -- a lot of these stories are also on ao3 but there are a lot of links so for now they're all going to be FFN...
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    Hermione Granger/Remus Lupin

    It actually just finished in December! ;)
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    Hermione Granger/Remus Lupin

    Oh man, I wish I could read Debt of Time but I am not a Sirius fan. I really want to know what happens in the story, because I get the feeling that it's really good, but I can't get over how much Sirius there is in this story and I'm not fond of it when authors give Hermione nicknames based on...
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    Hermione Granger/Remus Lupin

    I ended up reading it again last night, from beginning to end, and it was very brilliantly written. I think I was expecting more angst than what I got, because it wasn't that bad when I did end up reading through it. I'm now on a Remux/Hermione reading binge again--any other recommendations? :D
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    Hermione Granger/Remus Lupin

    I had read halfway through Chemistry and Timing, and sensing impending angst, skipped to the end, so I kind of spoiled the story for myself. I think I would have enjoyed the story if I was in the mood for it--it was really well written, but I don't really enjoy angst much these days. Except when...
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    Hermione Granger/Remus Lupin

    I really enjoy reading this pairing, and my favourite fic is probably Misplaced Moony by ShayaLonnie. Teenage!Remus is just so adorable. I can't believe I haven't read Mine, Always. Great fic. They make a good couple as they're both serious, bookish characters who are usually gentle and...
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    Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger

    I have to admit--I was angry for like 10 years about the fact that JKR paired Hermione with Ron, because I thought they were a bad match personality-wise. I was super unimpressed with Ron when I was younger. And then I grew older, and realised that Ron was just behaving like a teenage boy with...
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    Harry Potter/Hermione Granger

    I go pretty far from book canon. I read nothing but Remus/Hermione for a few months, and I ship Hermione with everyone from Snape to Percy to Regulus to Neville (and Draco of course) so my tastes aren't exactly what you'd call discriminate... The fun of writing a shipping fic is twisting canon...
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    New account issue (possibly)

    Hey guys, I'm using Firefox on Mac OS X. When I first signed in after creating my account, it took me to some url that was like .php=newaccount or something, and I could not get rid of the sign-up pop up. There didn't seem to be a way to close the pop-up, and clicking the areas that weren't the...
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    Harry Potter/Hermione Granger

    This was the first ship I shipped, and I still read the occasional Harmony fic but I feel like this ship was more damaged by book 7 than any of the other ships that I read, maybe because it was the only canon-possible ship that I ever shipped. I feel like the problem with this ship is that Harry...
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