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Because your characters Harry and Hermione got along SO well together in the books. Why do I think she has been hanging out with Steve Kloves?
Oh dear God! Seven years after the last book and she just reignited the shipper wars.
Just as Miguel Alcuberrie proved Star Trek's Warp Drive is mathematically possible (physically possible? Oh... Ah... Hmm...) the on-line article titled Study: Your brain sees things you don't is about something that sounds similar to what Jo describes in her Pensieve scenes.
Shameless plug for this podcast. A useful 15 mins on writing melée fights. I particularly like the discussion about entertaining versus realistic.
Check it out.
October 27, 2013 - 3:56 pm - Posted in Guest, Live, Scenes, Season 8
Wesley Chu joins Brandon, Mary, Howard, and a live audience at GenCon Indy for a discussion of writing realistic melee fights. Wes has lots of martial arts experience, he learned rope-dart fighting from Scorpion, he has worked as a stunt man, and his latest book, The Deaths of Tao, is out this week!
I'm now working on this chapter so I thought, as a way of keeping me honest, I'd blog my progress.
I have my outline, but reviewing it today, there's the possibility that I'll split it into two, possibly three chapters. I'd like to avoid long chapters as I need to keep the momentum on this going and I think a chapter of more than 10k words would be unwise.
Current word count : 0
In a move that surprised even me, I started to update this story.
I'd posted scenes from chapter ten on LJ a fair time ago, but never followed it up. I've now rewritten that chapter which now needs an Alpha check before being Beta read. I've also sorted out the ending. Its not the ending I'd planned - that disappeared in a dodgy backup- but up its close. There's a couple of new twists as well.
All being well, it'll make some sort of appearance this weekend.
Why do so many authors have Harry crying? Unless there is some sort of background for an emotional Harry, he doesn't cry. Ever. Well, there is the hospital wing scene after Voldemort's re-embodiment, but even then he he doesn't completely let go.
You may have noticed some unstableness. The site came and went today. Lots of error messages.
Aside from having a serious case of hate for the hosting provider's not-discussed blanket upgrade of software versions and OSes, things were fixed. All the features that have been a little flakey were working. I even posted a nice little blog saying "Please go test those things that were problematic.." - like those stories people were unable to read due to memory limit problems.
... or just a dead cat bounce?
Recently, SIYE has had a series of stories I've been reading rather than the odd one or two now and again. I wonder whether this signifies a resurgence of interest and motivation or whether its coincidence.
FF.net seems to churn out stories with narrower and narrower scope so pehaps it is just coincidence but when I saw Erasing The Future had been updated I began to wonder.
There are some essays at a site hpcompanion.com about the individual book plots. An interesting one concerns The Chamber of Secrets. The author makes the case that Ginny Weasley was not the target of choice for the diary merely the victim of Lucius' anger at Arthur in the book store. The essay lays out the theory that Lucius had planned Harry to get the diary and had been planning that probably for several months. I don't think I've read any fanfic exploring that plot.
Err, hello again? (tap tap tap) Is this thing on?
I hope everyone is doing well. I think this is the first time I've logged onto this site in like 2 years. I think I got super busy back then and the habit of coming here was broken. So my apologies if I owe anyone any replies. Send the messages to me again and I'll really try to come back again a lot faster next time to answer. :)