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Reasons why you should sign up for HPFF Speed Dating!

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 13 February 2014 - - - - - - · 693 views

Reasons why you should sign up for HPFF Speed Dating (12+) 
1. You're going to make a new friend
2. Your new friend might teach you something
3. You might teach your new friend something
4. You get to be super creative!
5. Romance :wub: 
6. You can write a Harry/Hermione if you want
7. You can write anything other than a Harry/Hermione i...


Reasons why Staff Chats are awesome

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 07 February 2014 - - - - - - · 601 views

At 9pm GMT tomorrow (8th February) your favourite HPFF staffers are meeting here (12+) to chat all things site news, Harry Potter news and generally be hilarious and entertaining. And (just between you and me), we might have some highly exciting news to reveal to you LIVE during the Staff Chat. You'll hear it there first so make sure you don't miss it!...


HPFF Christmas Traditions

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 24 December 2013 - - - - - - · 437 views

Apart from the obvious queue closure, my favourite Christmas tradition here on HPFF has always been the Staff Christmas Drama.  I remember my first experience of the staff drama, way back when I was an ickle Prefect. I remember how I stayed up as late as I could for its release so I could listen to it as soon as it came out. And it's one of my a...


Reverse Culture Shock

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 05 October 2013 - - - - - - · 385 views

A year ago, I left the UK to spend 7 months living and working in France. Following that, I packed my bags and jetted off across the world for 5 months, covering a total of 19 countries, 11 of which were in Africa. I expected that culture shock. You can't really go off to third world countries and just carry on as if everything's the same. I knew that....


And Then There Were 80,000...

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 29 November 2012 - - - - - - · 477 views
80,000 words, that is. I know there's still another full day of NaNoWriMo left, but I'm throwing in the towel early. At the beginning of the month, I barely dared admit to myself, let alone everyone here, that I was aiming for 100,000 words in one month this year. I really didn't want to say it out loud in case I failed. Well, technically I...


Old Stories, New Stories and Moving

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 03 October 2012 - - - - - - · 355 views

So if any of you follow me on Twitter, you'll have seen that I'm currently in the process of moving to France. Technically I've actually been here a week already, but I think "moving" entails so much more than physically packing my bags, jumping on a train and arriving in a new town & flat some (many) hours later. I think I'm r...


5 Years

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 01 September 2012 - - - - - - · 349 views

So every year I tend to post an extremely sappy blog, marking another year passing for me at HPFF.My 5th HPFF anniversary was on 30th August, and as always I'm still quite surprised I'm here (not because you're all horrible or anything, but considering how much my life has changed over those 5 years it's a wonder anything at all has stayed...


Saying Goodbye to Just Rose

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 16 June 2012 - - - - - - · 725 views

I don't think it's really sunk in yet and I have to keep reminding myself, but yesterday I finished writing Just Rose. The total word count is about 125,000 words, and though I have still plenty of chapters to put on the archives it's significant to me at this moment in time because I've finished writing it. I started Just Rose on New Year...


Camp NaNo, my writing saviour

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 15 May 2012 - - - - - - · 445 views

I don't often talk about my writing unprompted, especially not in blogs. I've talked about NaNo when everyone else did, discussing mostly word count more than anything else. I blog about staffer things, because I feel like that will be at least helpful or interesting to some. But I find it extremely difficult to just go out and talk about my stori...


The Nature of the Queue

Posted by tell_me_what_the_truth_is , 06 May 2012 - - - - - - · 758 views

I'm quite happy to admit that once upon a time I thought that "backlog" equalled wait time for validation. I'd estimate the date my chapter would be validated. 7-8 days later when my chapter still hadn't materialised, I'd wonder why I was still waiting."The queue was at 7 days when I put it in, why hasn't it been validated...

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