Oh whoa, I have questions! For some reason this page got unfollowed so I didn't get a notification!
1. I think a lot of it was a conscious effort at first. I knew that next-gen fluff was my comfort zone, and I really wanted to write some things that challenged that - thus, my short story collection Look Again was born. After that, though, I realised that I enjoyed writing in different eras and genres, and it started coming more naturally to write things that didn't fit in my original comfort zone. Someday, although I don't know when, I really want to attempt some Marauder's Era things, although I'm not sure I'll ever be able to do it justice!
2. I'm glad you've liked Look Again! I think the hardest to write is a tie between Draco and Rodolphus. For Draco, it was harder to get into his character at first, but once I did, writing it became a lot easier. For Rodolphus, I knew exactly how I wanted to characterise him, but it was harder to get that into a cohesive chapter. The easiest was Fenrir, by far. I don't know why I connected with him so quickly, but that chapter really flowed effortlessly.
3. Oh gosh, it's definitely a toss-up. I really love the darker characters, because they're so much fun to explore and so many of them are more complex than they originally seem. Bellatrix is one of my favourites - she's so twisted and crazy! There are some lighter characters I love too - the twins, Luna, and for some odd reason, Colin Creevey. I really want to write something about him, for some strange reason.
4. The story that I'm most proud of is actually a one-shot called Snapshots. It won a challenge, so that's definitely some attention, but I really do look at this story as my best work and I love every single review I get on it because they just make me smile like an idiot.
1. I honestly don't know where I got the idea to split up the story. The primary idea that I got for the story was that it would be told by different photographs that showed the progression of their relationship, and when I went to write it, that structure just kind of happened.
2. I always knew how it was going to end. There was actually a point that I considered changing it because I was getting too attached to Hugo to let it end the way that it did, but I knew that the story needed to end like that to achieve the desired effect (and to fit my given quote).
A Peculiarity of Sorts:
1. The train things kind of happened on a whim. At first I decided that I wanted to write something Luna-centric, and then I decided that I wanted to write about how she met Rolf. I knew it had to be travel-themed, and after that, the train incident came together because I just had this image of Luna skipping up to a train station in bright flashy colours against the grey rainy background.
2. I'm so happy you thought I wrote Luna well! Luna was definitely a challenge, and I almost gave up on writing from her point-of-view because it's so hard to capture her airy personality and still drive a story forward at the same time. I'm glad you thought I did a good job of it though - that was definitely something I was nervous about.
1. Well for starters, I definitely lean more towards canon pairings than to Dramiones and Snilys. I like next-gen pairings the best because there's a lot of freedom in what you can do with their characters, since we only meet them in the epilogue, and a lot can change in your teenage years! I like romance, although I can't decide whether I prefer humourous romances or angsty romances more. I love the action/adventure genre as well, but I haven't really written anything in that genre yet. Maybe if I get a good plunny...
Thanks so much to both of you for the questions!