RAMYA! haha, you do get the shiny first spot.
1) What inspired Crossing the Borderline and the characters Aaliyah and Albus?
This is kind of a hard question. Hmm...I actually got the idea of Crossing the Borderline in a dream, lol.
I thought it was one of those plot bunnies that would go away, you know? But it just latched on to me and finally started writing and everything started coming together.
And I still get inspiration from music and graphics to keep the story going. And Aaliyah is kind of like me in a way but she has this cool side that I don't think I have.
Albus...well..I don't know where he came from really. I just wanted to write him differently than most authors do. And I love him to bits. I think him and Scorpius are up there on my list for fictional love interests.
2) What's your favorite era to write in and what's your favorite era to read?
Honestly favortie era to read and write is Next Generation. Next Generation is the era that you have room to imagine so that is why I love it so much.
3) Since you also write poetry, which would you say is easier for you to write: prose or poetry?
Prose in general is easier, I think. To me though poetry would be easier. It feels more like home and I enjoy it more.
I like the rhythmic flow of poetry and I love how it is challenging at times. It keeps you on edge too, which I like.
4) ...and an unrelated question, what's your favorite type of chocolate?
First off, I LOVE this question. And secondly, I like a lot of types of chocolate (with the exception of white chocolate that is) but my favorite will always be dark chocolate.
I adore the lingering bitter taste. And after that it would be Swiss chocolate.
Hi Sian! you get the special second spot then.
1. Where is your favourite place to write?
The desk in my room. I'm more comfortable there and it always feels like my own personal writing bubble there.
2. Have you ever written anything before you started writing FF?
Umm..mostly just essays for school and poetry. I wrote this one-shot that is original fiction too but other than that not much.
3. Do you plan your stories or just go with the flow?
I don't normally plan out absolutely everything and have a whole story outline written out like most. I normally go with the flow.
It helps give you more space and more room to change details and parts of the plot. I also think having it all planned out makes me loose interest.
Sometimes I write down a couple vague notes of what I want to add in future chapters in case I forget but other than that I am free flowing writer.
4. Who are your favourite authors on the archives and in real life?
I have a lot of favortie authors since I read a lot. I'll start with real life ones: the fabulous JK Rowling, the terrific Suzanne Collins, the a-mazing aussie author Melina Marchetta, the extraordinary Markus Zusak, the awesome Maggie Stiefvater, the mysterious Lemony Snicket, the secretive Pseudonymous Bosch, the lovely John Green, the historical Laurie Halse Anderson, and the outstanding Veronica Roth.
Now for ones on the archive: shenanigan, justonemorefic, Violet Gryffindor, starryskies55, Ellerina, meghna, SexyDoorFrames, and some others.
5. Which HP book is your favourite?
I'm going to go with Deathly Hallows. It's just that so much action, emotion, and tears...so yeah the last one of the series.
6. What qualities make you a Ravenclaw?
I like to read a lot. I am bookworm. I can't deny it. I am also nerdy and take my grades very seriously. I like to think that I am clever too.
I also am quite straightforward and hardworking.
~Thanks for the question guys. I had a great time answering them.