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#1 jessicalorewrites

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:04 PM

Hullo! Welcome to my meet the author page. Should you have any questions about my writing, routine or about simply anything, feel free to ask this here. I will try to answer everything as soon as possible!


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

Hi :bye:

 

I've yet to read your story but it's on my to-do-list! :happy:  Few questions,

 

1) Favorite era to read or write?

2) Favorite (Or top 5 if you can't pick 1) story on HPFF?

3) James Potter or James Sirius Potter?

4) Who is your favourite character out of the whole series?

5) If you could ask JK one thing what would it be?

6) Where do you tend to write the most?


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:14 PM

Hey! Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy the fic once you get round to reading it :)

 

1. Next Gen definitely! I think it's because I'm very canon-orientated so next gen fics give me more to read/write about because there are so few canon facts about the era.

2. Delicate by padfoot4ever is one of my absolute favourites. It inspired me to write my own pregnancy fic.

3. Oh gosh, don't make me choose! I'm afraid I'm going to have to go James Potter Senoir!

4. Ginny Weasley though I really love the idea of Rose too.

5. I'd ask her how she possibly managed to persevere through writing seven novels of such an incredibly length.

6. I tend to write the most in my bedroom as I have a lot of privacy there and I can listen to music too. I don't really write very well if people that might oversee what I'm writing are about. However, I've recently bought a notebook and I'm trying to train myself to write my ideas down in the book/write out chapter drafts in that for when I'm on the go.

 

Also I would just like to say that I absolutely adore your fic 'unexpected parenthood'! It's one of my faves x


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:36 PM

Hi, Jess!

 

1. What was your approach when it came to planning Snakes and Ladders?

2. Did you do any sort of research before you started writing it?

3. How would you describe your writing style?

4. Do you prefer first, second, or third person narratives?


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:54 AM

Howdy Jess! I have some questions for you!

 

1. In Love in Transit, you take on Percy's future wife Audrey, making her a Muggle. What was the toughest part of writing her? What was the easiest?

 

2. What makes you believe Audrey is a Muggle?

 

3. If you had to compare yourself to a Quidditch ball, which would you choose and why?

 

4. What's your most prominent Gryffindor strength? Weakness?

 

5. What made you decide to tackle teen pregnancy in Snakes and Ladders?

 

Hope you have fun answering! 

 

 


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#6 jessicalorewrites

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

Gargh, I never realised I had some questions left unanswered in here! I so rarely check it. Oops! Anyway, I'll answer Sian's first and then yours Kevin :happy:

 

1. What was your approach when it came to planning Snakes and Ladders?

Hm, I have to admit that I'm not much of a planner in terms of plot. I have an overarching thing, point A and point B but I usually struggle to get between the two. Mostly I try to plan a couple chapters ahead of where I am in terms of writing but of course there are some things in the story that I have known are going to happen from the very beginning. And others have changed when I've come to actually write them. However with pointless details I am a master. I have class schedules and a timeline all mapped out on excel so I know exactly what I'm doing! I'm a little of a perfectionist at stuff like that.

 

2. Did you do any sort of research before you started writing it?

Loads. Absolutely loads. I wanted to make sure my portrayal was as accurate as possible and since I've never been pregnant myself, Google was my saviour. On an excel document (again) I have a week-by-week pregnancy timeline set out which I have symptoms, plot points, dates etc so I stay on track with where Emilia is in the pregnancy and what she'll be experiencing/needs to do to make sure she's in good health.

 

3. How would you describe your writing style?

Ooh, this is a difficult one. I've been told it's very controlled and up-front in part, but I also have a tendency to flare it out with imagery and metaphors in other places. I'd say this is quite an apt description.

 

4. Do you prefer first, second, or third person narratives?

It absolutely depends on the feel of the story. If it's humour, I usually only go with first person perspective but anything else I don't mind reading third person instead. Second is reserved for reflective, heart-wrenching fics in my opinion. I've read great stories from all narrative points :)

 
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1. In Love in Transit, you take on Percy's future wife Audrey, making her a Muggle. What was the toughest part of writing her? What was the easiest?

Oh this is a good one. I'd say the toughest part was trying to make her quite easy-going and not over doing her character. I didn't want her to be overly flouncy or anything 'special' so to speak, just an ordinary down-to-earth girl. The easiest was her friendship with Nicole -- I loved writing those parts! The two just flowed really well together which made it easy to write.

 

2. What makes you believe Audrey is a Muggle?

Ooh, I read a headcanon on Tumblr once - I think - which suggested Audrey could be a Muggle and since then I've never gotten it out of my head. Part of my own reasoning, which I've developed over the years, is that Percy wanted someone who didn't know about his family or his negligence at being there for them. I sort of explore this a little in LIT.

 

3. If you had to compare yourself to a Quidditch ball, which would you choose and why?

A Quaffle because I'm kind of lumpy  :rotflol:

 

4. What's your most prominent Gryffindor strength? Weakness?

I always wanted to be a Hufflepuff but realisticly sorted myself into Ravenclaw. However, after joining Pottermore I became a loyal Gryffindor. For a while I couldn't decide why but I eventually realised that even though I might not show great acts of bravery, I am unafraid in many other, more subtle ways. I also strongly believe in chivalry ;) As for a weakness I'm not very bold, I will admit. Except perhaps behind a computer screen. IRL I'm very timid around strangers  :shy:

 

5. What made you decide to tackle teen pregnancy in Snakes and Ladders?

Even though it's a popular trope in fanfiction writing, I wanted to write about it because I'd read many, many, many unrealistic teen pregnancy fics. I decided that if I could offer up a slightly more believable alternative that would be great. Also, I mean, who hasn't read and been inspired by padfoot4ever's Delicate? ;)

 

Thanks for the questions, both of you! I had fun answering them  :give_rose:

 


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:04 PM

Hi again, Jess!  I had to stop by after reading the latest chapter of Snakes and Ladders!

 

1. Are any of your characters inspired by real people?

2. In the latest chapter, you drop a bit of a bombshell - how do you feel when you're writing things that will surprise your readers?

3. Did you always plan to highlight how many weeks pregnant Emilia was in each chapter?

4. Who's your favourite character in Snakes and Ladders?

5. Why did you choose Snakes and Ladders as your title?

 


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:50 PM

Seriously need to check this thread more often  :blushing:  Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave these questions

 

1. Are any of your characters inspired by real people?
Surprisingly not, no. Not that I can think of anyway - except perhaps Kendra, who is as excitable as one of my little sisters haha. Ellis is sort of too, now I come to think of it. He's very similar to a classmate of mine with their exuberant traits but that's it. I usually draw more on my resources of irl people but not here  :happy:

 

2. In the last chapter you drop a bit of a bombshell - how do you feel when you're writing things that will surprise your readers?
Terrified! Every time I do something untoward I'm scared so much by how the readers might react. Like, what if that bombshell had completely turned people off the story? What would I have done then? Thankfully that doesn't seem to have happened but I remember how fast my heart was beating when I opened the new reviews after it was posted!

 

3. Did you always plan to highlight how many weeks pregnant Emilia was in each chapter?
You have no idea how many different versions of this story had been posted and changed and reposted and warped again before I finally settled with what I have now. I think at some point I went with just the date as each chapter title (like how I do it in my other wip Collision (M)) but then I realised how much it annoyed me in other pregnancy-fics when I had absolutely no idea how pregnant the character was anymore unless they used social cues with dialogue. It was that that made me realise I wanted to help anyone just as curious as me out a little, so I put it in the title :p also it's good for me when I'm checking symptoms for that week etc online.

 

4. Who's your favourite character in Snakes and Ladders?
Oh, my. Don't doo this! I really like Ellis's nature and Rose's headstrong ideas but I actually think my favourite is Albus. If he were a real person, I think I'd be in love with him myself  :give_rose:

 

5. Why did you choose Snakes and Ladders as your title?
After prior titles Positive and then Two Lives (both of which I hated with a passion), I chose this title during a month or so of my life when I was utterly obsessed with the Scouting For Girls song of the same name. So parts of it were revised whilst I was listening to this song and I started linking the lyrics in and realised it fitted quite nicely. If you haven't heard the song you should give it a listen, it's really good  :whistling:


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:37 AM

Hello! I'm here to deliver some questions from your Secret Santa!! :D
 

1. What was your inspiration for Collision?

2. What is your favourite thing about Freya? Are there any challenges with writing her?

3. James II gets written a lot in fanfiction, but your interpretation of him is so unique and special. How did you go about making him your own?

4. A few of your stories are about Muggles meeting wizards. What do you have to take into consideration when writing about Muggles finding out about the magical world?

5. Which of your own stories is your favourite and why?

6. Is there a canon character that you've always wanted to write but haven't had the chance yet?

7. What is your favourite thing about HPFF?



Hope you have fun answering! I'll be sneakily checking back for your answers! <3



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:30 PM

Ooh, thank you so much Santa :xw00t:

 

1. What was your inspiration for Collision?

I'd never really considered the idea of writing from a Muggle's perspective before -- If I'm honest, I often forget that the MC isn't actually magical in any way. Around the time that I wrote my Percy/Audrey twoshot I started to explore the idea of using Muggles as the main voice of a story and though that twoshot isn't the greatest thing I've ever written, it provided me with a basis on which I explored and developed more to give me a plot for Collision :)

2. What is your favourite thing about Freya? Are there any challenges with writing her?

Oooh, my favourite thing is that she's very much just a normal person. There's nothing particularly extraordinary about her and that's really great to be able to write, in my opinion. The most challenging thing is definitely interweaving little hints to her past. Currently I'm stringing the readers on for a little while playing guessing games but there's definitely a lot of things about her backstory that will come out eventually, but for now, I have to somehow balance giving away too much and giving away not enough haha.

3. James II gets written a lot in fanfiction, but your interpretation of him is so unique and special. How did you go about making him your own?

Aw, thank you! It never really occurred to me that he was in any way unique. He's just another Quidditch playing James Potter really and I always figured that was just the niche I'd let him fall into and it was where he'd stay. Anyway I think what helped me along was that James has had major things happen in the not-so-distant past which have deeply affected his personality -- so before he might've been that cocky guy we all know and love but now, things have changed, and he's a much more reserved character in many ways who is slowly coming out of his shell a little. A big theme of this story is going to be character development -- particularly James's.

4. A few of your stories are about Muggles meeting wizards. What do you have to take into consideration when writing about Muggles finding out about the magical world?

Ahh so the first time I wrote this I did it so terribly I refuse to even acknowledge that fic anymore because that scene was written so poorly. In Collision I asked for some help on the forums with realistic ways to portray it. I guess it's important to consider that if your partner turned around to you today and said "oh, by the way, I'm a wizard" 99.9% of people would not even bat an eyelash it's so unbelievable -- so that has to be addressed and then how that initial apathy/disbelief is deconstructed has to be talked about too. ALSO -- the law! I feel like there would definitely be some sort of Ministry type thing you have to go through before or after you tell a Muggle so that the Ministry can add them to their records as someone who knows about the Wizarding world, or something. I highly doubt they'd just let wizards run around breaking the Statute of Secrecy just because they thought they were in love, with no  consequences.

5. Which of your own stories is your favourite and why?

Oh, is there anyway to answer this without an ego? :xhmm:  At the moment I'm really digging a WIP I've planning out called Chaos Theory which I think (hope) is going to be super cool. Out of my posted stories though, I think I'd have to go with Collision as the novel-length and How I Live Now as the oneshot, which is one I quite dig too.

6. Is there a canon character that you've always wanted to write but haven't had the chance yet?

Not long ago the answer to this would've been Lavender Brown but alas, I've got a oneshot on my computer that just needs beta-ing before I post which is central on her voice post-Hogwarts :D She's such a dynamic character to me that I just had to write her. I guess though that since I have written her now then I'll go with Hermione. I only won't write her because I don't  think I could do her justice!

7. What is your favourite thing about HPFF?

The community feel :woot:

 

 

Thank you so much for these lovely questions!! :xbiggrin:


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:54 PM

Hi, Jess!  I've got a few more questions for you :D

 

1. I recently read your wonderful one-shot, Broken (the review is on its way, I promise!).  What inspired it?

2. How did it feel to win the challenge with the one-shot?

3. Was your portrayal of Lavender in the story influenced by any other fics that you've read?

4. What has the reception to the story been like?

5. Marking Snakes & Ladders as 'abandoned' seems to have been the result of a shift in your writing style.  How would you say that your writing has changed since joining this site?

6. What three words would you use to describe your writing style?

7. Which authors on the archives influence your writing the most?  

8. Which real life authors influence your writing the most?

9. Although I've not yet read chang(e), I love the idea and the title already!  What inspired you to write it?

10. What was the biggest challenge for you in writing someone who is transgender?

11. I've noticed that a lot of your more recent stories seem to include more diversity and more 'serious' issues.  Is this important to you?

12. I know that you study psychology - is that something that influences your writing a lot?

 

And that's all for now... I'm sure I'll be back soon, though! :happy:


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:33 PM

Wow, hi hello! So many questions oh my  :give_rose:

 

1. I recently read your wonderful one-shot, Broken (the review is on its way, I promise!).  What inspired it?

Thank you! Don't feel rushed or inclined to review, just the knowledge that people read it and enjoyed is enough :happy: the thing that initially made me think 'this has to happen' was that I saw so so much hate for Lavender's character almost everywhere and I always felt it was a little empty to hate her for - what? being girly? dating Ron? I couldn't work it out; I wanted to write something new, something that could potentially alter some perception of her within fandom.

 

2. How did it feel to win the challenge with the one-shot?

I was blown away - I honestly didn't expect it at all! Although I personally felt it was some of my best writing to-date, the other entries were beyond incredible. I didn't feel like I even had a chance haha so to come out first at the end of it all made me grin like crazy  :woot:

 

3. Was your portrayal of Lavender in the story influenced by any other fics that you've read?

Yes, yes! I did a lot of research into other presentations of her in fic before I began writing mine. Actually, your story Blue Lavender was something that kept drifting around in the back of my head as I wrote it! Yours was one of the first things I read that showed Lavender alike to how I'd always imagined her - so really, I think I owe something to you too :p

 

4. What has the reception to the story been like?

Amazing! Really really positive. A lot of people were happy I'd begun to explore more dynamic elements of her personality, drawing in less talked about issues. Although part of that was obviously because of the aim of the challenge being to 'reset the default' I'm overjoyed with the outcome and the lovely reviews the oneshot has gotten. I was scared somebody might take offence to it, somehow, and that I'd receive some flame reviews but nope - nada - just overwhelming love.

 

5. Marking Snakes & Ladders as 'abandoned' seems to have been the result of a shift in your writing style.  How would you say that your writing has changed since joining this site?

Wow, sometimes I wish I could just reverse some of my earlier work on this site. Really, it's amazing how much writing style and ability can change within just a year. When I first joined the site I wasn't writing regularly but over the past 12 months that has obviously changed -- I managed to write an incredible 80k+ total words over the year, something I never even dreamed might happen when I posted my first chapter. Now I'm writing things I honestly care so so much about (note: the diversity in some of my newer works) but just never had the confidence in my abilities to write before. I'm really happy with the place my writing is at right now :happy:

 

6. What three words would you use to describe your writing style?

The only word I can think of is 'descriptive' haha  :blushing:  I need to vamp up my writing with more snappy, quick dialogue.

 

7. Which authors on the archives influence your writing the most?  

Wow! This is a tricky one. Currently, I'm particularly fond of Lisa/Ravenclaw333 and all she's doing for the queer community. Writers like her are inspiring to me and I've found how forward she is with representation of minorities has really pushed me to evolve my own writing to reflect my own views on issues like those, rather than almost-shying away from them as I did more frequently when I first began writing. Of course there are other writers on here that are all contributing to the new diversity wave hpff is experiencing. I find them all influential and I'm glad I can be part of this friendly community.

 

8. Which real life authors influence your writing the most?

Ooh, another difficult one. I've had a few people tell me my writing is similar to John Green's style so I feel like I've definitely been influenced by him on some level. Also, Alice Oseman is a young, new author who I think is so so inspiring. She's definitely influenced some of the ideas for Chaos Theory, my new WIP.

 

9. Although I've not yet read chang(e), I love the idea and the title already!  What inspired you to write it?

It was requested of me in my stories offered thread to write about a transgender character! I thought about the request for a while before realising I really wanted to write about Cho Chang, and that I felt she would perfectly mould into the character idea I was forming.

 

10. What was the biggest challenge for you in writing someone who is transgender?

That had to be ensuring that I wrote sensitively and didn't perpetrate negative stereotypes. Writing the character of Chang was supposed to be an outlet for diversity of alternative gender identity and so to ensure that it was worthwhile I had to be incredibly careful of writing with intense care and love so as to not upset anybody. I didn't want to be falsely showcasing the life of a transgender indivdiual, I wanted it to be as true and realistic as anything in the wizarding world could possibly be. Diversity isn't diversity if you get it wrong or portray harmful ideas.

 

11. I've noticed that a lot of your more recent stories seem to include more diversity and more 'serious' issues.  Is this important to you?

Definitely. 100%. I've always been open to LGBTQA+/POC/mentally ill/etc characters but they didn't really feature so much in my writing - they were mostly background characters, if there at all. In my newer things I want to highlight the issues and problems those kind of characters face rather than brushing them under the carpet. They deserve space in literature just like any white, heterosexual does.

 

12. I know that you study psychology - is that something that influences your writing a lot?

I wouldn't say it excessively influences it but I do find it infiltrating occasionally. It does give me a greater understanding of my characters at time though and it has been helpful in understanding reasons why for a lot of things :happy:

 

Thank you so much for these questions, and so many!!  :give_rose:


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