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Review #1, by NewmanThe World, Biscuits And Sirius Black According To Nellie OíNeill.: Fragile Hope, Twists, Promises And Me

31st July 2011:
Hey there, I just wanted to congratulate you on writing such a great story. I'm literally spending any time I have free to read it and after four days I'm completely caught up.

You've drawn me into the story so much that I find myself actually wishing Nellie would just stay away from Regulus and I'm on edge whenever they share a chapter, (as if I'm a friend of Nellie's worrying about her). I love the fact that a great author can do that to you, to make you feel as if you're part of the story. To entrap you to the point where the story is so vivid that you can't stop, it's always 'one more chapter' when I'm reading. You've also portrayed Sirius exactly how I imagined him, he is by far my favourite character in the series, as I identify with him the most, and you've really done him justice, well done!

You've also inspired me to start writing my own fan fiction, it will be based around my own original character and it will be set early on in the first wizarding war, when the marauders have not long left school. It will feature the Marauders quite heavily along with the other members of the original order of the phoenix and characters of my own creation for good measure. I was wondering if you could give me a few tips about how you wrote about your characters. Mainly, I would like to know how to make my stories successful on this forum, as I'm completely new to the website and the community.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, reply whenever is convenient for you but most of all, keep up the good work :).

- Alex.

Author's Response: This review floored me and for a while, I just stared at it because what you've wrote amazed me and I felt like I couldn't give a good enough reply but here I am to try.

Ah! I'm so happy. Regulus will always be something that Nellie will always run back to. Thank you! I wrote some of this story 4 years ago, so my style has changed a lot. I'm so glad you think I've done Sirius well, I always worry about everything like that, so I am so happy to have a positive opinion on that.

wow! That is amazing! That sounds like an interesting story. All I could really say, is let your characters write themselves. This is what I do. Don't try to decide how they should be. I just decided that Nellie would be a happy character and everything else just came about when I wrote it. Also, people offer reviews over at the forum and that is a great way to get people interested in your story. The forums are a great way to integrate yourself into the writing community.

Thank you so much, if you'd like to ask me any more questions, feel free too! I am always happy to help.


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