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Review #1, by SiriusAura92A Gaunt's Legacy: Chapter 1: An Introduction

15th November 2017:
Hi there!

Firstly, welcome to HPFF!!! :D
You've got an interesting story here and I really am loving the background of it all, but I would recommend just slowing down and taking your time. All of this lovely information should take up about two separate chapters at least to allow us to take it all in.
Set your scene, describe your character(s) and then ease us in to where we find your characters. It'll make it so much more satisfying to read and I can promise you it'll be more satisfying to write.

Well done and definitely keep up the great work!

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Review #2, by SiriusAura92The Grey Area: Two

18th January 2017:
Hey there,

I think you've got a really nice concept here; good characters (already!) and an interesting plot brewing.
One thing I would suggest though is colouring your scenes in a bit. We're on your second chapter a still have no real idea of what our main characters look like or what kind of settings their in.
Your dialogue and actions make up for this somewhat but I swear your story will flourish with the added details.

Hope this helps and keep it up,

Author's Response: I literally just had the most obnoxious flame I've ever had in my entire life (heaven forbid I write Fudge/Amelia Bones for a challenge) and can I just say thank you so much for writing crit like this. I think you honestly restored my faith in writing today. I'm glad you like my characters and my plot! You're absolutely right about coloring my scenes. Usually the setting is something I add right before I post, but it looks like I've completely skipped it in both of these chapters and two chapters in one of my other stories. I'll blame grad school for taking its toll! :D

Thank you for the helpful words!

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Review #3, by SiriusAura92Rest in Pain: The Hidden Passage

21st April 2016:
Hi there,

Very interesting start! Draco's POV in particular was very entertaining to read though I would recommend not splitting POV segments up in future as it does tend to take your reader out of the action, into someone else's story and then have them thrown back to where they were in the first place.
E.g Do all of Draco's story for the chapter and then Hermione's.

I'd also recommend detailing your characters. You've introduced us to these clearly well thought out people but still have no clue what they look like.

That aside the detailing of your environments are quite nice, your writing is crystal clear and there are very few grammar mistakes from what I can see.

(Although you might want to look at "If he had und the door a year later...")

In all a good first chapter and I'll defo be reading more!
Well done!
SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review! I really appreciate your time. I'll consider not shifting the point of views on this next chapter and revise that typo. Thanks again for the input and nice words!

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Review #4, by SiriusAura92Revival: R.A.B

20th April 2016:
I am thoroughly enjoying this story! Your characters are SPOT ON and your twist on the story has me really invested in where you'll take it.

I'm sorry I don't have much else to say except Well Done! :)

Looking forward to the next chapter,

Author's Response: Thanks very, very much. I'm glad you're enjoying it because I'm enjoying writing it.
The next chapter is still waiting to be validated, but there are actually 3 more chapters already finished and posted elsewhere if you wanted to jump ahead.


Take care

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Review #5, by SiriusAura92Revival: Head Boy

20th April 2016:
Hey there,

This is a really nicely done chapter but I can't help but feel we've missed a large part of the story. I know it's in your synopsis that Draco accepted Dumbledore's offer, but I think starting your story there would've proven very effective.

However your characters are spot on, your writing's got no errors that I can see and I'm really interested in where your story goes.

Great job and I can't wait to read more!
SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: It's funny that you mention that, actually, because the first draft began on the Astronomy tower, but in the end i scratched it because I thought it would be better to start off with Hermione's point of view. I don't know if you've already read through the later chapters yet, but I planned to go back to the Astronomy tower once I started bringing in Narcissa and Lucius as major characters.
But I'm still not sure how to do it. It seems very cliche to do it in a dream.
Thanks very much for your kind words about the characters and writing and such, and thank you for reviewing. Hope you like the rest of the story. :)

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Review #6, by SiriusAura92A Marauders' Tale: September 1, 1971

5th March 2016:
Hey there,

You've got a really nice intro here! Great detail, nice character intros AND JANIS JOPLIN! XD
You wouldn't have known you been away for so long from this.

A few minor things though: When introducing a new character, it's best to call introduce him by his actual name as opposed to a shortened down nickname (As with 'Reg'; who I adored in this btw). I can see why you did it, as it's from Sirius' POV, but it does give your reader a sprinkle more insight into a character.

The second is just a bit of miss-wording;
"He couldn't help but thinking about..." Should be "He couldn't help but think about..."

And "The car needs packed..."

But this is me being really picky as the majority of your writing is very clear and error free.

Well done and I can't wait to read where you take this! :)


Author's Response: Thank you! I'm currently writing from my tablet and we fight, a lot! I'm really surprised those are the only errors. I plan on going over everything when my laptop is back up and running properly and fixing the formatting (for some reason it won't let me indent using tab or the space key on here with the tablet) which drives me insane lol. Thank you for your kind words and I plan on submitting new chapters every Tuesday!

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Review #7, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Cry

28th September 2015:
Hey Steph!

Very nice! Your climax is definitely working as it has me itching to find out what happens next!

One criticism that I have though is the constant swapping back and forth between characters in a single chapter. I really do think you would benefit from putting a characters POV in one block per chapter. It will not only make it better to read for your audience but I think will add to the tension and add a bit more focus to your writing as opposed to forcing your reader out of a scenario and get invested with the next one you put them in only to bring them back to the first one again (See what I'm saying?). Eg. Get all of Astoria's story for the chapter done then swap to Catherine's POV and finish with Daphne's.

Even if your just worried about the order in which events happen, don't be! Your audience will pick it up and do so happily!

My one snag aside I think you've done an excellent job here with characters, detail, tension and the drama.
Well Done! :D

SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: Hi again!

I'm so sorry for taking such a terribly long time with this update, school has started again and I'm swamped. I am hoping to get the next chapter out soon-ish... I know I said like three chapters ago that there were five left, but that doesn't seem to be true anymore. Still, I'm aiming to be done by Christmas.

I think what you've suggested makes a lot of sense. I'm definitely looking to go back and edit a few things in this story after I write the whole thing. I might even add new parts and chapters into the story, but nothing that changes the plot obviously.

I'll keep your comments in mind with the next few chapters! Thanks again for all your support

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Review #8, by SiriusAura92The Family Business: One: Prologue - Disappearing

17th September 2015:

I think you did a really great job here! I would've liked a bit more detail into the ancient civilization at the beginning but I guess you're saving as much as possible for later.
Lovely detail, nice characters, and a very interesting turn at the end.
All-in-all, a great intro and I'll defo be bak for the next chapt!

Well done!
SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: Well, hello!

Thank you so much! I love getting reviews and I'm so glad that you're liking this so far!

Don't worry, there's LOTS to come for the ancient civilization, and lots of twists and turns along the way! Hopefully I'll get some more time to write for this sooner rather than later! :D

Thanks for reading and reviewing!!

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Review #9, by SiriusAura92From Sytherin to Gryffindor! Adventure awaits : An Eager Acceptance Letter

10th July 2015:
Hi there!

While I do like the look of your story so far there are a couple of technical things that you really should work on.

Okay, first things first, punctuation. There's a lot of lines in here that really need breaking up with either full-stops, commas or a combination of the like.

eg. "good job Ari looks like you're going to Hogwarts wish I could go with you to gather your supplies but i have to go meet my instructors they will help me become a Auror...

Should ideally be:
"Good job Ari! Looks like you're going to Hogwarts then. I just wish I could go with you to gather your supplies but I have to go meet my instructors. I wish I could get out of it but they are the one's who'll help me become a Auror...

It not only tidies up your layout but make it so much easier for your readers.

Secondly is details and descriptions. You have all of these lovely new characters (and have clearly done work on their characteristics/traits) but we still don't know what any of them look like. The same is true of your environment. Tell us what their cozy family-house is like. Never fear that you're telling us too much when writing about those kind of things!

Finally is that honestly gorgeous opening. You have no idea how few people on this site never introduce the Wizarding world when starting their own OU. My ONE AND ONLY point on this is that you really could've rolled that out for a tiny bit longer (Maybe explaining all things magical to us in the first chapt J.R.R.Tolkin style).

I know it probably sounds like I'm relentlessly hashing at your story but trust me, if you want to dive into writing all seven years (AND I REALLY HOPE YOU DO!) you won't regret working on these things at all. (I wish I did when I started but I was very big headed back then :P haha!).

Wow, that's the longest review I've ever done!

Can't wait to see what you do next!
SiriusAura92 :)

P.S. Oh, and you left the italics on for the second half of the chapter ;)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! :D

I already fixed a lot of things! ^-^ I also thanked you at the end of the first chapter so again thank you so so much!

I promise i'll do my best to work on the punctuation. Along with the grammar (trying to do that now actually XD lol )

You will see the changes I made once it gets Validated.

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Review #10, by SiriusAura92Equal Measure Good and Bad: The Curse of the Stonehenge

29th June 2015:
You have a very interesting story here and I'm very interested in where about it goes.
First things first though, you need to get rid of every 'The' you put in when mentioning Stonehenge. It's just "Stonehenge", no The.

You also need to keep an eye out for repeating yourself such as with "Long-time friend" and the word "barriers" used in two sentences one after the other.

And make sure, everytime you do a P.O.V swap you remember to let the audience know where the character is if its the same location as a previous section.

Minor complaints aside you have given quite a bit to be interested in and I look forward to reading more.

Keep it up!

Author's Response: Thanks Sirius for a comprehensive review. I surely shall look into the issues you have raised. Thanks for taking the time to go through the story minutely and I hope the further chapters shall be better. :) :) :)

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Review #11, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Panic

25th June 2015:
Sorry for being so quiet for so long!

I really like the drama that's finally unfurling between the sisters and I'm actually hoping that this isn't the last time they see each other.

The Battle of Hogwarts! (YAY!) Firstly I want you to know that I do like the way you've approached your climax and the argument of whether they should get involved fits in very nicely. However, traditionally I would recommend more build for a action/battle-climax, especially one the size and scale of The Battle for Hogwarts.
The reason it works here is because we all know about the battle, we all know it's coming and are (on some level) waiting for it.
Perhaps a cheeky POV of a character who's readying for the battle/knows about about its advancement in a previous chapt to wet your audience's apatite for what's coming.
Just a general note for you as a writer really.

On the whole, a very well written chapter and I cannot wait to see what comes!

P.S I also like the new name ;)


Author's Response: Hi there!

It's definitely me who should be apologizing for having not posted anything new in so long. I'm still working on the next chapter, but I swear I'm getting there (just at a truly glacial pace).

I also think there's more to add to this in some parts as you've said. It's annoying that I've sort of posted this as I wrote it instead of writing the whole thing and then posting, but I suppose this way, I get feedback from wonderful people like you and can improve my writing as I go! I've actually spent some time over the last few weeks going back and editing the past chapters, not sure if you noticed. Nothing major changed, just word choice, flow, and the like, but I may change bigger things before I finish this.

Thanks again for your feedback and hopefully I've have a new chapter up soon!

Much love,


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Review #12, by SiriusAura92Taking Back My Life For My Own : To Hell With Them

25th May 2015:

While your story is very interesting, as you already know, the spelling and punctuation really does leave little to be desired.

Might I suggest looking for a Beta reader on the forums to help you as I think you could benefit a lot from it.

Good story and once you learn how to go over your stories with a fine tooth comb, I have little doubt it could become a great one.

Always Keep at it!


Author's Response: Hi There
Thankyou for your advice on that i'm sorry about the mistakes i will try harder next time. I've been trying to log in to forums but for some reason it wont let me on and yes i very much so need an editor Fancey the job ? he he. But in the mean time i will try my best next time also thankyou for kind words on the story itself i just hope i will get ther in the end and become better in time. You take care and thankyou so much for taking the time to reviewing my story by for now.
Bruce x

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Review #13, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Learn

13th May 2015:
Hey there,

It's little wander why your not so impressed with this chapter as it is a bit of a slow burner.
While the character progression is very nice there is quite a bit that could've been trimmed and replaced with something a bit more progressive (Such as the P.O.V of another character). Even if it's something small it gives your readers the sense of learning something more about your story and where it's going (or think it's going).

Not a badly written chapter at all!
Well Done,
SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: As always, your comments get it exactly right! It is a slow chapter, though I suppose necessary for some important character development. It doesn't quite match with the fast past of other chapters. I actually have a different POV bit written, but it didn't materialize until after I'd posted this one, so I wanted to wait to see what people thought.

Thanks again for the review!


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Review #14, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Run

27th April 2015:

The past couple of chapters have been really enjoyable!
One technical thing I would point out is you should pick a way to write out numbers (I personally prefer writing them out to digits) and stick with it as it can look messy especially when you've done the differently in the same line. (As done in this chapter at the end of the sixth paragraph of the Greengrass' POV).

I'm enjoying your story a lot and I'm genuinely looking forward to what happens next!

One thing a bit off topic: I've recently updated the first story of my main series (The Battle of the Survivors) and am looking for people to go over it and let me know if everything's a-okay (I've always found readers can find things that authors could never spot lol). I was wandering, if you have time of course, if you wouldn't mind going through it and letting me know what you think.
No harm if you can't, it is a 35 chapt novel.

Well done again,
SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: Hi again!

Thanks for reviewing and I'm glad you like my story so far! I've generally gone by the rule that one digit numbers are written out and everything else is numerical, but I can see why that would look messy to some.

On the topic of your novel, it seems really interesting and I'd love to check it out, but I don't think I could be of much help to you right now as I'm quite swamped with work. I can look at it, but it'd be a slow process I think.

Sorry about that!

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Review #15, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Cast

30th March 2015:
I'm so glad you mentioned Astoria's Charms talent in your AN because that really was my biggest problem with this chapter.
Yes, you have said she's talented at Chamrs but (As a man once said) when it comes to traits in a main character you must always Show not Tell and build up their abilities to show your reader what they're capable of.

Aside from that I am enjoying the pace of your story and look forward to where it's going.


Author's Response: Hi!
I think you're totally right with the whole show not tell thing. I thought about it too, but felt it was too late to go back and change some chapters. I may still do that later on, but I haven't decided yet. I regret a little bit not writing the entire story out before posting so I would know exactly what does and doesn't work, but in the end, I'm glad I did it this way.
Thanks again for your feedback!

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Review #16, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Unite

23rd March 2015:
Reading your three new chapts at once is kind of exhausting haha!

Firstly, I really enjoy your action scenes. Considering you said you've not done anything like that before, you do them incredibly well and the result was BRU-TAL!

The plot twist with the parents running the safe-houses was also really nicely done though I was surprised when Daphne admitted that she was the attacker.

Very well done

Author's Response: Hi again!
Glad you liked it! I do accredit some of my action writing to the plentiful and gratuitous action movies I watch.
I'm also glad you liked the safe house thing, I'm working out some details with that now and the newest chapter will hopefully be up soon!

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Review #17, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Enlist

21st March 2015:

I think you did Bella very well personally. I think she would have been able to put up a better fight against Daphne though (unless she wasn't trying too hard which does make sense).

Your descriptions already are getting better so definitely keep it up! :D

I think you could've done a lot more with Daphne being gone. Show us what she's going through (Maybe for a couple of chapters even!) and show us what Astoria would/could do at Hogwarts without her and then really hit us with a reunion.

Anywho I still really enjoyed this chapter and am still excited to see what happens next!

Keep up the great work!

Author's Response: Hello!
Thank you for the review! I'm glad you like Bellatrix! Yes, I'm 100% sure that Bellatrix could beat Daphne in a fight, but went easy to see what she could do.
I'm not spending too many chapters on this part because something is happening very soon that changes the focus entirely, so I don't want to spend too many words here.
Without giving anything away, I think it'll be something really unexpected...
Anyway, thanks for reviewing!

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Review #18, by SiriusAura92On Crumbling Lives: Change

17th March 2015:
Hi there!

I think you have a really strong story here.
The torture/action scenes are really effective, your take on the Greengrass' story is something I find very interesting and your writing style in general is nicely done.
I've really enjoyed what I've read so far and I definitely want to see where this goes.

What I would say is you would gain a lot from adding in some finer details (such as environments/surroundings) just to add a bit of colour to it and maybe slow it down just a bit. While you've done very well, this is just the third chapt and we've already had a pretty harsh torture scene and our main character has just attempted murder!
Slow down a tad (Just a tad!) to work on building your characters and their relationships up a bit more before chugging away again and I guarantee you, not only will your readers get more out of it, but I bet you'd probably enjoy more too! (I always love writing for the characters I've built up.)

Well done for this and I cannot wait to see how this all pans out for the Greengrass'!

Hope this helps
SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: Hi!
Thank you so much for your review! This is my first time doing something like this, so I really appreciate your suggestions! I think you're completely right on all fronts and will definitely work on that, maybe even editing the existing chapters. I think you're especially right on the whole setting the scene thing. I did want it to move quite quickly because I didn't want it to be too long, but I completely see where you're coming from and will definitely be taking that into account when I write more chapters.
I'm so glad you've enjoyed this little world I've created for these way too often ignored characters.
Thanks again!

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Review #19, by SiriusAura92Fallen Redemption: Torture

2nd February 2015:
Wow again!
I don't think I've ever seen a whole chapter dedicated to torture before but, although there was a nice amount of detail throughout, I think you would've benefited a little from just a bit more detail at the beginning. Really show us what He's done to her in-between chapts.

I'm also not quite sure how I feel about Voldemort using Muggle inventions (Such as the TV) considering how much he hates them. Maybe magical creations based off of Muggle tech.

Anyway, these are just small points as I really enjoyed this chapter and am, once again, impressed by how you can grab that much attention with the final paragraph.

Well done and I look forward to the next one!


Author's Response: Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed it. I know exactly what you mean about Voldemort using muggle inventions, but I can also see him being attracted to the added power and influence they can give him. I've also been thinking about how he tends to try to lull people into a false sense of security and might be able to do that by pretending to embrace parts of the muggle world before completely taking over. Do I necessarily think he would do this? I don't know, probably not. But I decided to play with it anyway :)

Again, thank you for your constructive, thoughtful, and positive review. I'm glad I'm able to hold your attention! I'll be posting the next chapter soon!


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Review #20, by SiriusAura92Fallen Redemption: Harry

28th January 2015:
Well worth the wait!
I was a little surprised at Harry's slight memory loss, forgetting he was a Horcrux and his meeting with Dumbledore (If that event even happened in your AU) but I guess he was in a coma for seven (I see what you did there!!!) years and anything could've happened to him.

And that ending... Oh I'm looking forward to what happens next!

Well done,
SiriusAura92 :)

Author's Response: Thanks! I figured he would have at least some memory loss. And don't worry, the next chapter is already being validated!


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Review #21, by SiriusAura92Oh dear, Regulus: The Hogwarts Express

12th September 2014:
Considering it's you first story, you've done a good job.
Your characters and the way they interact are all pretty well done. So you're good there!

You might want to edit this spacing wise though. Close the gaps in-between paragraphs (as they're like ten spaces long) and start a new paragraph every time someone different starts talking.

eg. Regulus passed one of their house elves. "Take my trunk and owl from my room, and load it in the carriage."

"Of course, Master Regulus, sir," it replied before hurrying off.

It'll just help you tidy it up a bit.

You could also look into working on some finer details, such as the environment we're in, but the more you write the easier that'll come to you.

Hope this helps and I look forward to what comes next!


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Review #22, by SiriusAura92Crimson Linings: PROLOGUE: Run, Little Girl.

12th September 2014:
This was a really good read! I loved how dark you've already made the story and you've given us just enough to go on to give us an idea on what's happening (which I enjoy a lot!).

Your details in both environment and emotions are done incredibly well too.
Maybe we could have done with a bit of a physical description on the men chasing her to give us some recognition for them later... But that's me being really picky!

Really well done for this and I can't wait to read what happens next,


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Review #23, by SiriusAura92Lily and Alice: Chapter 2: A Celebration and A Contest

15th August 2014:
My advise for the last two chapters is pretty much the same for the prologue.
Only these chapters REALLY need a good coloring in with some details especially since you're introducing new characters to us.

There's also a feeling of being rushed. Not that you rushed in writing this but that we go from one scenario to the next within a flash. One second Frank's asking Alice out, the next we're half way through a joke that's interrupted by a Death Eater. Try to just take your time with things and let us know where we are first (unless you building tension) before you start getting into the meat of the scene. (Can you see what I'm saying?)

HOWEVER, like I've said before your writing has real potential (I wouldn't be posting if I thought it didn't).
There's little to no grammar mistakes that I can see, your idea is one I haven't seen before and is very interesting and you build relationships incredibly well. Everything between Frank and Alice and Lestrange and Alice (when the man turned out to be a Lestrange, I genuinely did gasp) I loved.

Trust me, once you start picking up details they start becoming second nature and it gets easier.

I'd recommend going over and updating these chapters again and just having a play around with them before going on much further. Again trust me, you'll be thankful of it later.

I really hope this helps (Sorry if I went on a bit. I think this is my longest review ever haha!) and definitely keep it up!
Best of luck!

Author's Response: I appreciate your feedback. I think you're right. I do need to re-work my chapters to add detail. I'm not sure when I'll get around to it, but I will do it at some point.
I tend to want to rush things and get to the meat of the story. I will work on that.

Thank you for your thoughtful review. So many people read stories without giving any feedback. You took the time to not only review, but to give meaningful feedback. Thank you!

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Review #24, by SiriusAura92Lily and Alice: Prologue: November 2, 1981

7th August 2014:
This is a really nice intro!
I really like how you've already built a strong relationship between Alice and Lily already and, while I'm not usually a fan of showing the ending before telling the story, you've actually made quite an effective use of it (So well done for that!).

You would do well to add in a few more finer details/descriptions (Such as characters and environments). Once you get those down, it will triple the enjoyment of your already nicely done writing style.

Hope this helps!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review! It is so nice to get feedback. I'll work on being more descriptive. Thanks for the tip. I appreciate that you told me what you liked and what you didn't. This may sound weird, bit you're a very good reviewer.

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Review #25, by SiriusAura92The New Future: Making the Arrangements

28th July 2014:

Considering this is your first Fic, you've not done a bad job!
The chapter started out quite strongly and the introduction of Arianna was really quite nice.

I think what you might want to look into is that you may have tried to put in a bit too much a bit too soon into a single chapter.

I'm not saying that having multiple plots is a bad thing (My main fic at the mo is full of them!) but you would definitely benefit from learning to focus a bit more on what your chapter's going to be about. (It did feel a bit unnatural when they just randomly stopped talking about their time-travelling mission to gossip about what happened at a party.)

I think you've got something good here though and your story has a lot of potential!
Keep it up!

Just remember to slow down a bit, take your time and let us enjoy meeting these new characters and the journey they're going on.

Hope this helps

Best of Luck,
SiriusAura92 :)

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