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Review #1, by marauderfan Chapter One

2nd June 2014:
Hi! I'm here with your requested review - and sorry for taking like 80 years to get to it!

Your areas of concern included a couple of chapters, but I only do one chapter per request just to be fair to all requesters, so if you'd like a review on a later chapter feel free to re-request. :)

Ok, so for this chapter. It's a really original idea for a fic and I love that you're exploring a side of the wizarding world that is really rather unpleasant, especially to someone who's just saved the wizarding world at 17 (or someone who helped do it and now may or may not be signed for professional quidditch!) I can understand why Ginny shies away from interviews, especially since all she's gotten before is just Rita Skeeter making up gossip about her. Goodness I can't imagine working with Rita Skeeter. That would be the worst. Poor Laura!

I think the plot so far is entertaining. You've jumped right into the conflict and what's happening, along with a couple of funny interactions with coworkers. So far it flows pretty well! You asked if the plot was thick enough - it's not thick like mystery-novel-thick, but it's also not meant to be that way. It seems pretty lighthearted and seems like the right amount of plot for the story, if you know what I mean. Not everything needs twists and turns and cliffhangers, it just needs to be interesting in order to be engaging. And this is interesting! :)

In terms of general writing, the things I would watch out for are tense shifts (it hops between past and present a few times), and sentences in dialogue tags without a full stop at the end. Fortunately those are easy to fix with a quick read-through!

Your description in terms of back story is good. It's not all dumped at once, rather it's spread throughout the chapter with little anecdotes like Hermione walking with Harry and sending Rita Skeeter into a gossip-fuelled frenzy, haha. But if you wanted to, I think there's more you could do in terms of setting. I saw a little in there like the description about Laura's boss's fancy office chair and slow drawl of speaking. But what does the interior of the Daily Prophet office look like? Its a setting I'm not familiar with from the books, so I think it'd be cool to visualise it through the descriptions. E.g. wall colour, how crowded are the office cubicles, is the room noisy with the sound of magic typewriters/hundreds of quills scratching - there's a lot of little detail that might be fun to add if you want, but of course its up to you!

This is a good beginning chapter! Nice work, and again I'm so sorry for the delay!

Author's Response: Thanks so much!

I'm glad its positive. I wrote this story a few years ago now with very little idea of a plot and had never written a fan fiction. I'm not surprised about the tenses or the punctution at the end of dialogue. A beta just read one of my latest and said the same thing.

I'm toying with re-writing the whole thing now that the plot has actually formed, and resetting the daily prophet office to diagon alley rather than the ministry. A cannon fact we found out later that now annoys me that I got it wrong.

Thanks for reading and for the brillint review.


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Review #2, by nayin Chapter 7

2nd December 2012:
oh how i love your story

Author's Response: Thanks always great to hear
Hats. x

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Review #3, by hp481516 Chapter 7

24th May 2012:
Great job! I loved the "Harry Potter and the unknown boy" article!

Author's Response: Thanks for all the reviews and thanks for sticking with my story when I didn't update for two months or something like that.

Glad you enjoyed reading,


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Review #4, by majestic_ginny Chapter 7

24th May 2012:
This story was a lot of fun to read! :D I loved all of the characters and I'm glad to see Rita got what she deserved. Congrats on finishing the story and I hope to see more from you! Thank you for keeping me hooked till the end! :D--Nadia

Author's Response: Thanks so much. I was toying with letting Rita off the hook but I couldn't do it. I just think that Harry Ron and Hermione deserve a bit of peace - Ginny too.

It's so good to hear I kept you hooked. Thank you for reading and thanks for reviewing


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Review #5, by AmeliaQ Chapter 7

23rd May 2012:
This was so good, I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

Author's Response: Thanks very much and thanks for reviewing.


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Review #6, by Lana Chapter 6

11th March 2012:
Great chapter! I can't wait for more and to see what their plan is! I loved the bit with Harry getting angry! Post more soon!

Author's Response: Hey sorry I didn't reply til now.
The 7th and final chapter is in the queue so hopefully you should be able to read it soon.

Thanks for all your reviews.


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Review #7, by hp481516 Chapter 6

24th February 2012:
Great job! I am really interested to see where this is going!

Author's Response: Last Chapter is waiting.

Thanks for reading, thanks for your reviews.


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Review #8, by Jet LaBarge Chapter 5

18th February 2012:
Delightful story. Made me laugh! Great written from the point of view of someone visiting the Weasley family. Like the way you portray Ginny too. I see Harry as stable, but Ginny as a little bit of a loose cannon, well, not a Cannon, a loose Harpy?

Author's Response: SO glad it made you laugh. I wasn't sure about the Humour tag but went for it anyway


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Review #9, by hp481516 Chapter 5

20th January 2012:
I enjoyed this chapter immensely. It was definitely one of the funniest. I am very excited for the next chapter!

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Review #10, by sbmcneil Chapter 5

18th January 2012:
Great chapter! That sounds like a great way to do an interview :)

Author's Response: I thought so too


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Review #11, by majestic_ginny Chapter 5

18th January 2012:
Wow, this is brilliant. I can't wait to read more -- especially Rita's reaction and everything else. Please update soon!

10/10 :D

Author's Response: 10/10 Really? there must be something I can improve on.

Thanks for the review and I'm glad you like it

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Review #12, by hp481516 Chapter 4

26th December 2011:
Awesome chapter! I think this was my favorite chapter since the first one. Again, I think you capture Laura's voice really well, especially with the line about Krum only being cute on a broomstick. I loved that Kreacher was there too!

Author's Response: Thanks, I wasn't as sure about this chapter as I have been with the others so its really good to get a positive response.
Thanks as ever for all the reviews.

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Review #13, by sbmcneil Chapter 4

16th December 2011:
Very interesting story! I love the outsider point of view. Ginny is awesome, I can only imagine what Gwenog's office must have looked like.

Author's Response: For some reason the whole training for the ballet thing got stuck in my head and emerged in her office. Not sure why.


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Review #14, by Lana Chapter 4

15th December 2011:
I hate Rita Skeeter, I just hate her! Can't wait for the next chapter when Laura meets the Weasleys! Post more soon! :)

Author's Response: I'm glad your still reading I felt like i rushed chapter four a bit and now I'm taking forever to get number 5 right. I'll get there.
Thanks for the review. Again

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Review #15, by hp481516 Chapter 3

10th December 2011:
Another awesome chapter! I had totally not been expecting the pink thing in Gwennog's office.

Author's Response: Thanks, I'd written the entire chapter before that idea popped into my head, scrapped what i'd wriiten - rewrote it then spent ages wondering whether the pink was totally insane. Which it probably is.
Thanks for the review

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Review #16, by Lana Chapter 3

10th December 2011:
Wow, I really like this story! It's amazing that even though the theme is pretty simpe, getting an interview, it's still so interesting to read! Amazing! I like Laura, I hope she gets to meet the trio as well, or at least Harry! Please post more soon, I promise I'll read it! :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much. Hats for House Elves are 'Happy Hats' which I think are much better - Hats with a cheering charm on - interesting.
Cheers for the review

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Review #17, by unknown Chapter 2

25th October 2011:
Really love ur story !!!
wanna know what's going to happen in the interview :D !!
plz update soon !

Author's Response: Updated, Chapter three is in the queue I know it's been ages sorry about that, but I had a bit of trouble getting it right.
Thanks for reviewing

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Review #18, by GinnyWeasley_13 Chapter One

19th October 2011:
I like your idea for the story I must say. I think it'll be interesting to read about Ginny and co from an outsiders perspective.

Author's Response: Would love to know what you think now it's finished


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Review #19, by hp481516 Chapter One

17th September 2011:
Awesome job! You did a great job of subtly painting what the Wizarding World was like after the 7th book with the references to stuff like Victory Ball and Victims of Voldemort. I am excited for the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thanks very much I hope I can keep you interested.

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Review #20, by Manwe Valarian Chapter One

14th September 2011:
this look like it could be a rather funny story. Can't wait for the next chapter.

Author's Response: Glad you think so.

Thank you for your review


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