Quidditch Pitch Interview with Amanuensis

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with Amanuensis
Interviewee: Amanuensis
Date(s): November 2005
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2005, Amanuensis was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

[my favorite book]: Definitely "Order of the Phoenix"...I loved how progressively darker the books got up to OotP, and OotP was not only one darkbook, it felt to be the book that really developed Harry, not just the characters around him...I felt "Half Blood Prince" regressed a little—though still a dark book, it's morefocused on plot than on character development. There's a huge amount of exposition in Book Six, with Harry reduced to an observer, and somehow we lost that angry, grieving Harry. I missed that Harry.
I write a lot of smut—I sort of think thatit's what I'm known for—and I can't write smut or romance that doesn'twork for me.... If it doesn't make my own personallust-o-meter zing, then I can't write it or I have to change it.
When I have a deadline... And I have to write the non-smutty bits, sitting down and WRITING is sometimes all there is. It's brute force but it works... Sometimes I will deliberatelyleave things until the last minute because I am more productive that way. When a deadline is there, I can write more in four hours on the day before than I can in twenty spread out over a week, when the deadline is not so pressing.
Well I'd not actually written male/male erotica much before—in fact, I'd justwritten my first male/male erotica just a week or two before I discovered HP fanfiction... I suppose I was just ripe for exploring that side of my erotica interests. Elegant villains and non-consensual erotica light my fire, so I can't help but put Lucius Malfoyinto a lot of my fics.