Quidditch Pitch Interview with Auntee Mame (2005)
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|Title:||Quidditch Pitch Interview with Auntee Mame|
|Interviewee:||Auntee Mame a.k.a. Kerryblaze|
|External Links:||interview is here; reference link|
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In 2005, Auntee Mame (a.k.a. Kerryblaze) was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch as a featured author for December. Her story "Compatibility" was chosen as one of the Editor's Choice stories for the month. Kerry was later interviewed again in 2008, after she joined the staff of the archive.
The interview was written in story format, as if the interviewers and Kerry were at Hogwarts with the Harry Potter characters. The excerpts below are Auntee Mame's quotes.
My inspiration [for my stories] is usually everyday things. Often something happens and I think what would a Harry Potter character do in this situation? [...] Or sometimes a line, usually dialogue, just pops in my head and I'll write a story about it.
Goblet of Fire [is my favorite HP book], because I feel it's not only the most dramatic but also the most soulful.
Ron [is my favorite character] because he's an average kid that doesn't back down from a challenge. He doesn't have Hermione's brains or Harry's destiny, but he doesn't run away--that's bravery and loyalty! Everyone should have a friend like Ron. That's one of the things I love about the characterization of Ron. Is that despite everything, his own fears, especially in Chamber of Secrets, he still went into the Forbidden Forest with Harry. He's always protecting either Harry or Hermione and he's proved he'd willingly die for Harry.
The Wrinkle in Time series was my Harry Potter when I was a kid. I read them over and over, forced my friends to read them, and obsessed about the characters. Fangirls are born not made.
Write what you feel comfortable writing. Don't try to write in a genre or pairing because you think it will impress the right people. That will come through in your writing. If you love and feel what you are writing, that is what will attract people to your stories.