Quidditch Pitch Interview with Dramaphile

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with Dramaphile
Interviewee: Dramaphile
Date(s): July 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2006, Dramaphile was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

My best friend introduced me to fanfic when I was fifteen, and I was hooked. I first started reading and writing in the X-Files fandom. My first stories were really cheesy PG-rated fluff fics, and some crackfic, and I didn't post them on the internet for about six months, until I got the courage to put them up on fanfiction.net, back when it was still free of most Mary Sues. I look back at them now and cringe, because they're so bad they're funny! I wrote my first slash fic when I discovered Harry Potter fic, about a year and a half ago, because another good friend introduced me and got me hooked.
Sirius, of course! I'm so in love with that man. He completely fascinates me, because he's this fully grown man who got stuck in the process of maturing, so as an adult, he's still got the sensibilities of the man he was before all hell broke loose. And I love being able to play around with his canine traits, something I strongly identify with him. He's smart, he's loyal, he's energetic and easily-distracted by shiny things, he's not afraid to bark in the face of danger or oppression, and he's terribly impulsive. Plus, he's totally hot according to canon.
Write write write write write. I've been writing fic for close to seven years, and I didn't start at nearly the same level as I am now. Hell, I feel like I've improved over the last year, simply from writing so much. I think it's also important, especially if long stories intimidate you, to start small and write a lot of drabbles and ficlets and prompts, and then go from there. For some people (definitely not me!), writing a 50,000 word fic is a good start, but I've found that learning to write in little bits helps so much in cleaning up your words and teaching you to keep your stories to the point.
To live happily ever after with the man of his choice gracing his bed. No, really, I want Harry to survive, and Hermione and Ron, and I want them to all have a chance to start over and learn how to be themselves once everything is over. And maybe find some love along the way as well.