Quidditch Pitch Interview with Rondastarr (March 2006)

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with Rondastarr
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Interviewee: Rondastarr & Kelly
Date(s): March 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here
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Contents

In March 2006, Rondastarr was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch as an "Editor's Choice" author. She was later interviewed as part of a "Captain's Interviews" series.

Rondastarr was interviewed with her co-writer Kelly.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

TQP: How did you get involved with writing fan fiction?

Rondastarr: I have been running around HP fanfic sites since I discovered the books back in May 2004. I never got into writing until I started writing this story [The Hidden Doorway] with Kelly. I had this idea for a story but knew I would not be able to put my ideas to paper with out help. I told Kelly my idea, which was originally a Harry/Ginny story, and she suggested Draco/Ginny and said she would be interested in writing it. I knew Kelly was an excellent writer from her past works so I was happy be working with her.

Kelly: I was pregnant and bored and reading fan fiction. I kept complaining about the lame stories I kept coming across so one of my friends told me to shut up and write a story myself. So, I started writing "Finally!" as a joke, and then it sort of blew up on ff.net and I got almost 1,000 reviews on it so I kept on writing after that.

TQP: What advice would you give other writers?

Rondastarr: Research what you are writing. If you are going to write about a topic that is unfamiliar to you research it, get the facts, at the very lest to make the stories plot credible. If it is not a research worthy topic then at least write in realism and canon characterization, no matter what off shoots you take to that.

Kelly: Advice? Don't pay attention to stereotypes in fan fiction and write how you interoperate [sic] the characters. Always try to write original fiction too.

TQP: If you could ask JKR one thing what would it be?

Rondastarr: Since she wrote about Remus I would assume she has a werewolf theory somewhere in her mind. I would want to know if on those days when the sun is out and you can still see the moon, and if it's a full moon, which I'm not sure if that only happens the more north you go but because England is a bit higher latitude then where I am, I would assume they see this affect as well, would a werewolf be in werewolf form all the time the full moon if out, even if it's day time, and if so, how did that work out for Remus.