Quidditch Pitch Interview with Thevina (March 2006)

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

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

I must admit that I need to reread the books; I've been so caught up in fanon I haven't revisited the books in ages. That being said, despite all caps!Harry, I really enjoy OotP because I see it through George Weasley's eyes. I wrote a long story called Countdown that basically tells the whole book from George's POV, and I feel I know that book the best, having imagined all kinds of things George and Fred and their roommates got up to. They delve in and out of that book a lot, despite it being from Harry's POV.
There are a few authors whose stories I read again and again: Josan, Scribbulus Ink, Dementor Delta, Kaalee, Maeglin Yedi, Minx :) see, it's too difficult. I read a lot, both new authors and those who've been around longer.
If you can, find a good beta reader, and hold on to her/him. Having another set of eyes on one's story can make all the difference between a good story and one that is exceptional. No matter how many times you as the author have spell-checked and canon-checked and made sure the dialogue is punctuated properly, *you've* written the story, and all of the details to it that seem so obvious to you may be rendered invisible to another reader. Additionally, a good beta can prod you to improve on sections and challenge you to write your absolute best. Also- keep writing! And don't compare your works to others and despair, finding yourself wanting; even people who've been writing for years, whether fanfic, professionally, or both, have moments of insecurity.