Tag Archives: Dumbledore/McGonagall fanfic

“Resolving a Misunderstanding” Anniversary

Resolving a MisunderstandingI began writing and posting Resolving a Misunderstanding to an ADMM (Albus Dumbledore/Minerva McGonagall) forum and to fanfiction.net back in mid-February 2012, and after a reviewer encouraged me to post to the Petulant Poetess, I began to polish up the story and to post it to that archive later that month, and then to Sycophant Hex – Lumos, as well.

Resolving a Misunderstanding was my first HP fanfic, and it became the basis for eighteen other fics begun between then and now—most of them completed.

An Archive of Our Own LogoSemi-coincidentally, I’ve begun archiving Resolving a Misunderstanding to An Archive of Our Own this month, six years after I began writing it, and four and a half years after I posted the epilogue to the Petulant Poetess and the Sycophant Hex – Lumos archives. Continue reading

Resolving a Misunderstanding now available in mobi format

If you enjoy rereading Resolving a Misunderstanding, or would like to read it for the first time but without being tethered to the internet and a fic archive, it is now available in (unencrypted) mobi format on Our Mirror of Erised.

ADMM in Resolving a Misunderstanding - links to folder location for RaM download

If you are already a member of Our Mirror of Erised, click here to go directly to the folder containing the file.

ETA: There are now many of my fics available in mobi/Kindle format, downloadable both from OMoE and from the Box cloud. To pick a fic and download it from Box, check out this list on my LJ. Edited 19 March 2013. Continue reading

What is Harry Potter “canon”?

The Pottermore conundrum for fanfic writers.

PottermoreNow that details are being revealed from the new Pottermore site and the new info that JKR is making available there, all kinds of previously held canon facts are being thrown into question. For example, Minerva McGonagall was always estimated as having been born in 1924 or 1925, and that she began teaching at Hogwarts in her early thirties. (This was based on a statement Rowling made in an early Scholastic.com interview, in which she said that McGonagall was a “sprightly 70,” presumably in the then-current book, Goblet of Fire, which took place in 1994-95. Subtract 70 from 1994 and you get 1924, and since her birthday is in October, Minerva would have been 70 for most of the 1994-95 school year if she were born in October 1924.)

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On this day, four years ago . . .

Thoughts on Deathly Hallows, Writing, and the Muse

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows adult edition cover artOn 1 August 2007, I was still reeling from having read Deathly Hallows in a marathon reading session a little over a week before, and was recovering from my shock and disappointment. As I was reading, I kept waiting for the book to get better, kept waiting for it to feel like the Harry Potter series I had come to know and love. Continue reading

New: Fanfic Recommendations Page

bearded man reading in the study

I have occasionally made fanfic recommendations on my blog. Now, rather than having to search through myriad posts tagged “fanfic recommendation” and skim through the blather to find the recommendations: Continue reading