Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.

April 08, 2011

H is for Help and Harry Potter!!

First off, there's an awesome charity going on called Crits for Water hosted by the lovely Katherine Brauer (aka Kat). My best friend and writing partner Jessica Lei is offering up a critique herself in honor of the charity. Having been critted by her since the beginning of time, let me just say that she is awesome. Like... seriously. Awesome.

Also, you guys should follow her blog. It's worth the jump over and a simple little click. (Yes, I'm shamelessly pimping her out. :D) She might not post often, but when she does it's totally worth it!

Back to Crits for Water for a moment, you should definitely go check it out here and donate--can't donate there, but, that's where you get the information! It's amazing.

Onto a different topic--Harry Potter. There is nothing more amazing in the entire world than Harry Potter. (Crits for water is very close. As is Jessie. Actually, Jessie's better.) I mean, really. How can you not love this? I'm clearly obsessed--and that's okay. I know that I am completely and utterly in love with this story, but it really it's amazing.

I can remember when I used to compare all my characters or base them off of J.K. Rowling's amazingness. I used to wish I would get my Hogwarts letter and that I could escape from being just plain-old-Devin and become a witch. Even a bad one would've been okay!

Harry Potter was what got me writing in the first place. It is because of this story that I found myself in this amazing world of people, realms, characters and plots. I am ever thankful to J.K. Rowling and her characters.

What got you guys started off in the path of being a writer?

(And don't forget to donate to get an awesome crit from Jessica~!)


  1. I did a similar thing with my first novel (epic high fantasy) and my favourite high fantasy book characters. I have since tried to rein the story in & make it my own, but it's a huge mess now. lol

    I too love Harry Potter!

  2. I love HP too. Such a rich story, inspiring characters and a wonderful world to get lost in. Great H post.

  3. I LOVE harry potter. I have to admit, I find that JK Rowling is not only a fantastic author, but deserves to be credited for getting millions of chilren, teens and adults to read! Same with Stephanie Meyer. Doesn't matter if everyone loves her characters, she got people reading and for that I respect her. Great post!

  4. Thanks for the links. I love Harry Potter too :)

  5. I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Creative Blog Award.
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  6. I HEART Harry Potter! Seriously. Love it. Twilight was actually what made me start writing my stories down. (I know. Twilight.) After that book I was hooked on writing and haven't let up since. :)

  7. Trisha - awe, I'm sure you'll get it figured out soon!

    Kari - I definitely agree! Thanks for stopping by.

    Lindsay - I agree with you completely. J.K. Rowling is amazing in more than one way.

    Michelle - Yay, HP lovers! Thanks for stopping by.

    Deirdra - Wow, thank you! Thanks for visiting!

    Chantele - Yay! Another HP lover! I'm glad you started writing no matter what was the catalyst. :)


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