Fan Fiction of the Week: With Stars in Their Eyes

With Stars in Their Eyes is a wonderful Harry Potter fan fiction written by loony lovegood. In this week's edition of Fan Fiction of the Week, we take a closer look at this phenomenal story.

Give us a brief summary of With Stars in Their Eyes.

With Stars in Their Eyes is about a pureblood Slytherin girl named Sophia Travers that comes from a close family with dark secrets. She struggles to fit in amongst her peers and is drawn to Fred Weasley's carefree personality. Upon falling in love with him, she is forced to choose between love and loyalty.

What inspired you to write With Stars in Their Eyes?

I've always been an avid Harry Potter fan, and I was especially intrigued with the Black family story. I think the stormy relationship between the Blacks was what inspired me most. It really moved me to create a character faced with the decision to do what's right or leave behind basically her whole identity. And of course, the witty prankster Fred Weasley was my favorite choice to be the leading man.

How long have you been working on this story?

I only just started writing it a short while ago, maybe two weeks, but I had the character Sophia Travers in my mind for a long time.

What is your favorite thing about writing With Stars in Their Eyes?

I miss new Harry Potter books being published, so being able to write about the wizarding world is exciting for me. I also love writing it because I find it easy to relate to Sophie's soft spoken nature even though she has a million things to say. Also, Fred's witty sarcasm is always entertaining to write.

What is the most challenging thing about writing it?

The most challenging part about writing this story is that Sophie's character is a bit of a shattered soul. She tries so hard, but she still feels like an outsider in a place she is supposed to be able to call home. On top of that, she is constantly fighting her natural instincts by forcing herself to behave the way she is expected to. Sometimes her conflicting emotions are hard to express.

Have you ever experienced writer's block with this story? If so, how did you overcome it?

It's early on in the story, but I actually have had writer's block. To cure it, I listened to some music and tried to think less of the plot and more how Sophie would react and her feelings. I even wrote a few letters from her point-of-view to other characters in the story.

Do you write with an outline, or just wing it?

I have a very basic outline for certain events that will eventually happen, but how and when they'll come about in the story is just created as I go.

Do you have any pre/post writing rituals?

I really like creating playlists to inspire me as I write. After I finish a chapter, I like reading it out loud to proof read and make sure things flow well.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?

I'd just like to say thank you for reading! I know the Harry Potter craze has died down some, but I'm a huge fan and am so appreciative that people give my story a chance. I hope you'll continue reading and enjoying! Mischief managed!

Special thanks to silent hearts. and nearly witches. for editing.

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