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In honor of the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premier, I give you the trailer.

http://youtu.be/_EC2tmFVNNE

And in the spirit of HP, I would like to know, who is your favorite HP character?  Why?  And which book was your favorite.

I’ll start….. this is hard since I loved so many, but in the end I think my fave HP character is Sirius; although Lupin, Snape, Dumbledore and Fred and George come in a very close second.

Why did I love Sirius? I think it’s because I loved what he represented to Harry.  He was Harry’s way out from the Dursley’s, the closest thing he would ever have to his parents and Sirius wanted to love Harry and give him a home.  He was Harry’s hope.  And it’s funny to think about now considering I came from a two parent home and was the middle of eight children, but I wished Sirius would come save me too.  He represented that wish I think every child has on some level, so he had to die, because at some point, as adults, we have to let go of that.

I also think he had the most tragic life, living in Azkaban for over eleven years for a crime he didn’t commit, becoming a fugitive and even your closest friend doubts your innocence.

Which answers the next question, if you haven’t guessed by now, my fave book of the series was Prisoner of Azkaban.  Not that I didn’t love the others, but this book, when I read it at the time, was amazing, from the parallels of Buckbeak to Sirius, to Hermoine’s time travel, and Sirius’ and Buckbeaks eventual escape, not to mention Professor Lupin and the Boggart and Harry and his Patronus.  I could go on, but I would love to hear you responses.

Hmmm, perhaps my patronus has captured my pencil…oh what if my patronus was my pencil! ;p Mind boggling I know.

Don’t forget to leave me your answers in the comments and if you have a short story or poem you would like to share contact me at ejeglin@yahoo.com.

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It’s Thursday, yay, and that means at midnight hundreds of people will be smashing into theaters to watch the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiere, unfortunately I won’t be one of them. But, I do get to name the blog of the week for this week and the winner is:

Jami Gold

First off, I want to say Jami is one of the best people to follow on twitter, so if you’re not following her do it.  She’s very friendly and one of the most supportive people I’ve come across.

I actually had planned on naming her blog last week to go along with the end of her “How to Create a Strong Character” series, but I didn’t, so now I, even though it has ended, I encourage you to go over to her blog and read up on her ways to create a three-dimensional MC.  These posts went far beyond the standard give your Main Character flaws advice we run into over and over.  No, she really digs into what makes a person and encourages readers to use techniques such as masks, contrasting and goals to really let readers know who your MC.

Her blog is very insightful and if you have any questions all you have to do is ask.  Jami is more than willing to offer support to others and as both an insightful writer and friendly person I recommend this blog to everybody.

For those of you who are going to see HP tonight have fun and I’m so not jealous.  It gives me more time to look for my pencil.

Also, if you have short story or poem you would like to share, I’d be happy to post it on my blog, just contact me at ejeglin@yahoo.com.

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