English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Dear Eoin Colfer,
You were one of the people that inspired me to write. So far, I’ve written a few fanfictions, but
I’m trying to write a book using some detials of Japanese fables. Have you ever read some
“fanfiction” based on your work? Some of it seems a little crazy. Hard to find a good fic among all
the…unique ones. I run a fanfiction site with some of the best fics in the internet.
Since you wrote your books, the Artimis Fowl series, perhaps you could give me some advice on how to
do it. I especially love the ‘LEP-recon’ joke. My dad, Richard Seltzer, is my main editor and
helper. Perhaps you’ve read some of his own writing? And your advice to go through this book would
be good as well. My dad means well, but he’s easy to confuse. My personal favorite line from your
last book is, “What is a civilian doing giving tactical advice?” It was funny in my mind. These
days, ‘civilians’ know as much about war as some generals.
As a side note, it would be an honor for you to come to my school, Catholic Memorial, and talk about
how you got the ideas your books. If you can’t, that’s understandable. Just don’t let the Artemis
Fowl series lay as is, though. I’d love to see how it develops further. May Artemis, Butler, and the
others grow as characters…if possible at this point.
PS: Didn’t know you were a preformer until I saw your site. Very nice backround songs in it.
When you hear about home invasions, you expect
it’s some desprite man trying to find something to