Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.
Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.
All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.
Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.
From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.
No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.
There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.
Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.
All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is!
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!
The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.
Here is another of the wild mixed up generators that I use to create the story titles for The Adventures of Quaraun The Insane. This one creates 20 splork style titles to a time.
A Splork Title: yes, that is an actual writing term, it is not something I made up; the word Splork means "character stand in". If you are writing a story and can't think of a name for your character, you use the word Splork in place of a character name, when writing, rather then stop your creative writing flow. If you have multiple unnamed characters, you use Splork1, Splork2, etc.
The Splork title generator, creates story titles, using your main character's name. Simply take the word Splork, and replace it with your main character's name instead.
For example, if I was to take one of these titles, say Splork and the Rancid Yak Butter, and use it for a Quaraun story, I would change Splork to Quaraun, to come up with Quaraun and the Rancid Yak Butter. Or as it's a food title, I might be more inclined to use Quaraun's lover BoomFuzzy the candy maker, to get BoomFuzzy and The Rancid Yak Butter. You get the idea, so here's they are: Splork Story Titles...
Write a story using one of the following story titles: