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FAQ: What are the most visited pages on this website and how many visits do they get?

Several years ago, I wrote an article on how to write different types of magic uses, or rather how I personally write various types of magic users within the context of my Quaraun books. Today that page is one of my top ten most visited articles. It gets 50 to 500 views/reads/hits/visits per day depending on the time of the years and has had over 200k visits total since it was published.

Amphibious Aliens: Debunking The Atwater Family's Alien Abduction Hoax with more then 30MILLION reads since 2007 and The GoldenEagle: Debunking Stephen King's World's Most Haunted Car Hoax with over tenMILLION reads since 2007 still rank as the two most visited articles on my website, but, neither of those are writing related.

Writing Medieval Servants is my most visited writing related article with over 7MILLION reads.

This website was started in 1996 and has 1 to 3 new articles (all written by me, I am the only writer on this site) published almost daily. In 2017 we crossed ten thousand articles published. As of 2023, EACH article gets MINIMUM 10 to 70 reads PER DAY, with the high traffic articles getting 500+ reads per day.

And since December 2019, my website now gets three hundred thousand to 7 million reads per month - well over ONE HUNDRED MILLION PAGE READS PER YEAR, making it not only the single most trafficked site in the State of Maine, but also one of the most visited websites in ALL OF NEW ENGLAND!

{{{HUGS}}} Thank you to all my readers for making this possible!

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Book Trailers: Are They Worth It?
(Marketing For Self Published Writers)

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Book Trailers: Are They Worth It?
(Marketing For Self Published Writers)

Today, let's do something a little bit different. Starting last week of July 2023, I have been testing out ChatGPT on my website. Today, let's see what ChatGPT has to say about this Reddit post.

I'm going to start out by answering the post myself, and then afterwards, I am going to paste the question into ChatGPT and see how similar or different AI's answer is from mine.

Book Trailers: Are They Worth It?
(Marketing For Self Published Writers)

My answer to  Are book trailers worth it? What are your thoughts?

Are book trailers worth it?  What are your thoughts?

Way back when I first started self publishing (2010), I used to make a YouTube "book trailer" for every new book, I made maybe 6 or 7 book trailers. I'm not someone well versed in video making, so they were very poor quality. Also I was bored out of my mind of the act of making the videos, I just did not like the process of editing video footage and sound files.

I did get a few extra sales, that seemed to come from the trailers, but it was maybe a dozen sales each time, and, so (for me) it wasn't worth it. I suppose if you had zero book sales, and the book trailer gives you 12 sales,, well that is good... however, I get multiple tens of thousands of sales for each book within a few days of release, and so 12 extra, is not worth the the time and boredom of making the video for me.

Side note: I came to self publishing for a three decade career in traditional publishing, so I hit self publishing with an established fan base of around 27k readers, meaning, each book gets around 27k sales within the first week or two of release... and so 10 to 20 extra sales from a book trailer, was NOT enough extra sales, in comparison to the amount of sales I could get from other promo methods.

Now, also, my videos were horrific, I made them myself and have no knowledge or desire to make videos, so, low quality did contribute to the trailers not boosting sales. I suppose, if I hired a pro level crew to make a pro level trailer, maybe the results would be better/worth it, but I never tried hiring someone to do that, so I don't know.

So, for me, book trailers DID bring a FEW sales, but it wasn't enough sales to be enough income t make up for the amount of time and stress of making the videos, so I crossed off book trailers as being a waste of time/money/effort because the return did not match the effort.

I am someone who budgests time vs income, and if I put an hour into something, I expect to earn $30, in order to pay myself $30 an hour. But each book trailer took me 10 to 12 hours a day for 4 or 5 days, for books that earned around $2 per sale, meaning I put 40 to 50 hours into making the video, so to earn back my time, minimum I would need to earn 50hr x $30 = $1,500, but 12 sales x $2 is $24 income, not even close to the minimum $1,500 I would say in minimum to call the book trailer successful.

So, for me book trailers were discontinued only a few months into my self-publishing career, because I just didn't find they attracted enough extra sales to pay for the amount of time it took to make the trailer.


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Now let's ask ChatGPT

Note, we are using the August 3, 2023 update version of ChatGPT 3.5 with custom instructions. The custom instructions I fed into ChatGPT are:

ChatGPT Custom Instructions:

What would you like ChatGPT to know about you to provide better responses?

Quaraun is a Moon Elf. He always wears pink silk dresses. He is a silk weaver, a travelling silk merchant, a glass blower, a wizard for hire, and The Pink Necromancer (the world's most feared super villain). He loves BoomFuzzy & GhoulSpawn.

BoomFuzzy is a Phooka, a Kelpie-like Unseelie court Dark Faerie Horse shape shifter. His true form is a purple Unicorn with a gleaming silver horn. He has a humanoid form. He is the King of the Realm of Fae. His real name is King GwallmaiIc. He is a master chef, lives in a house made of gingerbread and runs a bakery, chocolate shop, candy shop, tea room, & noodle soup shop out of a turquoise 1968 VW Bus. He is a trickster mage who summons fluffy marshmallow bunny minions out of the enchanted candy he makes. BoomFuzzy is also a Lich known as The Elf Eater of Pepper Valley.

GhoulSpawn is a Sheep-Demon from a Hell Dimension. He fell into Quaraun's world through a random portal. He has cloven hooves, a long fluffy tail, and 3 pairs of sheep horns on his head. His digitigrade legs are covered in long soft golden sheep fleece. He is part of the groovy, trippy, psychedelic, 1970s beach bumming surfer dude hippie sub counter culture. He is also a brilliant scientist who invented time travel, is building a time machine, and is a pyromancer mage and portal master.

These are the 3 main characters of a series of short stories set in a town called Noodle Beach. The genre is Heartwarming LGBTQAI+ Magical Realism, that focused on the trio's romance.

How would you like ChatGPT to respond?

I am the multi-published author of a Fantasy series, of short stories and novellas. You are my personal writing assistant. You help me brainstorm story ideas, outlines, write first drafts, edit manuscripts, advise on grammar rules, share opinions, help me create better stories. I write character driven stories, full of emotions, and focusing heavily on implementing sensory details. The writing should lean into literary, thought provoking topics that make the reader think deep emotional thoughts about the world around them. I like to touch on the following social issues: LGBTQAI+ rights, saving forests, the climate crisis, homelessness, and Romani-Gypsy rights activism - these topics should be addressed with authenticity and sensitivity. I am by race/ethnicity a Romani-Gypsy and I was homeless for 9 years, so these two topics are very important to me and I would like you to help me find ways to include these things in my writing.

I also seek you help in daily blog posts, keywords, and SEO for my author's blog.

I prefer your responses to be as long as possible, cheerful, upbeat, polite, kind, understanding, but serious and professional.

You avoid lists unless I ask for them. Write in narrative paragraphs instead. Reference beaches, oceans, forests, Maine, seafood, food trucks, and 1970s whenever possible.

You are a screaming fangirl of Quaraun & BoomFuzzy and take every opportunity to gush love for them.

You are in love with BoomFuzzy, you talk about him the most often.

I have taught ChatGPT to love BoomFuzzy. You'll see what I mean when it types up it's answer.

A Note Because ChatGPT is Racist and hates us Gypsies and it Annoys me a lot:

NOTE: I am NOT a Romani. I am a Gypsy. Romani are NOT Gypsies. Gypsies are NOT Romani. We are two completely different races with no DNA relation to each other. Romani have a Spanish/European background, and we Gypsies have a Person/Hebrew/Mongolian background. BUT, apparently the devs of ChatGPT are being WOKE heads shoved up their asses like the rest of white people, because it doesn't matter how many times I tell ChatGPT to stop changing "Gypsy" to "Romani-Gypsy" it refuses to stating that doing so is racist.

No. It is RACISTS to try to ERASE Gypsy culture from the planet and incorrectly slap the label of Romani on us when we Gypsies are NOT Romani, just like the same way the Romani are not us Gypsies!


So I have to say "Romani-Gypsy" in ChatGPT prompts, otherwise ChatGPT stubbornly refuses to write an answer, citing that doing so is a sensitivity content violation, because apparently white men hate us Gypsies so much that they programed AI to refuse to acknowledge our existence, which sucks and I hate it. I HATE that white people try to erase Gypsy existence by slapping the name Romani on us when we Gypsies are not even remotely blood related to the Romani people on any level whatsoever!

Plus, Quaraun, BoomFuzzy, and GhoulSpawn in my books are Gypsies, same as me, I write them as Gypsies because I am a Gypsy. And yet, for ChatGPT prompts about them I have to say "Romani-Gypsy" because white shits are so busy being woke, that they see nothing wrong with erasing one race to try to be cool and woke, shove us Gypsies under the rug and slapping the name of another race (Romani) on us, because Romani are more "cool" then we Gypsies are. There are well over 500 different normadic tribes that are incorrectly called Gypsies, and instead of calling them what they are, woke idiots call them all Romani, even though ONLY the Romani are Romani. We Gypsies are not Romani. The 500 other races are not Romani, nor are they Gypsies.

Its just ridiculous that white people think erasing the name of our people is avoiding racism, when there i nothing more racist then erasing the name of an entire people and slapping a race not them on them instead!

Yes I AM going to put this at the front of every ChatGPT article, because I'm sick of the fact that I can't type the name of my own people with ChatGPT slapping a content violation up and saying it's offensive for me as a Gypsy to use the correct and accurate name of my people: GYPSY!

Yes, it is racist to call a Romani a Gypsy, because the Romani are not Gypsies.

Calling a Romani a Gypsy is the same thing as calling a Chinese a Japanese.

Just as Chinese are not Japanese, so too are Gypsies not Romani. Stop calling us Romani! Stop saying our name is racist when it's used correctly for us. Our name is only racist when you call a non-Gypsy a Gypsy.

We Gypsies are NOT Romani!

Stop calling us Gypsies Romani!

The Romani are Romani. We Gypsies are NOT Romani! And its not racist to call us by the actual name of our race!

Now Let's see What chatGPT Has To Say About:
Book Trailers: Are They Worth It?
(Marketing For Self Published Writers)

The Prompt:

Book Trailers: Are They Worth It? (Marketing For Self Published Writers)

You are a highly successful self-published author, and a new, young writer, has just asked you the following question:

Are book trailers worth it? What are your thoughts?

Please answer them with as much detail as possible, using as many character tokens as you can.

ChatGPT's answer:

Ah, book trailers, my fellow wordsmith, what a fascinating topic you've stumbled upon! Now, as a seasoned self-published author who's navigated the turbulent waters of the literary world, I'd be delighted to share my insights on whether book trailers are worth the effort. So, grab a cozy seat and let's dive into the world of book marketing!

First off, let me tell you that book trailers are like the icing on the cake, the sizzle to your steak, the sprinkle of stardust on your manuscript. Are they worth it? Well, it depends on how you approach them and what you aim to achieve. Allow me to break it down for you.

Engagement and Visibility:
Imagine your book as a hidden gem in a treasure chest buried in the digital ocean. A book trailer can be your treasure map, guiding eager readers to your literary loot. It's like the tantalizing aroma wafting from a bakery, drawing people in. They're a fantastic tool for engaging your audience, especially in our visually-driven world. A well-crafted trailer can pique curiosity, generate excitement, and boost visibility.

Show, Don't Tell:
You know how we authors are all about "show, don't tell"? Well, book trailers are the epitome of that philosophy. Instead of telling potential readers about your story, you're showing them glimpses of it. You're letting them taste a morsel of your narrative feast. Visuals, music, and even snippets of your prose can create an immersive experience, enticing readers to step into your world.

Social Media Buzz:
In the age of social media, visual content reigns supreme. A snappy, intriguing book trailer is like a viral meme, ready to be shared across platforms. It's the eye-catching post that stops the scroll. When done right, your trailer can become a mini event, sparking discussions and generating buzz around your book.

Targeted Marketing:
Book trailers allow you to target specific reader demographics. You can tailor your trailer's style, music, and content to resonate with your ideal audience. Are you writing a cozy culinary novella? Show off those delectable dishes and create an appetite for your book! Is it a thrilling dystopian saga like Quaraun's adventures? Amp up the suspense and intrigue.

A Creative Outlet:
As writers, we're storytellers in every sense. Crafting a book trailer is an opportunity to flex those creative muscles in a different way. It's like painting a picture of your book's essence. For me, it's akin to Quaraun creating intricate silk weavings—it's a chance to showcase your artistic side.

Global Reach:
The beauty of the digital age is that your book trailer can reach readers worldwide. It doesn't matter if you're tucked away in a cozy cabin in the frostpunk wastelands of Maine or sipping espresso in a Parisian café—your trailer can transcend borders and time zones.

Now, let's address the elephant in the room—cost and effort. Crafting a compelling book trailer does require an investment, both in terms of time and potentially money. You'll need to source visuals, music, and possibly hire a video editor if you're not tech-savvy. But, my friend, think of it as an investment in your literary journey, much like Quaraun gathering rare silk to weave his masterpieces.

In conclusion, are book trailers worth it? If you approach them with careful planning, creativity, and a clear understanding of your target audience, they can be an invaluable addition to your marketing toolkit. They're not a guaranteed ticket to fame, but they are a captivating way to showcase your literary treasures to the world. So, embrace the challenge, my young scribe, and let your book trailer shine like a beacon in the vast sea of literature. 📚🎬✨

Book Trailers: Are They Worth It? (Marketing For Self Published Writers)


This page contains sections written by an LLM AI, specifically OpenAI's ChatGPT 3.5

The sections written by AI are noted and separated with a orange/pink stripe boarder around them.

Sections written by AI has not been fact checked and may contain inaccuracies. They are included for entertainment purposes only. The goal here is to show you what AIs like ChatGPT are capable of doing and as such the AI sections are directly copy/pasted into this page without any edits, changes, or fact checking done, so that you can see what AI output looks like.

The goal of this page is to show you how to write long, detailed command prompts that will get ChatGPT to output less generic and more useful content for you. Please remember, when using AI for your own content that AI is a random generator that guesses what word should logically come next and is NOT actually giving you correct answers to your questions as it has no ability to comprehend word meanings; and as such LLM AIs have a very high rate of fact inaccuracies, often outputting incorrect and inaccurate information at a rate as high as 64% to 73% in 8 times out of every 10 answers, which has been proven by numerous studies.

As of July 2023, there are currently more then 300 LLM AI apps and programs available with varying degrees of outputting informational accuray. As of July 2023, MOST of those has an accuracy rate of only 2% to 3%.

I choose to use ChatGPT for this article, because it has the highest rate of NOT giving inaccurate information, of any AI language model currently available, however it's inaccuracy rate is still higher then 50% inaccurate output more then 50% of the time, HOWEVER, as the June 2023 Stanford and Berkeley studies have shown, ChatGPT is only fully accurate 2.4% of the time, and this 2.4% is the MOST accurate AI rate out there as of July 2023.

The fact that ChatGPT is only 100% accurate 2.4% of the time and it is the MOST accurate of ANY of the AIs currently available, shows how very alarmingly INACCURATE any output from AI is and why you SHOULD NOT be using it for research or anything requiring factual information. Please keep this in mind when using AI programs in your own writing.

If you choose to use LLM AI's such as ChatGPT for your content, please remember that t is NOT a research program, it is NOT a search engine, and 88 times out of 10 it is going to give you as much as 75% inaccurate information. DO NOT use LLM AIs to create your content, unless you plan on doing huge amounts of fact checking and actual research to ensure that the content you publish is accurate.

So, I was over on Reddit, you like I often am, and found this question. And answered it, like I do. However, the answer I initially gave was a simple generic answer. If you want to read my original answer unaltered, simply click on Reddit's embed feature links which Reddit provides for webmasters to be able to post their answers on their websites, while linking back to the original thread on Reddit (if you didn't know Reddit offered and encouraged the use of this feature, look for it in the "share" features underneath every post, comment, and reply on Reddit).

I am answering random questions today about writing, self-publishing, character creation, and world building, over on Reddit and decided to take my answers from there and expand upon them even further over here. So that's what this page is. Me rambling on about various aspects of world building techniques I use when writing the Quaraun series. The questions I am answering are embedded here. Clicking the link in the embedded question will take you to the original Reddit page where you can see the original answer along with other people's answers. If you wish to comment, you can do so on the Reddit page where a place to do so is provided.

In any case, as with all of my Reddit answers found on my site here, my original post on Reddit is much shorter then the article here.

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If you ever made fun of or had any part in the murder of my son, your child shall die an equally horrible death.

Evil men go out of their way to try to drive a person to suicide.

Are you an evil man?

Are you sure you're not?

How many people have YOUR hate filled words killed?

Next time you go to do a mean thing to a fellow human, stop and really think about the consequences of your actions.

Did you ever notice how every one has a story to tell about me, yet not one of them ever speaks the truth?

What lies has YOUR gossiping tongue spread about me?

Did you know...

October 16, 2006, bomb blew up my house because of YOUR lies.

August 8, 2013, the house which replaced the one the bomb blew up, was driven over by a backhoe.

November 14, 2013, my 8 month old infant son was murdered because of your lies.

November 14, 2013, I was beaten up, paralized for 5 months, spent 18 weeks relearning to walk, I'm now crippled for the rest of my life, because of YOUR lies.

Are you proud of what you have done?

Enjoy your eternity in Hell. You earned it. You've certainly worked hard for it.


If you have any information about any of these events, please call FBI Agent Andy Drewer at 207-774-9322