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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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How to get started as a writer?
(Short Stories vs Novels vs Scripts)

By EelKat Wendy C Allen

Author of Cozy & Gothic Fantasy, Sweet/Fluffy M/M Furry Romance, Cosmic Horror, Space Opera, & Literary SoL genres. I write Elves, Fae, Unicorns, & Demons.

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>>Should i be writing short stories and essays to build a portfolio?

Not if you plan to write novels.

The advice of "write short stories to practice before writing a novel" is one of the worst pieces of bad advice out there, and you'll never see it given by actual published novelists, you always see it said by hobby writers who openly admit to having no goal of publishing.

It's like telling a student chef: "go grill chicken on the barbecue, it's good practice to learn how to bake a ten tier wedding cake"

It's like telling a medical student: "here, put bandaid on these cuts until you are good enough at putting on bandaids to perform brain surgery"

Writing short stories is NOT good practice for writing novels.

No. No it's not. Yes, they are both writing, but, grilling chicken and baking cakes are also both cooking. But slapping a peice of meat on a grill and flipping it over a few times isn't going to teach you squat about how to bake a cake. Writing is the same way. You can write hundreds of short stories and essays, and you'll become great at writing short stories and essays, and you'll still be clueless as to how to write a novel.

Writing short stories only teaches you how to write short stories, which has a completely different style and form then novel writing.

Essay writing and journaling, only prep you for even more essay writing and journaling.

Now, I'm not saying don't write short stories or essays. What I'm saying is, don't write them AS PRACTICE for writing novels. If you like writing short stories and essays, there is plenty of demand for them out there and you can certainly make a career out of it.

Also, you do not need a portfolio for novel writing. Just write novels until you feel like you've written one that is worth publishing.

>>getting a job in a writers room on a show or movie franchise.

Now for this, you will need a portfolio for, but, you'll likely also need a college degree in theatre for it as well. If you have no theatre background, you'll be hard pressed to get a job working in any kind of theatrical production (which includes tv shows and movies, in addition to stage plays).

You'll want to find a college that has a theatre degree program (most do not) AND you'll want to start out by getting jobs at small production theaters. You'll likely start out as a stage hand, not a writer, but don't fret, as being one on one there while a stage performance is being produced, is going to give you valuable insight into how directors read scripts, how actors translate scripts into live action, how set designers translate descriptive notes in the script, how costume makers and make up artists translate the authors descriptions of the characters.

Believe me, you WANT this insight if you plan to write for tv or movies. Writing things on paper is fine and dandy, but often what writers write, is difficult for actors to actually perform. Getting to know what sorts of things characters can do on page, that actors can't do on stage, will do wonders at helping you write better scripts for tv and movies.

You'll need to learn the art of script writing which is a beast that in no way, shape, or form is any way related to novel writing. EVERYTHING you ever learned about novel writing, will get thrown out the window, once you get started in script writing.

Know that script writing is full on 100% DIALOGUE. There is NO description or narration PERIOD in script writing. You put the descriptions for the ENTIRE show, into 1 tiny page of director's notes stapled to the front of the script and that's it. So if you struggle with writing dialogue, know that you'll never survive in writing for tv or movies.

I started out in theatre before moving to novels. Wrote a few dozen stage plays, and found the switch to writing novels VERY difficult due to how very different the two styles of writing are. And I was doing short stories before writing stage plays. Having done all 3, I know how dramatically different each method is, and you can certainly do all three, but each one has it's own unique learning curve, so learning one, isn't going to help you in learning the others.

The best practice for writing for tv and movies, is to write lots and lots and lots and lots of dialogue.

Look into writing for stage first. Find a playwright group to join. MeetUp is a good place to start ( you'll be able to find in person writing groups in your area on their database. If you can't find one, you can make one (just know these are NOT online groups and you'll have to rent a physical location to hold your writing meetings in).

Also... I've worked in theatre for years, know that there is a HUGE environmental difference between being an author holed up by yourself writing whatever you want, and being a scriptwriter, constantly surrounded by hysterically screaming and yelling directors, prima donna actors, and having to not only write in a loud busy place, but also having to rewrite every line 100 times just to please a director for whom there is no pleasing.

You say you want to write novels, and you want to work as a writer in tv or movies... they are not only two starkly different writing styles, but they are also two starkly different writing environments.

Novel writing you can do whenever, however, as you please, you are your own boss, you set your own rules, set your own hours, can take days off and vacations whenever you want to, you write what you want to write, when and where you want to write it, and you can dilly-dally with writers block to your heart's content.

Get into a tv writing room, and you are at a high stress job, with long hours, lots of overtime, and strict schedules. You have to be in the office when your boss says. Remember - writers for tv shows are a dime a dozen and the first day you are 5 minutes late to the office is your last day on the job. You have no freedom to write what you choose, you write what you are told to write, you are NOT the creative team, you simply set to words the ideas given to you, pay is barely minimum wage, there are no days off or vacation time, and first time you complain you have writer's block, you're fired.

Most people have a personality suited for one but not the other, so it's highly unlikely that if you enjoy the fast pace, social butterfly, loud, noisy career of tv writing rooms, that you'll also enjoy the very slow paced, peaceful, quiet, no people around, just you and yourself, near hermit like solitude of novel writing. Or vice versa. You'll really want to look at the type of lifestyle you prefer and the type of personality you have, and compare that with these two starkly different writing careers, because highly unlikely you'll be happy doing both.

As for your portfolio? A tv writing room, is going to want to see your ability to write a high quality script that can translate well for the actors and director. The only way to build that kind of portfolio is to start writing short 10 minute stage plays and get them produced. What you want in your portfolio, is NOT your actual writing, but rather clippings of the newspaper reviews, written by the art critics who attended the live productions of your stage plays.

The hiring manager of a tv writing room is gonna want to read a lot of glowing art critic reviews saying you have talent as a playwright, before they'll want to hire you to write for their tv show. They'll likely ask you to have some like "a minimum 3 years experience on stage" and want references from the theatres and directors you've worked with.

If you are starting from ground zero and looking for an end goal of working in a tv writeroom, you want to get into local theatre and start working on getting as many live stage performances of your work produced as possible, and you'll want to get a college degree in theatre. You are unlikely to get hired into such a job without a college degree and without having already had multiple live stage performances of your scripts produced. Also, this is considered as "dime a dozen job" meaning you'll be fighting tooth and claw against literally thousands of others who also want this job. This is a career with only a dozen or so job openings a year world wide and thousands of people who want it. VERY difficult to get your foot in the door, and without a degree and a portfolio of glowing reviews, you won't even get close to the door, let alone get your foot in it. People joke about there being thousands of starving writers, waiting tables all around Broadway and Hollywood, but, it's really not a joke. There really are thousands of starving writers, waiting tables all around Broadway and Hollywood, while desperately trying to land those hard to get studio jobs. My brother-in-law lives just outside of Hollywood and a couple weeks ago he was telling us how the sideways are lined with hundreds of homeless writers and actors, dreaming of working in tv studios and movie productions. Entire cardboard box shanty villages line the streets. That's the harsh reality of trying to get a job writing in a studio. THAT is why you want to get a degree and have that portfolio of review. It'll put up leaps and bounds ahead of all the ones who just headed to California expecting to apply for a job and get hire without training.

If you are starting from ground zero and looking for an end goal of publishing novels, just start writing novels. No other training required, though seeking a degree in either English Literature and/or Teaching High School English Grammar, is going to seriously improve your mastery of grammar rules, which will help you in writing novels. However a college degree is not required to get published. Do know that most novels take 2 to 4 years to write and edit, then another year or more to find a publisher who wants to publish it, then once accepted can take an additional 2 years before it goes to print. At minimum it'll be 5 years from the time you wrote it till the time it's published and it could be MUCH longer. Then the average LIFETIME pay (including advance and royalties) for the average novel is only $5,000. Unless you are pumping out a lot of novels fast, novel writing is not a career you'll be able to live off of. The average novelist has 1 or 2 day jobs they do on the side. I was a retail sales representative and merchandiser for 16 years alongside writing novels, before I was able to quit my day job and live off my novels. Most writers never reach the point where they can quit their day jobs. So that's an aspect to consider as well.

Now don't let any of this get you down. There's nothing to say you can not succeed in this goal if you set your mind to it. Just know the type of competition you are up against and the type of realities you'll have to face along the way. By knowing what to expect, you can plan out what you can do to combat these issues once you face them.

Half the reason people fail in this career, is simply because they had a dream, and they ran with that dream unprepared, and were shocked when reality slapped them in the face. Preparing ahead for the possible hardships you'll face on your road to success, will go a long way towards helping you reach your goals.

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What do you want to become? 
What did you do today to step closer to that goal?
Whatever you do, be your best at it!
And remember to have yourself a great and wonderfully glorious day!


By EelKat Wendy C Allen

Eye of the GrigoriIf you ever made fun of or had any part in the destruction of my farm, and the illegal selling of half of my land to Colliard, you shall lose your land.
tent2.JPGIf you ever made fun of or had any part in my being homeless since 2006 - YES, I AM still homeless in 2023, you shall become homeless.
eelkats_house_before_after.jpgIf you ever made fun of or had any part in the backhoe driving over my house, you shall lose your house.
home again the return of the goldeneagle dodge 330If you ever made fun of or had any part in my car being cut in half, you shall lose your car.
volvo-art-car-eelkat-Dazzling-Razzbury-3-artist-wendy-c-allen-painting3.pngIf you ever made fun of or had any part in my becoming crippled, you shall lose your health.
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