2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay
- How Much Did It Cost? Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
UPDATE April 17, 2018: I do not like being harassed online or offline, in any way, shape or form. Sorry, but what just happened this week is intolerable and I've blocked everyone involved and deleted all their posts. I will continue to block any one else who does the same as these people did. If you were one of the 200+ people blocked on my FaceBook account this week, here's a link to tell you why I blocked you: https://www.eelkat.com/cosplying-a-rapist.html
If you want a quicker explanation of what happened, I tell you in this video:
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When I was submitting to publishers, I just used standard format of 8.5x11 with .5 margins
However now that I primarily self-publish via Kindle Paperback, I use the template they provide, which is 9x6, with a lot of presets. It's specifically for their printers, so I'm not sure if it's standard to others or not. I just downloaded the ,doc file they gave me and saved it as "book template" then make a copy of it everytime I start a new book.
Just went and checked to see what the KDP template settings were. The one I am using says:
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Inside (Gutter) Margins 0.5” (12.7 mm)
Outside Margins (no bleed) 0.25” (6.4 mm)
Outside Margins (with bleed) 0.375” (9.4 mm)
Font: Garamond 11pt, justified
They have a bunch of templates you can download, with all the standard manuscript formats used for each trim size:
The template sizes they have listed as available to download a template of are:
5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
5.125" x 8.25" (13 x 20.92 cm)
5.06" x 7.91" (12.85 x19.84 cm)
5.185" x 8.16" (13.15 x 20.44 cm)
5.25" x 8" (13.34 x 20.32 cm)
5.375" x 8.25" (13.64 x 20.92 cm)
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
5.626" x 8.75" (14.27 x 22.19 cm)
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
6.125" x 9.25" (15.54 x 23.46 cm)
6.14" x 9.21" (15.6 x 23.39 cm)
6.265" x 9.46" (15.9 x 23.99 cm)
6.69" x 9.61" (16.99 x 24.4 cm)
6.815" x 9.86" (17.29 x 25 cm)
7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
7.125" x 10.25" (18.08 x 26 cm)
7.44" x 9.69" (18.9 x 24.61 cm)
7.565" x 9.94" (19.2 x 25.21 cm)
7.5" x 9.25" (19.05 x 23.5 cm)
7.625" x 9.5" (19.35 x 24.1 cm)
8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
8.125" x 10.25" (20.52 x 26 cm)
8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
8.625" x 11.25" (21.89 x 28.54 cm)
8.25" x 6" (20.96 x 15.24 cm)
8.375" x 6.25" (21.26 x 15.84 cm)
8.25" x 8.25" (20.96 x 20.96 cm)
8.375" x 8.5" (21.26 x 21.56 cm)
8.27" x 11.69" (21 x 29.7 cm)
8.395" x 11.94" (21.3 x 30.3 cm)
8.5" x 8.5" (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
8.625" x 8.75" (21.89 x 22.19 cm)
Courier and TNR are both not recommended for print as they are now considered fonts for web screens and don't print well.
Times New Roman is actually considered one of the worst fonts to use because it is hard on the eyes in print. Most publishers say in their submission guidelines, to specifically NOT use either Times New Roman or Courier or Comic Sans, as they are the "most amature" fonts. Palatino Linotype is the one most publishers recommend.
Standard fonts publishers use are
90% of the paperback books you buy in stores use: Palatino Linotype
Any not using Palatino Linotype are usually using one of these:
Goudy Old Style
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 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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