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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!

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Should I use capital letters when... Grammar Rules: American English vs UK: Capitalization In Fantasy Novels

By EelKat Wendy C Allen

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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).

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.

>>Should these words be capitalized (and what is the rule here?)

The rule depends on what type of English you are writing. It's different in different countries.

Uk/British English is the ACTUAL/OFFICIAL English language, so the only truly correct way to spell words and use grammar is if you are using UK/British English. However, as the bulk of Reddit users are Americans, you will notice that you have received a lot of (very incorrect) answers, being given to you as "correct grammar rules". These rules are correct only in America, where grammar rules are lazy, lax, and inconsistent.

There are more the 70 official types of English, each of which has different spellings and different grammar rules. A few of them are:

  • English (aka UK English aka British English)
  • Welsh English
  • Irish English
  • Scottish English
  • American English
  • Canadian English
  • Maine English
  • Maritime English
  • Boston English
  • Southern English
  • Congo English
  • African English
  • Austrailian English
  • Israeli English
  • Lebanese English 
  • PNG Pigdin English

Each of these types of English has vastly different spellings and vastly different grammar rules, and none of these is incorrect. Yet, in America, where arrogance reigns supreme, you will be attacked viciously by people who call themselves "grammar nazis" if you use anything other then American English, in spite of the fact that American English, ironically is the version which strays the farthest from the original version (UK/British English) and has the least in common with ACTUAL English (aka UK/British English).

British English is the original, from whom which all other forms of English come from, so if you are a stickler for accuracy and what to know the actually official rules of the English language, then you want to look to UK/British English grammar rules.

But in any case, this is why you are seeing so many variations of answers being given to you be so many different people. Each answer you've been given, though different from each other answer, is actually a correct grammar rule for the type of English spoken by the person who gave you the answer.

So, when decided WHICH grammar rules to use, figure out what type of English it is that you are using every day, and then seek out the grammar rules for your chosen type of English, and use that.

If you are aiming to market your book to an American audience, you'll want to go with American English, which will make it easier on you, as American English is extreme informal and tosses out the window, most of the more strict rules of the English language.

If you are looking to market to the European and or Asian audience, then go with UK/British English, as it is the more universally used version of English, and the version of English taught in EVERY country outside of the United States. (UK English is the type taught in Canada and Mexico as well, American English is only taught in the United States and not in the rest of America.)

So, you have 3 options when writing your book:

  1. Use the type of English native to your country
  2. Use American English to market to American readers
  3. Use UK English to market to all of the world not American.

Which road you take is entirely up to you and none of these choices is wrong.

>>Lycan (like werewolves. I originally thought "no" since we don't capitalize "humans" when writing. Just want to verify, because i've seen it done in paranormal and scifi books).

In American English, you would not capitalize names of races, species, ethnicities, and cultures, but in Ye Olde Medieval English, Canadian English, Irish English, Welsh English, and Scottish English you do.

In other words, a book written by an American, the spellings would look like this:

lycan, werewolf, vampire, human, elf, dwarf, gnome, fae, uruisg, bogey, each-usty, leprechaun, kelpie, phooka, aswang

But a Canadian, Irishmen, Welshmen, Scotsman, or someone in Medieval Europe, would spell those same words this way:

Lycan, Werewolf, Vampire, Human, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Fae, Uruisg, Bogey, Each-Usty, Leprechaun, Kelpie, Phooka, Aswang

Usually, if you see such words capitalized, it almost immediately id's the author as being from Canada, Ireland, Wales, or Scotland.

I am myself Scottish, so I grew up being taught to capitalize such words, and I was in my 30s first time I encountered writing that DID NOT capitalize such words. At first I thought the author was a self-pubbed kid who didn't know grammar and hadn't bothered to get their draft edited, but then later I found out that the rules of American English were DRAMATICALLY different from UK style English, and that American English grammar follows after French grammar and German grammar rules, and applies a blend of French and German rules of grammar to English words, which is rather odd, I think. Why doesn't American English use English grammar rules? I don't know.

Thus in my own books you see all races capitalized:

  • Elves
  • Dwarves
  • Humans
  • Gnomes
  • Phookas
  • Faeries
  • Urusig
  • Moon Elves

Anyways, this is why you see some books that do capitalize such words, but other books that don't capitalize such words. It depends on where the author is from and which type of English they are using.

If you pay attention to variations of spelling and grammar techniques, you can usually identify what country the author is from.

And, spelling and grammar rules change over time, so not only can you figure out what country and author is from, but also what year the book was written.

For example prior to the 1800s, pronouns were always capitalized. (If I wrote a sentence in which He said a lot of things to Her, You would see what I mean about how They used to capitalize pronouns that We today don't.)

Also in pre-Victorian grammar self-possessive items were capitalized with the self descriptive propoun. (For example My Horse is capitalized and so is Her Dog, as well as His Cat and Your Hamster, but the horse is not and neither is that dog, or this cat or those hamsters.)

So when reading books written in 1800s or earlier, you often see these types of spellings.

>>Words that in one context may mean something difference but in "my world" (that of the book) refers to a specific occasion or person. Example: Enforcer - which is a title.

Again, the same applies.

If you are American, you would not capitalize, because you are using a very informal, very lax style of grammar. If you are UK, you do capitalize because you are using a very formal, very proper and strict style of writing.

In my own series there is a group of renegade self-imposed law enforcement (sort of a malita), that has an actual name, but the people they hunt down, refer to them as "The Guild". Both word ('the' and 'guild') are capitalized in this instance. My logic for doing this is because The Guild is a specific group, thus I felt it should be capitalized.

>>Assembly (in my book it is used to refer to a specific gathering. Should it be capitalized when referring to the specific assembly that everyone knows means this specific occasion, or always lower case?).

That is the way I do it as well... capitalize the group/event, but not the general use of the word.

In the end, go with whatever grammar rules you were taught in school. And if you can't remember, do the way the "feels right" and makes the most sense for your story. As long as you are consistent with whatever way you choose, - being consistent to your chosen method, that is the thing that I think is most important.

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By EelKat Wendy C Allen

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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.


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