November 14, 2023 will be the 10 year anniversary of the November 14, 2013 murder of my 8 month old infant son, at BugLight Lighthouse Art Studio of Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. If you have any information about who his killer is, please call FBI Agent Andy Drewer at 207-774-9322


My Son Was Murdered, The Killer Walks Free, Your Child Could Be Next!

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 Divide A Story Into Chapters | EelKat On Formatting Your Novel For Self-Publishing

By EelKat Wendy C Allen

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How to divide a story, like a novel into chapters? 

Question from writing

I'm all over the place. There is no consistency at all in my chapters, in terms of word count or page count. I have chapters that are barely a page long and others that just keep going and going and going and going like a damned Energizer Bunny. LOL! :P

I have one novel that got published with 20 something chapters and another that got published with 90 something chapters and the total word count of each book of about the same!

How does this happen? I actually do know the the answer to why my books come out this way. It's a stupidly simply answer when you hear what it is, too.

What I do is this:

I start writing a scene. Almost always the scene starts out as dialogue. A conversation between 2 people. The scene continues on until the conversation ends. Something interrupts them or they just finished talking or, if they were in bed, they have fallen asleep, whatever. The scene ends.

Now I write:


...and I start writing the next scene, which usually picks up where the last one left off. The story moves to focus on whatever interrupted them, or now that they are done talking they start doing something else. Or if they fell asleep it starts with them walking up. Whatever the next part is, that's what I write. I keep on writing until this scene has ended.

Now I write:


...and I start writing the next scene, which usually picks up where the last one left off. Usually the opening scene starts off slow, calm, relaxed, and the 2nd scene picks up pace a teeny bit. But the 3rd scene, this one I'll be writing now, is when shit starts happening to the main character. It's when "big bad" makes an appearance (whoever or whatever "big bad" happens to be in this particular story). Usually "big bad" is just your average guy and main character doesn't know he's the one raising hell in his life. This scene ends with the main character feeling frustrated and not knowing what to do next.

Now I write:


...and I start writing the next scene, which usually picks up where the last one left off. Usually this scene will open with frustrated main character sitting in a tavern with a friend, talking about how his life went to shit earlier that day....

...blah, blah, blah, so on and so forth with each scene until I get to the end of the novel.

So, can you see the pattern? What I did to determine where to put my chapters?

Each scene, during editing, will become a chapter, with the ~o0o~ removed and replaced with "Chapter 1: Name of Chapter".

I'll use find/replace to locate all of the ~o0o~, then I'll read the scene and decide on what to best call the chapter.

There's absolutely no planning or outlining involved in it, so it may not work for everyone. It does end up with long and short chapters of varying word counts. But, it works well enough for me anyways.

I do it this way because, as a reader, I like the entire chapter to contain the entire scene. I don't like to be reading a scene, then sudden BOOM, there's a new chapter, just because it reached page 10 and the author declared every chapter must be 10 pages, no more, no less, or some such thing. As a reader, I like the story to flow smoothly with each scene self contained and able to stand on it's own. Thus all my scenes have a beginning middle and end, and could easily be removed from the novel and read as though it was it's own short story as well.

In the end, my books read like they are a bunch of tiny mini stories about one person's life, all strung together like beads on a necklace, in a nice neat row, moving straight forward to the end. There are no archs or loops or any of those sorts of thing. The whole story reads straight through and doesn't do the more typical roller coaster ride rise and fall method that you see in most novels. (My novels tend to be a lot of soap opera style yip-yappy talking drama between couples, and not much if any actual action, which also is not typical writing style for novels. This is partly because I started out as a stage play script writer before I moved to writing novels, so my novels tend to have a very stage-play feel to them as well.)

People who've read my books have told me that this way I write, where each chapter reads like it was it's own short story, even though it's all one novel, they say it's an "avant garde, artsy-fartsy literary style" of writing that is not it may not work well for all genres (I do write very literary slice of life style novels, that stray from the norm) or all stories.

In the end, I feel that there is no real right or wrong way of making your chapters and that the best way to do it, is to just do whatever feels right to you the author, for the particular story in question, and you can use a different method for each one of your novels if you wanted to.

When it comes to chapters, I think the only real rule is that there are no rules about it and you can just go with your gut.

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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