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


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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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Slice of Life Literary Fantasy
Soap Opera Drama of the Fantasy Genre

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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Slice of Life Literary Fantasy 
Soap Opera Drama of the Fantasy Genre

Slice of Life Literary Fantasy 
Soap Opera Drama of the Fantasy Genre

>>Sort of a weird question, but the more I write and read fantasy, the more I realize I don't really want to write what I've read of the genre, at least not for now.

I started writing the Quaraun series because I love Fantasy stuff - Elves, Wizards, that sort of thing, but I absolutely hate war fiction, battles, politics, etc. I WANTED to read about Elves and wizards, not bloody wars and greedy kings. I couldn't find what I wanted to read. But at the same time I loved reading Slice of Life Literary Fiction. I don't know why, but I found it fascinating to read a novel that did nothing but follow this guy around for the day. It was hour by hour details of his life. Him pouring his cereal, then looking for the milk, then pouring the milk... I mean it was REALLY mundane... and I was reading it and thinking "How would his life be different if he was an Elf wizard?" and so, then I set out the answer that question, by writing the very dull, mundane, everyday habits of an Elf wizard. And 40 years and 130 novels later, I'm still writing it.

>>It's all so damn epic. Big quests, lots of locations, larger than life characters, big battles, etc. Is there anything that comes to mind that is still set in a fantasy world, but is more focused on smaller, less epic events?

That's actually something that showed up in that past few years.

It's caused by people trying to write a movie instead of writing a book.

They mix up "Epic Fantasy" the MOVIE genre, with "Epic Length Fantasy" the BOOK genre. Notice the additional word, there, because that's important.

When people watch movies then try to write books, the books come off with this weird un-book-like epic feeling to them that really stands out to, you know, people like us who read books.

The authors themselves are clueless to how off-putting this is to readers, because they, never having read books, don't realize the vast amount of difference from a book setting to a movie setting.

In the book industry Epic Fantasy means: "a novel that is 300,000 or more words long".

"Epic" is only used to describe setting in MOVIES.

In the publishing industry, 'epic' refers to word count and has nothing to do with genre. Thus you can have Epic Fantasy, Epic Horror, Epic Sci-Fi, etc. Any genre can be epic, because any genre can have a book length of 300,000 words. You can generally tell authors who watch Fantasy movies but don't read Fantasy books, but how they use the word "epic".

Epic means something completely different in the movie industry then it does in the publishing industry. If you are planning to write Fantasy and get it published, as authors, we need to make sure to learn to use the correct definitions of words. Most publishers will reject your manuscript unread, if you describe it's genre as "Epic Fantasy" then say it's any word count under 300k and try to explain how "epic" your setting is. They are not going to take a writer seriously as a professional in the business if the writer can't be bothered to use the correct definitions of words.

I sometimes think young authors these days forget the publishing industry is a career focused on WORDS and that many of them, too focused on tv, movies and texting, don't know the correct definition of words. Of course, that then will make it difficult for them to get published as not knowing the correct definitions of words, is a red flag that you don't know enough about words to be trusted to write them. You'll just get rejected, and be left wondering what was wrong with your book.

If you are looking for less epic feeling books, I would suggest you look into older books from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s era, back when Fantasy wasn't based off movies, seeing how Fantasy movies did not yet exist.

>>Some examples might be:

  • 1. there's a big war going on, but it focuses on a few ordinary peasants trying to just make it through it. 
  • 2. A farming family struggling to bring in the harvest before winter sets in. 

One book that comes to mind is The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, which was more just about a goblin struggling to adjust to taking the throne.

I guess it would be more fantasy drama maybe. I'm not really sure how to describe what it is I'm looking for exactly.

I write Literary Fantasy. Very Slice of Life, nothing ever happens Soap Opera style Drama.

The series now spans 130+ novels and has yet to have a quest, a battle, a fight scene, or anything even remotely what you'd expect to find in Fantasy.

MOSt of the series is set in a tavern (always a different one) with the main character (rumours to be the world's most powerful wizard, though you never see him do anything even remotely magic based, as he's bored with magic and hasn't used it in years by the time of the story) getting drunk or high or both, while his best friend (another wizard) is after all the prostitutes, and his lover (a psychopathic unicorn) is eating the other people in the tavern. They sometimes have a vampire Leprechaun travelling with them, who spends his days washing his coat in the blood of his victims.

It makes fun of quests, by having people constantly trying to hire him to go on a quest for them, and him accepting the quest, then not doing it, because he only accepted the quest to get them to stop bugging him.

Basically it's a gang of lewd, crude, murderous thugs that half the planet wants dead and the rest of the planet wants to hire, but everyone is too scared of them to really do anything. With every tavern scene being them sitting around arguing about their sex lives, in a very Days of Our Lives Soap Opera fashion, of being all dramatic and emotional, but never actually doing anything.

The parts of the series NOT set in a tavern, are them walking long deserted roads through forests, on their way to the next tavern, and these scene read like a non-fiction travel blog.

I get the strangest feedback from readers too. :P

Fans of Fantasy will read my books then, email me with : "So when does the action start, I'm five volumes into the series and nothing has happened yet...."

Yep, and nothing ever does happen. The series was based of actual D&D game sessions, only it's not the game sessions but rather instead is the "what happens between the game sessions" when everyone is just hanging out at the tavern and not doing anything.

Most die-hard Fantasy readers find it to be a rather boring series, actually.

Then I've got the fans of Literary who read it and email me with: "You can't do this! It's blasphemy! Slice of Life is about angsty teens, you can't have Slice of Life be about an Elf wizard and his unicorn!"

Not a lot of readers for Literary Fantasy out there.

It's got about 7,000 fans who love it and read it obsessively, and then everybody else who reads it is always: "What the hell is this? What am I reading? Nothing ever happens. Why does nothing ever happen? When is something gonna happen. Where the action? I thought this was Fantasy? What the hell type of Fantasy is this? Why would somebody write this?"

I think most people who say they want non-traditional Fantasy, actually do want traditional Fantasy, because they'll always say "I want non-traditional Fantasy" then they say: "But that's not Fantasy!" uhmm... yeah. I know. LOL!

Story and Plot wise it's probably the farthest thing from Fantasy as you could get. There's nothing about the story or plotline that follows any traditional Fantasy anything. If the genre was going to be based off the plot, it's definitely daytime Soap Opera lover's triangle drama. It's pretty much only classified as Fantasy because the main character is an Elf wizard, with a Unicorn lover and not for any other reason.

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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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