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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 do you all name your characters?

If you have followed my website for any length of time, you are by now aware that I like using Reddit to get my article ideas. I search reddit for questions and then I answer them, here, though not often on Reddit. While I post answers here on my website daily, often 3 or more a day, I only post answers on Reddit once, maybe twice, a week, if that often. I dislike the toxic vibes of Reddit comment sections and so avoid dealing with them, by writing up very long comments and then NOT posting the comment on Reddit, but rather instead posting it here for you. my readers, because I know you guys are not toxic. And so, that is what this page is, yet again, today. I have found a question on reddit and I am going to answer it here instead of answering it o Reddit. Enjoy!

How do you all name your characters?

Today, let's do something a little bit different. Starting last week of July 2023, I have been testing out ChatGPT on my website. Today, let's see what ChatGPT has to say about this Reddit post.

I'm going to start out by answering the post myself, and then afterwards, I am going to paste the question into ChatGPT and see how similar or different AI's answer is from mine.

How do you all name your characters?

My answer to  How do you all name your characters?

How do you all name your characters
by u/alice_marry_jane in writing

Don't know if this is the kind of advice you are looking for or not, but, I will tell you what I do and perhaps it'll give you some ideas for what you can do?

My system for naming things is stupidly simple: I just call it whatever it is.

If you look at the names of places in my novels and short stories, it's pretty easy to see how I come up with names:

* **Silent Moor** = a vast salt marsh (aka a moor), where no one lives, and the only sound is the wind and birds. *(It's also the real world Scarborough March in Maine, you can actually visit it.)*

* **Fire Mountain** = a volcano

* **Mt. DemonTooth** = the tallest mountain in the world, which is white with snow, and it tall and pointy, shaped a lot like a fang

* **The Mushroom Forest** = A vast swampy forest where giant mushrooms grow.

* **[The Giant Caterpiller](** = A caterpillar. It's huge. It grows to the size of blue whales.

* **The Swamp of Death** = It’s a swamp. A lot of people have died there. A swamp where Kelpies live and kill and eat travelers foolish enough to walk through it at night.

* **The God Forsaken City** = a city that is rife with crime, gangs, and black market dealers

* **Crystal Cave** = A big cave that has lots of crystals growing on it's walls

* **Fairy Wine** = A bright green wine, made by Faeries. It causes hallucinations when drunk by Humans.

* **Fairy Cakes** = Cakes made by Faeries.

* **The Glass Forest aka BabbaYagga's Glass Forest** = It's a Forest. The trees are made of glass. BabbaYagga lives there. And I didn't create this one. It literally comes straight out of the Babba Yagga aka Hansel and Gretel folktale, which stated Hansel and Gretel found BabbaYagga's chicken footed gingerbread house situated in a glass forest.

* **The River Boat Man Woman** = A mysterious hooded character, who shows up in the series from time to time. No one knows if it is a man or a woman. They drive a river boat and take other characters across the river.

* **BoomFuzzy's Gingerbread House** = It's a house. It's made out of gingerbread. A character named BoomFuzzy lives there.

* **[BoomFuzzy the Unicorn, Lich King of Fire Mountain](** = A Kelpie. Often mistaken for a Unicorn. He's a Lich. He's also the King of the Realm of Fae. He lives on Fire Mountain. Awh, look at the cute FUZZY little Shetland pony, can I keep him? BOOM, he eats you.

* **The Elf Eater of Pepper Valley** = A character who has a reputation for eating Elves. He lives in Pepper Valley.

* **GhoulSpawn** = A character who is the only son of The Ghoul King aka he is the spawn of The Ghoul, thus his name is GhoulSpawn.

* **The Pink Necromancer** = He's a necromancer. He always wears pink. He is also a silk weaver and silk merchant, who specializes in weaving enchanted pink silk, and sewing it into enchanted magic items which can aid in communication with the dead. He's also the main character.

* **The Sacred Pink JellyFish** = A tiny pink JellyFish, thousands of years old, believed to be immortal, whom has mind boggling mega OP god powers and is capable of destroying entire solar systems with nothing but the words: "I wish..." She crawled up the nose of The Pink Necromancer and now lives burrowed in his brain.

* **The Cult of The Sacred Pink JellyFish** = A cult led by Squid Headed aliens from Neptune's Moon. They worship The Sacred Pink JellyFish and believe she is the Mother God, the creator of all life.

* **Pepper Valley** = A big valley. Lots of wild peppermint plants grow there. Lots of wild peppers grow there. Lots of wild peppercorn grows there.

* **The Twighlight Manor** = A haunted manor house built by Faeries. It can only be seen by Humans at twilight each night. The rest of the day/night it can not be seen by Human eyes.



I call a thing, whatever it is.

Yeah. I just name stuff by what they look like or what they have.


My world exists for a series of books to be written about it and set within it. This means that readers are well going to read it.

* Readers want to enjoy the story.

* Readers do not want to be confused by gibberish nonsense words they can not pronounce.

* Readers get frustrated by authors who try to be clever and big brained.

* Readers don't care about the world and what things are named.

* Readers care about the main character and his well being.

* Readers WILL stop reading, not finish, and refuse to buy further books from the author in question, if the names of characters and places are too difficult to pronounce; meaning if you plan to make an income from your books, you are shooting yourself in the foot every time you make up a newly invented word which doesn't exist in the real world.

* I write Romance, yes, obviously it's Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, seeing how there are Faeries and monsters and such in the names mentioned above, but it's still capital R, Romance first and foremost, regardless of the Fantasy setting. And let's face it, Romance readers like simple things, simple names, because they want to relax while reading in bed or reading on the beach… they do NOT want a book which jarrs them with nonsensical gibberish sounding names.

* I write Gay Furry/Poly Yaoi/Gay Harem Romance, which caters to a very small, but very specific hair fetish niche, and a readers in this niche are more concerned with descriptions of fluffy fur, gleaming horns, fluttery wings, and shinning cloven hooves, then they are trying to figure out what the fuck Blibertyfloorbpglooppebick means. A character with a simple name like Mark, Bob, or Wade, gets more reader love than characters named Fizbanbubbernicker, Moljortyipsnierka, or Lajhkiellaia. Readers want simple names that they can stash away unobtrusively in the back of the mind, not names that bring them out of immersion and force them to spend twenty minutes trying to figure out how the fuck to pronounce it.

* Readers want to flow through the story without breaking immersion.

*(continued because I ran out of room)*

Every time a word shows up which the reader does not know, immersion is broken while they stop reading to try to figure out how to pronounce the new word.

Even though my main character is an Elf and he and the other characters only speak Elvish, my readers are Humans who can only read English.

Real world languages usually are just calling a thing a thing. For example the word Mississippi means "big muddy river". Thus the phrase "The Mississippi River" is literally "The Big Muddy River River". If you start looking at real world maps, you will quickly find that names of places are not actual names, but rather just a descriptor of a thing, calling that thing, exactly whatever it is.

So, my readers are made aware that the main character is speaking in a language not English:

>>>Quaraun stopped walking.
>>> "Look at that," the old Elf said in Elvish to his companions.

A phrase such as that, shows up in the first paragraph on the first page, alerting the reader, right out the gate, that everything in this story is happening from an Elf's perspective and conversations are happening in the Elf language, so obviously place names are going to be Elvish as well. But everything is translated into English for the sake of the reader, including names of places.

In other words, I want readers to be so immersed in the story that they feel like they are the ones walking through my world. And don't want to break that immersion by slapping them in the face with a wet fish.

And that is exactly what conlang does to readers. They are reading along, then suddenly SLAP the big floppy wet fish of a gibbering word they can't pronounce hits them in the face and they are rudely pulled out of the story, staring at this word and asking themselves: "What the fuck is that supposed to mean?" They put the book down to see if the word is in the dictionary. But being a made up word, it's not, so now the reader is confused and frustrated and immersion is gone.

Yes, I created three different conlangs and had fun doing it. But my readers are not Star Trek fans devoted to learning Klingon. My readers are people who speak English, read English, and want to be entertained by a good story, not frustrated by illkygfgj jhgc rewfgkk hgfcjh tewsgu jhgvdffh.

But, I live in Maine, and set my books in Maine and so I think Maine is great for getting names.

I straight up just use Maine towns unchanged.

Hope Cemetery in Wells, Maine is where I get a ton of names for characters too. Old Maine names from the 1600s are wonderful.

My books are set in the Maritime. Pretty much every town from Ivujivik, Quebec to Old Orchard Beach, Maine has appeared **[in my world](** at one point or another. If you're local you probably know me, everyone does, *(I'm EelKat on most places outside of Reddit)* or **[my rhinestoned Volvo or my neon pink motorhome.](**

And if you ask why Maine? Why not some other state?

Every story I write is set in Maine, I write it on location. Like a lot are set in Rapid Ray's or The Golden Rooster, both in Saco, and I'm there in the diner eating garden omelets while I write.

The bulk of the Quaraun books actually take place in Pepperell Square in Saco, Maine, but it's called Pepper Valley in the books. I mentioned Pepper Valley above, remember? It's a real place. You can actually visit it. It's just called Pepperell Mill Valley in real life. Name slightly changed for the books. But yeah, if you start comparing the names of my places to names if real Maine towns, you start to see a lot of similarities.

Reimaging Maine towns as 40th century zombie infested wastelands is awesome fun. I love basing all my books off of Maine and using weird Maine town names. Maine is great for inspiration.

But if you look at Maine place names you start to realize they are stupidly simple. Old Orchard Beach for example is a beach with an apple orchard on it. Cranberry Cove is a cove where cranberries grow. Yeah, Mainers ain't too original with naming towns.

But, you don't have to pick Maine. The only reason I use Maine is because I live in Maine and it's easy for me to drive to the town and see it in person and get a feel for what it's really like before I write about it. You can do the same thing for any state or any region, no matter where you live. If you live in California, take inspiration from towns in California that you can visit, walk through. If you live in Japan, pick towns in Japan.

The point is, you don't have to look too far from your own backyard, to find inspiration when it comes to naming things or getting story ideas.

So wherever you live, it's going to be a great source of inspiration. All you have to do is go outside and walk around your neighborhood looking at street names, business names, names on mailboxes. Stop into a local gas station and get a local road map, look at the names of campgrounds and rivers and ponds in your area.

Just hop in your car and drive up and down local streets and local towns, pay attention to names on street signs, buildings, businesses, drive through cemeteries, write down any interesting names you see. I do this every week, and my dog loves it. He gets to go on car tides, he gets to walk on new streets, pee on new posts, bark at new dogs… we have loads of fun doing this every week.

**The tl;dr of it is this: Why bring the reader out of immersion by saying the foreign language word Mississippi, when you can translate that word to its English meaning The Big Muddy River? And now the reader is not confused by a word they don't understand and they get a description of what the river looks like at the same time.**

Well, that’s my way of thinking at least. So, no overthinking of names from me. I just call it whatever it is. Hey look, there’s a big mountain, well, now that’s it’s name Big Mountain. I’d rather spend more time on the fun stuff, like the cultures and magic system, than waste time trying to think up names, so I’m all for overly simplified names.

Hope this helps. Good luck with your project!

Now Let's see What chatGPT Has To Say About:
How do you all name your characters?

How do you all name your characters
by u/alice_marry_jane in writing

The Prompt:

You are a famous, multi-published author. A new, you writer has come to you with the following question:

"How do you all name your characters? I am working on this book everything is sorted the character designs and the outline of the story. I just can't give them names god!! It is has been 3 days of brainstorming to give them names."

...what do you say to them?

ChatGPT's answer:

Ah, my fellow aspiring writer, fear not! Naming characters can indeed be a delightful challenge, but worry not, for I have some tips to help you conquer this creative quest.

First and foremost, take a deep breath and remember that the perfect names will come to you in due time. Patience is a virtue, and sometimes the best ideas need a little extra time to bloom.

To start, consider the personalities and traits of your characters. Are they strong and courageous, gentle and nurturing, or perhaps mischievous and whimsical? Let their qualities inspire you, and play around with names that reflect their essence.

Next, think about the world in which your story is set. Is it a fantastical realm, a cozy village, or a bustling city? The setting can often lend a helping hand in choosing names that fit harmoniously into the narrative.

Don't be afraid to explore different cultures and languages for inspiration. Names from various regions can add richness and diversity to your story. Browse baby name websites, historical references, or even mythology for unique and meaningful options.

And remember, simplicity can be powerful too. Sometimes a simple, relatable name can resonate deeply with readers and make a character feel more genuine.

If you're still feeling stuck, try writing a list of potential names and see how they feel when you say them out loud. Sometimes hearing the names spoken can help you connect with them on a deeper level.

Lastly, don't hesitate to ask for input from friends, family, or fellow writers. A fresh perspective might unveil the perfect name you've been searching for.

The journey of naming your characters is an adventure in itself, and it's okay to take your time. Let the process be part of the joy of creating your story. So, my dear writer, stay curious, keep your heart open to inspiration, and soon enough, the names will dance their way into your imagination. Happy writing! 📚✨🌟

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This page contains sections written by an LLM AI, specifically OpenAI's ChatGPT 3.5

The sections written by AI are noted and separated with a orange/pink stripe boarder around them.

Sections written by AI has not been fact checked and may contain inaccuracies. They are included for entertainment purposes only. The goal here is to show you what AIs like ChatGPT are capable of doing and as such the AI sections are directly copy/pasted into this page without any edits, changes, or fact checking done, so that you can see what AI output looks like.

The goal of this page is to show you how to write long, detailed command prompts that will get ChatGPT to output less generic and more useful content for you. Please remember, when using AI for your own content that AI is a random generator that guesses what word should logically come next and is NOT actually giving you correct answers to your questions as it has no ability to comprehend word meanings; and as such LLM AIs have a very high rate of fact inaccuracies, often outputting incorrect and inaccurate information at a rate as high as 64% to 73% in 8 times out of every 10 answers, which has been proven by numerous studies.

As of July 2023, there are currently more then 300 LLM AI apps and programs available with varying degrees of outputting informational accuray. As of July 2023, MOST of those has an accuracy rate of only 2% to 3%.

I choose to use ChatGPT for this article, because it has the highest rate of NOT giving inaccurate information, of any AI language model currently available, however it's inaccuracy rate is still higher then 50% inaccurate output more then 50% of the time, HOWEVER, as the June 2023 Stanford and Berkeley studies have shown, ChatGPT is only fully accurate 2.4% of the time, and this 2.4% is the MOST accurate AI rate out there as of July 2023.

The fact that ChatGPT is only 100% accurate 2.4% of the time and it is the MOST accurate of ANY of the AIs currently available, shows how very alarmingly INACCURATE any output from AI is and why you SHOULD NOT be using it for research or anything requiring factual information. Please keep this in mind when using AI programs in your own writing.

If you choose to use LLM AI's such as ChatGPT for your content, please remember that t is NOT a research program, it is NOT a search engine, and 88 times out of 10 it is going to give you as much as 75% inaccurate information. DO NOT use LLM AIs to create your content, unless you plan on doing huge amounts of fact checking and actual research to ensure that the content you publish is accurate.

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 writing, self-publishing, character creation, and 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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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