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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Writing without a twist: how unique does a story have to be?

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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Writing without a twist: how unique does a story have to be?

Writing without a twist: how unique does a story have to be?

>>there's no big "this is the story that does This" moment anywhere in the book. Does there need to be?

I don't think so. Of course it depends on the audience you are writing for too. Me? I like the Drama type stories, that meander along casually, and don't do the exciting roller coaster up and downs, that many books use. I prefer a quiet read I can relax to, not one that's going to get my heart rate up.

>>Or can a story just have good characters, be well-written, and fun?

Let me tell you about one of my novels. It's volume five of a series. It's Fantasy, about an Elf Wizard and his group of outcast non-Human friends.

The story starts out telling the reader, that they are heading for a mystical volcano that is about 4 months walk from where they are right now. The entire story, is the trip to the volcano. Kind of a hikers road trip travelogue type of story. They cross rivers and and camp under the stars, they tell jokes, they get hurt, they bicker, once a pair of best friend got in a fist fight and then each stomped off in opposite directions then wouldn't talk to each other, they meet travellers on the road and talk to then, they get caught in rain storms.... you get the idea.

The very last thing that happens, they get to the volcano... THE END.

Nothing happens. EVER, in the entire novel. It's just a Slice of Life, look at their trip across the country.


It's Fantasy, about an Elf Wizard and his group of outcast non-Human friends.

And this is volume 5, of a series in which EVERY volume is written like this.

I get an email from a reader one day... saying: "So, I've been reading the series. I'm up to Volume 5. I just finished and nothing happened when they got to the volcano. It just ended. I read the entire book, waiting for them to get to the volcano, because I thought something was going to happen. But nothing happened! And nothing happened in the other volumes either! When does something start happening?"


The whole series is like this. Nothing ever happens. It's just the read watching these characters go through their everyday life.

Now, I know, when people read Fantasy, they expect sword fights and epic battles and government intrigue and all that jazz... but... you know what? While all those big, epic things are happening in the world, the world is still going around and the little people are just living their lives.... and that's what I write about. I don't write the epic battles, the warring kings... I write a little vagabond wizard walking across the country oblivious to the epic battle shit going on around him, because he has his own things to deal with like, where is he gonna sleep tonight, and how will he find food for tomorrow and how long must he trudge through the rain before he finds dry shelter... no big epic quests, no battles, just one little not heor guy living his life.

So, back to your question...

>>Or can a story just have good characters, be well-written, and fun?


In my own example, you see one reader, who was upset because the books were not what they were expecting from Fantasy, but on the other hand, quite a few people like the series quite a lot, for all it's lack of ever doing anything big or exciting. The people who like the series, like it because they like the characters, they have fun reading about his rathe mundane, uneventful life.

So, yes. A book can be just about good characters, be well written, and fun to read, without having something big or epic or traditional happening at the end.

Back to your other question...

>>there's no big "this is the story that does This" moment anywhere in the book. Does there need to be?

No. There doesn't need to be. There are no rules about what a genre must or must not have. There are only reader expectations based of other books they have already read before reading yours.

Well, some people be disappointed? Sure? But you'll get that no matter what you write, so, just go ahead and write it the way you feel is best.

>>Does it depend on the genre?

You might want to look into Literary Fiction. It's not uncommon for Literary to be "Slice of Life" meaning a mundane story about a character's everyday life. He's not a hero. He doesn't save anyone. He just goes about his day while the story is happening. No dramatic endings. No twists. It's not a big popular genre, but it's out there and does have fans who read it.

My own series is considered to be Literary Fantasy and done in Slice of Life style.

>>I'm almost done wrapping up the first draft of a sci-fi novel, and although I really like that it's hit the "feel" I was going for, I'm a bit worried that it's... well, just not weird enough.

If you've hit the target feel you're going for then I'd say you've succeeded in writing a good story.

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 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