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I'm not an expert or an Admin, but here's what I have worked by for the last year here and nobody's kicked me out yet.
 
I'm not an expert or an Admin, but here's what I have worked by for the last year here and nobody's kicked me out yet.
   
#1 - Creepypastas are a variety of short story, so you need to know all the fundamentals of writing any short story. Good English, all the rules and conventions of composing a story, use of imagery, description, and emotion, etc.
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1 - Creepypastas are a variety of short story, so you need to know all the fundamentals of writing any short story. Good English, all the rules and conventions of composing a story, use of imagery, description, and emotion, etc.
   
#2 - A Creepypasta isn't a gore fest. You can toss buckets of blood around and it's going to just bore people. You can use gore, but it is only one possible part of horror, not the definition of it.
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2 - A Creepypasta isn't a gore fest. You can toss buckets of blood around and it's going to just bore people. You can use gore, but it is only one possible part of horror, not the definition of it.
   
#3 - Know the rules for this site. Some common first story topics are forbidden here.
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3 - Know the rules for this site. Some common first story topics are forbidden here.
   
#4 - To my mind, a Creepypasta has the notion of something out of the unusual that becomes creepy and then it becomes creepier and then it moves into a horror.
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4 - To my mind, a Creepypasta has the notion of something out of the unusual that becomes creepy and then it becomes creepier and then it moves into a horror.
   
#5 - Read Creepypastas or listen to narrations of them. (or both). Get to know what is good and what works for you.
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5 - Read Creepypastas or listen to narrations of them. (or both). Get to know what is good and what works for you.
   
#6 - Have the idea. My first four were based on my own real-life experiences. I've gotten inspiration for others from a wide variety of places. Don't use someone else's idea. Don't use someone else's characters or make a "fanfiction."
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6 - Have the idea. My first four were based on my own real-life experiences. I've gotten inspiration for others from a wide variety of places. Don't use someone else's idea. Don't use someone else's characters or make a "fanfiction."
   
#7 - Write up a solid draft. Spell check, grammar check and read it out loud. Do your best with it.
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7 - Write up a solid draft. Spell check, grammar check and read it out loud. Do your best with it.
   
#8 - Post it in the Writer's Workshop and work with the people that are there.
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8 - Post it in the Writer's Workshop and work with the people that are there.

Latest revision as of 18:03, June 10, 2019

Hi and welcome.

I'm not an expert or an Admin, but here's what I have worked by for the last year here and nobody's kicked me out yet.

1 - Creepypastas are a variety of short story, so you need to know all the fundamentals of writing any short story. Good English, all the rules and conventions of composing a story, use of imagery, description, and emotion, etc.

2 - A Creepypasta isn't a gore fest. You can toss buckets of blood around and it's going to just bore people. You can use gore, but it is only one possible part of horror, not the definition of it.

3 - Know the rules for this site. Some common first story topics are forbidden here.

4 - To my mind, a Creepypasta has the notion of something out of the unusual that becomes creepy and then it becomes creepier and then it moves into a horror.

5 - Read Creepypastas or listen to narrations of them. (or both). Get to know what is good and what works for you.

6 - Have the idea. My first four were based on my own real-life experiences. I've gotten inspiration for others from a wide variety of places. Don't use someone else's idea. Don't use someone else's characters or make a "fanfiction."

7 - Write up a solid draft. Spell check, grammar check and read it out loud. Do your best with it.

8 - Post it in the Writer's Workshop and work with the people that are there.

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