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  • I'm thinking of making my own creepypasta, but I keep going through the ideas in my head to find out that they are all too similar to the stories already on the wiki. I'm not gonna take the ideas as they come forward, just use them to think up something orignal. Anyone got some ideas? Sites I can visit?

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    • It is my opinion that execution of an idea is far more important than the idea itself. Maybe just start writing and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised. :)

      I often end up with a story that deviates greatly from my original intention. The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Good luck!

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    • Noodleoftheatom wrote: I'm thinking of making my own creepypasta, but I keep going through the ideas in my head to find out that they are all too similar to the stories already on the wiki. I'm not gonna take the ideas as they come forward, just use them to think up something orignal. Anyone got some ideas? Sites I can visit?

      Personally, I don't look at Creepypastas to find the horror. I look at the world. The news has about the most horrible things going on now. I say that seriously. My best story came from the news and several others are related to real world events or possible real world events.

      What I consider my next best story came from my own confrontation with addiction mixed with my religious beliefs.

      My own nightmares gave me one.

      I actually saw three of the stories happen, eyes on. Well, parts of them. Details and in one case the POV was changed to spice things up. As utterly horrible as a couple of the experiences were to me personally, I think I bored the Wiki with them.

      Have you considered using outside research materials? For example, look for stories involving Slavic legends. If there are few, read a book on such legends. See if you find something that's never been used and that appeals to you. I did this with one story.

      I've never done research by historical time period, but I can think of some pretty horrible place/times that I've never seen a story on. Things like the genocide of the Armenians by the Turks, the genocide of the Afrikaaners by the British, Civil War prison camps like Andersonville and Utica and Japanese biological warfare experiments by the Japanese on living test subjects. Educated people have been doing vivisection on other people for thousands of years in the name of science.

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    • Most of the stories that I've written come from a "what if" question that I had thought about. Some of them I really like the ideas of, such as The Nothingness in the Center of the Room. While others I don't think worked that well, but all of those I've pretty much deleted and they will never see the light of day again.

      Another way to get inspiration for a story is to pull it from real life. Jenna is a story that is very personal for me, because I've pulled from some real life experiences to write it. It is sometimes hard for me to write about things that happened in real life, but I do tend to put those kind of things in each of my stories. Something from all my stories was pulled from something that I've seen or heard of in my life. It could just be because I've based a character on someone that I've meet before, or it could something that had happened to me.

      Those are the two main ways that I come up with ideas. And I think they can make your story a little stronger, because they make you think about it more, or you've lived though it. Anyway, hope this helps, and thanks for allowing me to do a shameless plug.

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    • Same as what JohnathanNash said for me. I tend to either notice something IRL and think "well what if this went all fucked up and creepy instead?" I also look for things that give people comfort and "corrupt them", in a sense. That's an easy way to cause unease, so long as it's properly executed.

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    • I'll take this all into consideration. I appreciate the advice aswell, and will probably look into things. Expect something in the workshop in the next week or two. 

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