a few notes (feel free to add more, leave signatures) : including details similar or the same as other popular pastas is a major turn off to the reader. try to use your own creative details. Wadster97 01:45, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
moderate your writing schedule. if it's fairly long, wait a bit before you go rambling and realize none of your ideas make sense - give it time. Wadster97 01:45, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Writing everything as one long paragraph is a great way to get somebody to close the window without even reading your story. Dark Link is a great example of this. It just feels hard to read. There's so much text with no waypoints for your brain, so it gets lost and gives up. Go see how other authors (especially published ones) use paragraphs, then strive for that. Neito 04:35, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
Don't go and make a pasta halfway through and have the character say I'll update when something else happens, it's just plain lazy. Chucklesx123 9:39, August 21, 2011
OOooooooOOOhhh! now the evil thing is gona get YoooOou!
no. it kills the story, please dont do it.
Never create anti-climaxes, especially when you've been building up to that point in the story. The last thing you want to do is to make your reader stop reading in disappointment. For example: "As soon as the shadowy man saw me, he chased me down the street. I ran away, never looking back until I got to my house. By some kind of miracle, the thing never followed me in. The next morning, I went for my job interview with a surprising spring in my step" It may be a ridiculous example, but I have come across that sort of thing before, and every time it just makes me wonder why I even bothered. On a (mildly) similar note, backstory can be a good thing, but moderation is better. Too much buildup will bore your readers to death. Don't overdo it! Superownagedragon (talk) 17:01, November 7, 2012 (UTC)
Posting your PastaEdit
Do not forget to add your Pasta to the category listing.
If you do not know how to do this, then here are some tips
1. Go to the Article listings page
2. Create a Hyper link of your Pasta (The page should give you this option right off the bat Its the Picture of a chain) Alternately, you can se Title to create a link. 3. Type in the name of your pasta in the "Text to display" area.
4. Find where your Pasta belongs in the wide alphabetically orginized list.
5. Then done!
Remember to make sure your page is properly capitalized and formatted. For questions on capitalizations, tryhttp://grammartips.homestead.com/caps.html