I suppose I decided to write this before I go into another long absence from this site (which could very well turn out to be permanent). I thought about simply changing my profile page, but I figured it would be better to keep that more static.
More than three years ago, I discovered a form of internet fiction that would start me actively reading, jumpstart an interest in horror, and would eventually inspire me to start writing content of my own. This was, of course, creepypasta, and at that time, any story nearly would be enough to send me into a sleepless, sweat-filled night. My friend and I would take the day to exchange stories and experiences, and I had a blast every time. This site was always the go-to destination.
As the years progres…Read more >
Hello, people of the wiki. For a long time, I wasn't the most avid reader. Ever since going into writing seriously (about a year and a half ago), however, I've greatly gathered a love and interest for it. I've realized it's essential for anyone who wishes to write, and because of this, I've been aiming to consume books like mad.
For next year, I've decided to set the goal of reading at least one hundred books, of any genres and styles. I've built a list of about a third of what I wish to read, but I'm always looking for more recommendations. I thought, why not gather some suggestions from a place of writers (and better yet, horror writers)?
What are books that you, reader, would recommend to me? I first started reading horror short stories, …Read more >
This post will talk about something that's more of a personal peeve. Still, I think it's at least a decent area of discussion.
It's safe to say that many pasta writers here are rather new to writing (myself included). For that reason, many mistakes will be made. Virtually no story's perfect, and there's bound to be different opinions of what works and what drags the pasta down. For that reason, the comments are a valuable source to reflect, comment, and even rate the work after it's read. Everyone already know this, I'm sure.
However, from what I can gather, the ratings people are giving are quite useless. I'll give short examples of what the comments will often feature:
"Loved the story! 9/10!"
"I liked it, but it was okay... 7/10".
"AMAZING. …Read more >
Goddamn, I need to get active again. It's been a month or so since I've read a few stories on here, let alone add one of my own. I'm close to finishing one, so that detail should soon change.
It's great to still see some great stories and writers, though. I've recently discovered some active writers/editors who have some great material (Banningk1979 and CrashingCymbal, to name a few). The writer's lounge interviews have been very enjoyable, and have given me some valuable insights into how I think on my work. I've been focused on much of my early college work since the summer ended (I am a first-year student), so I'll hopefully be able to apply what I've learned from there as well.
My question of the day is this: What is it that inspires, mo…Read more >
I'm not sure if this is the perfect place to be addressing this, but I was wondering if there's a specific process to changing the title of a page. I've recently posted a story titled Conveyer, an have just realized that I've been using the wrong form of spelling.
Any tips/instructions would be greatly appreciated.
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