Greetings, everyone! I hope you had an All Hallows' Eve full of thrills, chills, and your favorite choice of candy.
Our wiki is a tribute to the written word, but sometimes that's not enough to tickle the fancy of a pasta conoisseur. Sometimes Sonic.exe just doesn't seem to fly, Dead Bart feels like dead air, and Lavender Town just feels like something's missing, no? Sometimes a horror reader needs that little extra "oomph."
Not to worry, fans! There's horror webcomics, free to read online and available to purchase in print for your viewing pleasure! Here are some suggestions that I have come across; feel free to comment your own discoveries!
Broodhollow : This is probably my favorite. Created by Kris Straub (some of you might recognize him …Read more >
This is a blog post about a tactic a friend suggested to me that I wanted to share. On my personal site, I solicited advice for creating a better ending to some of my stories. He calls it the "malign paradigm shift," but I like the title of Creep Reveal better.
So, with a creep reveal, what you do is you slowly ratchet up the creep factor, then reveal an entire new level of creepy underneath it. An example my friend gave was the ball scene in the movie Van Helsing. The gypsy girl Anna is there with Dracula and is a little creeped out by the people there, the way she's being stared at, etc etc. Then Van Helsing and his monk friend drop the curtain off of a giant mirror to expose Dracula for the reflectionless blood-sucking perv he is. The vi…Read more >
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who made an effort to look at my work and help me out. I also wish to apologize for the whiny nature of my original previous blog post. I really did not expect so many people to give advice (or give snark, or any attention for that matter). So thank you CreepyPasta chefs!
May your submissions be cooked just right.Read more >
I'm seriously considering leaving this wiki. Not because someone deleted my pasta or I'm a SPECIAL GODDAMN SNOWFLAKE WHO WANTS MY PASTAS LEFT INTACT DAMMIT. Because I'm not. I came on here in order to learn about creepypasta and become a better writer and editor.
I want to leave because I keep falling through the cracks. No one looks at my stories or responds to my threads. I legit ask for help with improving my work and pushing the boundaries of my personal standards of quality, and what do I get?
Nothing. No comments, no messages, not a single damn thing.
I'm tired of putting myself out there for nothing. There are so many writers on here who are far better in their talent than I am right now, but that doesn't mean anything to me if I can't…Read more >
I'm on here mainly to improve my writing skills. I feel that I'm writing mediocre stories and want to improve on them. I've never been one for writing gore- I prefer pieces that leave the reader anxious and uneasy. I like the subtle touch. I'm writing this post to solicit ideas from the other contributors. Here's my questions:
How does one create a good buildup in creepypasta? I don't want my stories to start with "ho-hum, just another day in Bumfuckville." However, starting them smack-dab in the thick of it doesn't feel right, either.
What about an effective denouement/ending after the scare?
Is it more effective to write on supernatural horrors or everyday ones?
Please respond! I need more food for thought.Read more >