How to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good BackstoryHow to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good BackstoryHow to Give Your Creepypasta OC a Good Backstory1 year ago in Other More Like This
Howdy to all my fellow pastamakers! Not the food kind, the other kind. Anyway, in this particular guide I thought I’d share what advice I can on creating a proper backstory for your OC. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of great OCs out there who are missing a background on how they came to be and why they do what they do. Creating an origin story for your OC is as important in my opinion as giving them a memorable appearance and personality.
There's one model in particular I use for my once-human character, but you can follow it too if you so wish. It includes a set-up that describes who the character was and what they and their life used to be like, a dramatic incident which marks the transition to a Creepypasta, and an awakening to their new life as a creature of horror.
(I should mention that for the sake of simplicity we’ll just be assuming you character was once or is still human for this exercise. Besides, if som
Some Do's And Don'ts When Writing a CreepypastaSome Do’s and Don’ts when Writing a CreepypastaSome Do's And Don'ts When Writing a Creepypasta8 months ago in Other More Like This
Good evening or whatever time it is when you read this, my fellow Pastanians. I’ve written quite a few guides on how to create a creepypasta OC that I hope you’ve found helpful. However, I haven’t written as much on how to write an actual creepypasta story. I know there are plenty of people who want to write stories with their own OC’s, those belonging to other people, or just about creepy stuff in general. So I’ll be breaking down three things you shouldn’t do and three things you should do for all ya’ll.
I’m gonna quote my good friend and fellow creepypasta designer :iconjch2897: on the first point:
“First off, do not overdo gore and violence. There might be readers who get squeamish around gore, but don't be pouring out blood and entrails every minute of the story and don't use it too much. That makes the story boring to read and that scare factor will wear thin quickly.
10 Questions that Help Cure a Writers BlockNow, choose one of your characters, preferably the main one. Now, go through the list and see what ideas spark into your head! Simple as that! I use this all the time, and I hope it helps you!10 Questions that Help Cure a Writers Block2 years ago in Writing More Like This
1. What is your chosen characters biggest dream? What stands between them, and reaching that dream? Why haven’t they reached that dream yet?
2. What is their biggest fear? Why? Do they have some background story associated with that fear? How can they overcome it?
3. Your character has purchased a new weapon for protection. Why? What do they need to protect themselves from? If whatever it is attacks, how will it change the stories outcome?
4. Your character has discovered a magical cave, filled with crystals. The crystals reflect everything that they see inside themselves. What does your character see?
5. If you character had 3 wishes, what would they be and why?
6. What would your character risk their life for? Money? A friend’s life? Their own life? Or maybe a str
How to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary SueHow to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary SueHow to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary Sue1 year ago in Other More Like This
For this part of my continuing series on making a quality OC, we’re going to talk about the most dreaded two words for any serious author: “Mary Sue”, or “Gary Stu” as it’s called for male characters.
What is a Mary Sue? Different people seem to have different definitions but there is one in particular I am familiar with, and the one most often found in creepypasta Mary Sues. This is the type that is basically the author, only cooler, sexier, and always quick with a bad punchline when they kill someone, with more friends than the author does but still oh so tragic and misunderstood. They probably have cat ears and maybe a mask. And they are always way, way overpowered. Oh, and all the male creepypastas are in love with them. You know the type of character I’m talking about.
Now, not every character that has just a few of these traits is a Mary Sue. So don’t jump the gun and throw away a c