From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it’s to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.
There’s an eighth step most of these things tend to miss. It’s called practice. One would assume that such a step follows without needing a mention, but I think it’s important enough to deserve bringing to notice.
Some links I have found in various Tumblr Posts that I have saved on my computer. I do not take credit for collecting all these links. Unfortunately, I did not have the mind to save/note where these various links come from. Thank you to whoever compiled these links together.
General Writing Tips, Guides and Advice
How to be Confident in Your Writing
Start Your Novel Already!
Why First Chapters Matter
How to Outline a Novel
Word Building 101
Common Mistakes in Writing
Tips on Getting Started
What Not to Do
7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King
How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer
Why Writers Must Read
How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers
31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
10 Tips to Write Fanfiction
Writing a Blurb
10 Writing Tips
Point of View
Speed Up Your Writing
Recieving Bad News
Useful Writing Apps
Plot and Conflict
What is Conflict?
Where’s Your Conflict?
Adding Conflict to Your Scenes
Guides for Using Inner Conflict That Makes Sense
Plotting Your Novel
Internal and External Conflict
The Top Ten Plotting Problems
The Elements of Plot Development
Writing a Plot Your Own Way
Develop a Plot
Tension and Conflict
Your Plot, Step by Step
Plot vs. Exposition
Plot and Conflict
Character DevelopmentHow to Describe the Body Shape of Female CharactersCharacter Apperance Help
Words to Describe Voice
Body Language Cheat Sheet
Character Development Exercises
101 Character Development Questions
Art of Character Development
Characters You Need to Reinvent
Making Characters Likeable
Heros and Villains
Understanding Body Language
100 Positive Traits
Mental Illness in Writing
Conflicts and Characters
Indifferent, Distant Characters
Being a Bitch
Writing Nice Characters
Writing Characters with Mental Illness
Writing Male Characters
Playing Male Characters
Characters with Glasses
Writing Female Characters
Writing Intriuging Male and Female Characters
Spelling, Punctuation and GrammarPlacement of Speech TagsGrammar and Spelling
American vs. British Grammar
How to Use the Semicolon
Introduction to the Basic Rules of Punctuation
All About Dialouge
11 Grammar Tips
Correct Use of Apostrophe
40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation
Better Writing: Grammar & Spelling
Semicolons and Colons
Underlining and Italicizing
Dashes and Parentheses
List of 1000+ Adjectives
All About Names
Genre Based20 Tips to Writing Love ScenesOn Love And Sex
All That Sex!Writing “Real” Men in Romance Fiction
How to Write a Kissing Scene: Valentine Edition
How to Write a Kiss? And Should You Write Sex?
The Keys to Conflict
Writing Gender-Specific Dialouge
Things Smut Writers Should Know
How to Write a Sex Scene
3 Secrets to Writing Sex
Writing Love Scenes
Why You Should Write Love Stories
How to Write Horror
Horror Plot Cliches
25 Things You Should Know About Writing Horror
Plot and Character in Horror Fiction
7 Laws of Comedy
5 Secrets for Improving Comedy Writing
How to Break into Comedy
How to Be Funny
Mystery Writing Lessons
10 Rules for Mystery
Paris Night&Day by A labgraph
I Promise I’m Not a Murderer: The Story of a Researching Writer
now with a sequel:
I Swear I’m Not Pregnant, I’m Just Naming Characters
Don’t forget: I’m not Trying to Break Into This Building, I Just Need to Know the Layout of it
And the ever appealling: I’m Not Planning on Killing Myself, I Just Need to Know How a Character Could Commit Suicide Whilst Making it Look Like a Murder
I’m Not a Terrorist, I Just Need to Know How a Criminal Mastermind Would Properly Construct a Bomb
And my personal favourite
I Swear I’m Not Sick I Just Like Making Characters Suffer By Giving Them Deadly Diseases
Writers are strange creatures
Yes. Yes we are.
How about the I Already Have a Thesaurus but It Doesn’t Have Enough Synonyms for Bulging Penis
You forgot the best one: I don’t know any technical lingo and my character is this really cool hacker person, I swear I’m not trying to hack into the Pentagon.
I received so many messages to make this! And so I finally did. I’m only putting the freakiest of all the stories.
STORIES THAT RECEIVED THE MOST INTENSE REACTIONS
Here are stories I’ve posted. I get them mostly from reddit no sleep (not every story here is from there however). They’ve received intense reactions from tumblr and reddit users alike. Some of them maybe long but trust me every word is worth it.
Betsy the Doll: most popular creepy story I’ve post, I’ve received the most insane reactions from you guys about this story
Annie96 is typing: an interactive chat story, nothing will pop out at you but the screen shakes a bit. the ending creepy a lot of people out.
My father’s long, long legs: another interactive spooky story
I found a girl I knew in a porno: extremely sickening, going to put a huge trigger warning here for the horrifying NSFW concepts
Dr.Ramsey stalker story: some people have twisted minds, and what makes this even more horrifying is how the user who posted this claimed these are real life events
Autopilot: voted the most popular no sleep reddit story
630-296-7536: what’s horrifying about this is how when you call the number you hear the exact same terrifying message as said in the story. It honestly works.
Something off in my basement: a story written by horror writer Cliff Barlow. It’s both upsetting and terrifying.
String Theory: this one really makes you think
The story of her holding an orange: while the creepiness isn’t apparent at first to some, many found it psychologically twisting
The girl in the log: tumblr users really liked this story, while it is haunting it has a sweet ending
The shadow web: what’s really freaky about this is that it based on the real concept of something called the deep web
True Schizophrenia Story: a terrifying look into someone’s real hallucinations
Grandpa’s 2nd Voice: what makes it haunting is how there are true cases of this story
Lunch: don’t read this while eating is all I can tell you
Why I didn’t shower for 21 years: beautifully written and you probably won’t want to be alone in a bathroom after this
Conversation over skype: when I first read this one I got shivers down my spine, talk about a twist
World’s Best Psychologist: this really messes with your minds and leaves you more questions than answers
The Creature: it knows. it knows everything.
MOST POPULAR STORIES ON CREEPY PASTA
The first time I found out about this site was my junior year of high school. After reading a couple stories, I was so incredibly terrified I vowed never to go back. But ofcourse that didn’t last for so long, because they are so addicting.
You can view a ratings index of all creepy pasta stories here. They are numbered from most spooky to least spooky. Have fun ;)
These are only a paragraph or two long.
As more and more creepy stories are written or if I discover anymore cool ones, I will be posting them! Please look back my freaky story section for updates on stories!