Writing Options: Where to Start Writing in the Fear Mythos

So! You want to write in the Fear Mythos, but you don’t know where to start! Let me give some suggestions.

You could write a Fearblog.

A Fearblog is a spin-off of the slenderblog, staple of the slender man mythos. It is basically a narrative told in blog format. Now, the standard and most common plot of a Fearblog involves the blogger posting about his or her life before encountering an eldritch being revealed to be a Fear before going on the run or trying to live their life normally. Some Fearblogs have the blogger work for the Fear and post about killing people. Some Fearblogs are just daily blogs about Fears, though most are structured as proper stories.

Blogging is a very creative medium, allowing for posting text, pictures, music, chats, or even videos. Blogging sites allow for much variety, with Blogger being the easiest and most convenient as well as having an easy-to-use comment system, Tumblr being better for multimedia and those who want to work harder for more style, and WordPress being the most extensive but also rather daunting with its complexity. Best of all, it’s completely free.

Once you’ve made a Fearblog, feel free to make a thread for it in the Records section of the Fear Mythos forum so that the community can read it! You can make a thread as soon as the first post is up or even wait until the whole story is told; it’s entirely up to you. Examples of Fearblogs can be found on the list of blogs (finished and ongoing).

You could write creepypasta.

Creepypasta is a short creepy story on the internet. If you don’t want to write anything huge, just want to get something short out, feel free to write something and send it to one of our communal-based creepypasta sites!

Alternatively, you can write what we call a “blogpasta,” which is a blog told in a small number of posts (around ten or so on average). Examples include alliterator’s And When the Sky Was Opened, The Visitor’s Terrific, DJay32’s Harlequin Metropolis, or TheSomnambulist’s In Death He Bleeds into the River.

You could make a multi-blog story.

On the opposite side of the size spectrum, you can make a series of blogs all part of a greater story! In this case, blogs are more like chapters or acts in the greater narrative you wish to tell. But be warned: These are difficult to write and take a lot of time and effort. Feel free to include far more than just blogs in here!

Examples of these in the mythos include ExorcistGamer’s Shattered Psyche, DJay32’s and alliterator’s collaborative Topography Genera, or CuteWithoutThe’s The Devil and God Are.

You could make a vlog.

If you really want to try creativity, you can make a video series. YouTube’s a good site to try this on, but a bit of Googling can find you others, and the blog sites linked earlier offer video posts as well. We currently have several vlogs, a list of which can be found here.

You could make an ARG.

This is the ultimate in interactive storytelling, though it’s also arguably the most difficult to execute well. An Alternate-Reality Game is an interactive story with ciphers and puzzles and actors talking with the players that has to be scheduled and given much thought. But the end result can be a delightfully fun and fascinating experience for all involved.

A good example of a Fear Mythos ARG would be The Puppet’s Game and sequel The Puppet’s Game 2.

You could experiment.

No matter what option you choose, I want to stress that you have complete artistic freedom. You can make a narrative or a blog or a communal project or a feature-length film or a comedy script series or a novel or a million of them, and you can do it on any website you please.

But what’s also important part is that you will always have an audience of some sort with the Fear Mythos. We’re a community of writers. You can find our forums and communities here!

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How to Design Your Blog – An educational video on making your blog stand out!

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3 thoughts on “Writing Options: Where to Start Writing in the Fear Mythos

  1. What about the Vlog Pavel Hall?
    Wouldn’t that mean you had two?

    • DJay32 says:

      I haven’t really updated this article in a while, yeah; we’ve got way more than one now. There’s FallBlackStar, AnOnlyPuppet, the new Digi one, alliterator even made one at one point, and of course Pavel Hall. And there’s TECHNICALLY a Topography Genera vlog that I haven’t officially released yet.
      I’ll update the article.

  2. I absolutely love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my very own site and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Kudos!

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