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  • Most words in titles should be capitalized. Exceptions include the words "a(n)" and "the".
  • They do not need periods at the end. A title is not a sentence or a statement, it’s a title.
  • A title doesn’t need quotation marks. In any way, in any shape, in any form.
  • Exclamation points and question marks are fine, however.

Capitalize Your Sentences:

  • The BEGINNING of a sentence starts with a CAPITAL letter. the sentence doesn’t start like this. The sentence starts like this.
  • Only the first letter of a sentence, and proper nouns/pronouns/names in general need capitalized.
  • Capitalize the first letter in a quotation. (Example: Bob looked at me and said, “Wow!”)
  • EXCEPTION: When a sentence quotation is split in the middle. (“Wow, you know,” Bob said, “that was amazing.”)
  • Capitalize “I.” It’s I, not i. I walked the dog. I killed a man. Etc.
  • Please Do Not Capitalize Every Word Like This.

Punctuation Time!

  • If it’s a punctuation mark, put a space after it. Punctuation marks include but are not limited to: Exclamations (!), periods (.), semi-colon (;), colon (:), question mark (?), and comma (,).
  • SPACE after the end of a sentence. <---- See that? There’s a space after that period. Without a space, a pasta looks crunched together and becomes hardly readable.
  • If there is more after the end of a quote it ends with a COMMA. (“That’s a lovely dress,” he said with a grin.)
  • If there isn’t, it ends with a PERIOD. (He glanced at the dress, eyeing it up and down, and said, “That’s a lovely dress.”)
  • PERIODS and COMMAS go INSIDE the quotation marks.
  • A question mark that belongs to a quote goes INSIDE the quotation marks.
  • A question mark that doesn’t goes outside of the quotation marks.
  • If you are using “air quotes” or quoting something while you are quoting, use a single quote mark. (“And then I ‘maced’ him with the perfume. Just as effective as pepper spray,” she said.)

The Annoying Wall of Text

Use PARAGRAPHS. Here’s when you should if you are unsure and need a guide:

  • After someone speaks.
  • Changing speakers or dialogue.
  • Transitioning subjects, or
  • Breaking up long amounts of text for idea transitioning.

The Common Errors One should Avoid

Common mistakes one should avoid (Words.):

  • "It's" is not a possessive pronoun. "Its" is the correct term. "It's" is a contraction, meaning "it is."
  • "Your" IS a possessive pronoun. "Your bike." "Your thing." etc. "You're" is the correct term for things like "You're busted." etc. It means "You are."
  • There: Is a place. Their: It’s their toy. They’re: “They are.”

Common Mistakes one should avoid (Fragments)

  • A sentence that is COMPLETE has a subject, and a verb, and forms a complete thought.
  • A fragment often contains conjunctions that cause them to no longer be complete thoughts. (“Because I ran.”)
  • Imperative sentences have an understood “You” at the beginning. “Take out the trash” is basically “YOU take out the trash.”


  • Keep tense the same all the way through the sentence.
  • Common past tense words have “ed” at the end of them.
  • Common mistake: It’s not “Bringed.” It’s “Brought.” Not “buyed”. It’s “bought.”
  • Another common mistake: It’s “sat,” not “sitted.”
  • Future tense words that are common have the word “will” preceding them. “I will take out the trash."

Comma Splicing/Fused Sentences

  • Use a semi-colon to separate two main clauses. “The man was old; he was at least 70.”
  • Use a period to separate two main clauses. “The man was old. He was at least 70.”
  • ^ Both make sense.
  • Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction. “The boy was small, and his weight had to have been less than 100 pounds.”
  • Use a colon when the second clause explains the first. “The man was old: he was at least 70.

Other common mistakes:

  • Numbers: Use figures for numbers above 10. Use words for numbers one through nine.
  • Use modifiers correctly. A modifier is something that relates or “modifies” a word in a sentence.
  • Use synonyms. Don’t use the same word 35 times. It makes things boring.

Other Quality Things.

  • USE SOME DESCRIPTION. Which is better: “Character X stabbed Character Y,” or “Character X jammed the knife into Character Y’s chest, smiling cruelly as blood began dribbling out.”?
  • A pasta can be short, but it must be able to tell at least SOME story. If your story has no plot, pointless, and anti-climatic, please post them here, where there are two categories for them.
  • If a person you write a pasta about exists in real life, ASK THEM PERMISSION, and DON’T OFFEND THEM.
  • THERE IS ALREADY A TITLE ON PAGES. There is no need nor reason to repost the title in the pasta itself.
  • This may be a wiki for spin-offs, but TRY TO AVOID CLICHES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. They’re boring, and so over-used that they’re over-used here.


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