I have an idea for creating an SCP, which involves a house that I actually have access to that is currently being totally re-shaped in the interior, but looks modern and complete on the exterior. I'm trying to come up with ways to make this house unique in it's own right, and have actually taken numerous pictures in different parts of the house, including it's dark, creepy basement area; small, incomplete bedrooms; etc. Also, I'm a bit new here, so I apologize if this forum wasn't put in the right section if that is the case, and if it is, for anyone who has the authority, I'd appreciate it if you moved this to the correct part of the forums. Thank you! Anyway, please feel free to give any suggestions, point out anything I should or shouldn't do, and link me to SCP articles that may seem similar, so I can steer clear of possibly stealing ideas. All (considerate and respectful) feedback is appreciated!
Moved to Ideas and Brainstorming. If/when in doubt of where a thread goes, take a look at other threads in the forum you're posting to. If what you have is similar, it probably goes there. If there's another forum that has threads with content more similar to yours, put the thread there.
In regards to the idea… it looks like all you've got is "it's (remember, only use "it's" if you can replace the word with "it is") a house with some creepy areas and a difference in styles between interior and exterior".
What's the story here?
To quote vezaz, "Get away from "type of object" or "sort of creature" and instead start thinking about stories you want to tell. Start looking for moments in your everyday life that give you pause, that are unusual, or that make you go off into a daydream. Then think about bringing the reader to that same moment."
Why does this house exist? How do you want the reader to feel when they read about it?
Firstly, I appreciate you moving this to the correct section. I apologize if it's at all frustrating for you to see these types of mistakes, assuming that not a whole lot of people make them.
When questioning its story, I've actually thought about what I'll do for it myself. The house does have some family history, and I'm thinking of dramatizing it and adding some other outside elements to it that will seem more fitting for the horror genre. However, my main concern is what will make this house so anomalous.
I've thought of a few different side-effects, health risks, etc that will add to the element of being harmful, or perhaps some sort of mystery behind it. In all honesty, however, I'm worried about writing similar ideas or concepts that have been re-used over and over in different SCPs.
A concern I have is, what should I do in order to get unique, creative ideas from the community, which have most likely read more SCPs than me, and are able to tell what has and hasn't been done before? I've seen plenty of comments on other SCPs saying "Oh, an idea similar to this has been done before" and "Are you trying to imitate this one other SCP I read about?"
A concern I have is, what should I do in order to get unique, creative ideas from the community,
Tell us what your ideas are.
The house does have some family history, and I'm thinking of dramatizing it and adding some other outside elements to it that will seem more fitting for the horror genre.
However, my main concern is what will make this house so anomalous.
Anomalies by nature can't be explained by science, so you shouldn't feel too pressed to put detail about what causes the weird stuff.
ETA: no worries on the thread moving. It happens. Make mistakes, learn from them, make those same mistakes less often, continue learning.
Hey, I think the forum you're looking for is over here -> http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/c-89000/help:ideas-and-brainstorming
This forum is for critiquing and providing feedback on SCP/Tale drafts (So you can submit here once you've written up an example of your SCP).
Good luck, and welcome to the Foundation