Create Vampires is a book, intended as a guide around literary pitfalls, and as a non-Fictional resource written for readers fascinated by vampires and similar monsters!

Vampires Of The Imagination edit

Although vampires are creatures of folklore, monsters from the afterlife that are sometimes called the "un-dead," vampires are uniquely different from ghost, those lingering spirits who refuse to die.
Although vampires, by definition, are animated corpses, vampires of the imagination must feed on human blood in order to continue their earthly existence.
This unique quality makes vampires a popular and original type of fiction, slightly different from other creatures found in folklore.

                                                             About This Book

We hope this book will clear up many mis-notions, and common misunderstandings associated with the "un-dead," especially a common confusion about the actual people who did inspire vampire folklore, verses the evolved horror creations called vampires of the imagination.

Preface: The Factual Roots Of Vampires edit

Factual Basis For Vampires?
Factual Basis For Vampires is a special page intended to offer information about the factual bases for vampires.

What Type Of Book Is This?

Create Vampires is one of many free Wikibooks is a part of the Wikimedia project. Writers and contributors are volunteers who cull through websites,
use online search engines to find facts, and volunteer to work on special projects that are open to the public.
Volunteers are people who write, edit, and help people understand the powerful tools at their fingertips.
Edvard Munch - Love and Pain / Vampire (1895) - Google Art Project "Les Vampires"
Edvard Munch - Vampire (1895) - Google Art Project
Les vampires

This book will introduce 5 "original" fictional creations (or oddly unique persons):

  1. vampire-person
  2. zombie-person
  3. hungry-ghost-person
  4. ghost-person
  5. demon-person

This book, intended as a short guide for people, should focus on why a vampire-person is a original fictional creation.
We hope this book will include tips that will help writers, and questions that challenge our notions.

What type of book can help people became better writers?

A factual book with useful information.
A combination text-book, tutorial, and self-study course-option is intended, yet if done wrong, results may be a experimental book, in need of improvements and development.

[Many links do not direct to electronic pages]
Table Of Content
List of All Pages in This Book
Introduction: "Original Fictional Creations"
Proper Spelling: "How Do You Spell Vam-Pai-Yer?"
"Alternative Spellings"
What Is A Vampire? A Definition for Vampire:
Proper Noun? Should Vampire Be Capitilized?
Why Create A Vampire? : Create_Vampires/Why_Create_Vampires
Stereotypes To Avoid:
History Of Vampires:
African Folklore:
American Folklore:
Asian Folklore:
Eastern Folklore: Create_Vampires/Dracula_Behind_Vlad-The_Impaler
"Eastern European Folklore"
Latin Folklore:
Authors Who Created Vampires Of The Imagination:
"Writers Who Did Not Create Vampires"
Popular Culture: Vampires
"Science and Vampirism"
For Vampires: "Scientific Evidence For Vampires"
Against Vampires: "Scientific Evidence Against Vampires"
Writing Vampire Prose: "Writing Vampire Prose"
Resource Page: ""
Information for Spanish speakers: "Vampiro"
"Wikipedia: Vampire"

Reference edit

How Do You Spell Vam-Pai-Yer?
1. Vampiro "Spanish Wikipedia" [1]Date: 4/20/2020
2. Vampiro "Spanishdict" [2] Date: 2/30/2020
3. Vampire "Merrian-Webster" Online Dictionary [3]Date: 4/27/2020
4. Vampyre "Urban Dictionary" [4] Date: June/23/2011

Writers Who Did Not Create Vampires
"The Vampire" is a poem by Rudyard Kipling (1897)

Alternative Spelling
" vampire"
" vampire"

Definition: What are Vampires?
The definition for a vampire varies dependent on what dictionary one uses.

For example: has a general definition:

Vampire: n. a preternatural being

2. (in Eastern European Folklore) a corpse, animated by an undeparted soul or demon.

According to, a vampire is "a creature from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital essence [ the blood] of the living." [1]

Create A Vampire:

Stereotypes To Avoid:
Kid Vampires. Creating child-vampire types.
History of Vampires:
African Folklore:
American Folklore:
Eastern Folklore:
Eastern European Folklore:
Latin Folklore:

Vampires and Popular Culture:

Authors Who Created Vampires:

"Carmilla by S. L. Fanu"  

Writers Who Did Not Create Vampires: wiki:The_Vampire

Scientific Evidence:
For Vampires:
Against vampires:

Paul Barber in his book Vampires, Burial and Death has described that belief in vampires resulted from people of pre-industrial societies attempting to explain the natural, but to them inexplicable, process of death and decomposition. DEATH w:Death