Script excerpts and other posts about the technique and process of writing

Yaoi Comic “No Kissing” Is Ready For Download!

Hot diggety! Our next free comic, the 35-page second chapter of Tough, “No Kissing”, is finished and ready for download! In this post, I’m again sharing the first 16 full-color pages of the comic and letting you know how to get the entire comic sent to you for free. And this post is also where readers are commenting about what they thought about “No Kissing”. Check it out!

Share
Read more

How To Write Badly: The Idiot Plot Device

There are enough examples of quality writing in genre work that there is no excuse for writing stories that can’t stand toe-to-toe with more “mainstream” work. And I believe the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. Thus this series of posts on “How To Write Badly” – because knowing is half the battle.

The first shameful technique we’ll discuss is something I like to call “The Idiot Plot Device”.

Share
Read more

When Should You Kill Your Loved Ones?

Oh, my God, he did it again — and not once, but twice. I sat there staring at the dead body before my eyes and thought, I’m never going to trust this man again.

Thoughts about murder for art’s sake as well as spoilers for old seasons of Buffy, Firefly/Serenity, Alien 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, the Dutch version of The Vanishing, Dickens’s “Old Curiosity Shop.” and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes below the fold.

Share
Read more

Why Yaoi?

My name is Alex. I’m a Bay Area filmmaker and a guy. And I’m putting a great deal of time and money into writing and publishing a series of Yaoi graphic novels — “Yaoi graphic novels” being boy-on-boy romance comics traditionally created by and for women.

What am I thinking?

Share
Read more