I’m Warning You…

October 5, 2010

One concern that in a way is unique (and, in other ways, when you start looking further into things, really isn’t) to writing which is self-published on the Internet, is that of content warnings. TV shows like Cops will start with generic warnings like “Due to the nature of this program, viewer discretion is advised,” more »


Can’t Take the Heat

August 12, 2010

The world of writing is, maybe by necessity, full of plot devices. Some of them work well more often than not, while some others tend to be implausible at best at least nine times out of ten. This entry is about one of the latter, one largely specific to the furry fandom. Friction between characters, more »


What’s in a Name?

August 9, 2010

One part of writing that very few stories let you escape, and which I (and I believe many writers with me) often dread and try to put off, sometimes until it gets ridiculous, is naming the characters. Now, some of them seem to come with a name, and some are the kind of people for whom more »


For Posterity

July 28, 2010

One of the ever-present worries of the writer (and the artist, but we’re looking at the writer here – though I will say the image I’m illustrating this entry with dates back to 2001) is one’s older work. There’s a delicate balance there; how much should be kept around for posterity? How soon can one say “no, more »


Where Do the Fur and Tail Come In?

July 15, 2010

When furry writers start discussing furry fiction, two issues that seem to universally come up are what makes furry fiction, and what writing stories featuring anthropomorphic characters entails. In this entry I’m going to focus on the latter, and especially on physically anthropomorphic characters, as they are generally what is used in furry fandom. One point that more »


What is Furry Fandom?

June 29, 2010

I’ve been thinking a lot about this, on and off, over the last couple of months. Furry fandom is, really, unique among fandoms, at least in western culture. I get the impression the doujinshi culture in Japan may in some ways be closer than most other examples, but I lack the deeper experience to really more »


Introduction to Vixenscratch Meta

June 13, 2010

I’m a pretty opinionated person, as they go. It follows that I don’t just write, but I also have thoughts on writing, both as a craft and as it pertains to furry fandom. Hell, I have thoughts on fandom, too, in ways that I feel are relevant to my talking about furry writing but which more »