Alexei Stephenson

Alexei Stephenson

is creating Fiction

15

patrons

$64

per month
I'm a fiction writer with a love of snappy dialogue, inventive combat scenes, characters that try to make smart decisions, and ill-timed accidental innuendo (sometimes all at the same time). My current projects are:

Lighting Up the Dark, an ongoing story set in a version of the Naruto manga/anime where being able to punch through trees and breathe fire is nothing next to the power of intelligent, creative thought. Currently undergoing a stylistic rewrite which will make it 50% better and 75% more free from plot holes.

Marked for Death, a forum quest co-written with David Storrs and a gentleman who goes by the name of OliWhail, set in a rational version of the Narutoverse (maybe you can see a pattern here). Come join us, and help steer a renegade ninja and his team of misfits through a deadly world of ravenous monsters, superpowered assassins and pragmatist politicians. Cunning plots, outrageous shenanigans and terrifying physics-based munchkinry guaranteed.

My fans and players are the reason I write, and the reviews I receive are an enormous source of motivation for me, both as a writer and in my life overall. So if you like my work, just letting me know makes a big difference. But if you want to go beyond that, and maybe help me take another step, whether great or small, towards becoming a full-time writer, the links are on the right.
Tiers
Named Civilian
$1 or more per month
My eternal gratitude for choosing to use some of your finite money to support my work.
Academy Student
$3 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Personal thanks in the next chapter of LUD.
Genin
$5 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Get a character named after you. They might not appear straight away. They might die within seconds of their introduction, or they might become a recurring fan favourite. Either way, their existence will be forever recorded in a fantasy world.
Chūnin
$10 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Once a month, get some exclusive notes on writing from me. These might be reflections on something that's occurred to me during the writing process, recommendations of stories that do a particular thing really well, deleted scenes (that will get to see the light of day after all, thanks to you!)... all I can say is that it will be writing-related, and I'll do my best to make it worth reading.
Special Jōnin
$25 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Read LUD chapters a week before anyone else. Rub your hands in anticipation as you look forward to the looks on the other readers' faces! Have your insightful theories already prepared when the discussions open! Blackmail those around you with threats of spoilers! (Don't actually do this last part. Some things are too evil even for me.)
Jōnin
$50 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Writing advice! Send me up to 5000 words of something you wrote, up to once every three months, and I will apply my powers as a professional proofreader and unprofessional author to give you my best feedback on how to improve it.
Elite Jōnin
$100 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Design a character. You probably won't be able to make a shotgun-toting goblin paladin or an Elder God who runs a fabulous pet store (maybe in my next project?), but I will happily work with you to create someone who will fit into the setting and story, and who will, at minimum, get a cool and memorable death. We can do this up to twice a year.
Kage
$200 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Design something special. It could be a scene, a piece of worldbuilding, a plot twist... if you can imagine it, I can work with you to find a way to integrate it into the story. We can do this up to twice a year.
I'm a fiction writer with a love of snappy dialogue, inventive combat scenes, characters that try to make smart decisions, and ill-timed accidental innuendo (sometimes all at the same time). My current projects are:

Lighting Up the Dark, an ongoing story set in a version of the Naruto manga/anime where being able to punch through trees and breathe fire is nothing next to the power of intelligent, creative thought. Currently undergoing a stylistic rewrite which will make it 50% better and 75% more free from plot holes.

Marked for Death, a forum quest co-written with David Storrs and a gentleman who goes by the name of OliWhail, set in a rational version of the Narutoverse (maybe you can see a pattern here). Come join us, and help steer a renegade ninja and his team of misfits through a deadly world of ravenous monsters, superpowered assassins and pragmatist politicians. Cunning plots, outrageous shenanigans and terrifying physics-based munchkinry guaranteed.

My fans and players are the reason I write, and the reviews I receive are an enormous source of motivation for me, both as a writer and in my life overall. So if you like my work, just letting me know makes a big difference. But if you want to go beyond that, and maybe help me take another step, whether great or small, towards becoming a full-time writer, the links are on the right.

Recent posts by Alexei Stephenson

Tiers
Named Civilian
$1 or more per month
My eternal gratitude for choosing to use some of your finite money to support my work.
Academy Student
$3 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Personal thanks in the next chapter of LUD.
Genin
$5 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Get a character named after you. They might not appear straight away. They might die within seconds of their introduction, or they might become a recurring fan favourite. Either way, their existence will be forever recorded in a fantasy world.
Chūnin
$10 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Once a month, get some exclusive notes on writing from me. These might be reflections on something that's occurred to me during the writing process, recommendations of stories that do a particular thing really well, deleted scenes (that will get to see the light of day after all, thanks to you!)... all I can say is that it will be writing-related, and I'll do my best to make it worth reading.
Special Jōnin
$25 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Read LUD chapters a week before anyone else. Rub your hands in anticipation as you look forward to the looks on the other readers' faces! Have your insightful theories already prepared when the discussions open! Blackmail those around you with threats of spoilers! (Don't actually do this last part. Some things are too evil even for me.)
Jōnin
$50 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Writing advice! Send me up to 5000 words of something you wrote, up to once every three months, and I will apply my powers as a professional proofreader and unprofessional author to give you my best feedback on how to improve it.
Elite Jōnin
$100 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Design a character. You probably won't be able to make a shotgun-toting goblin paladin or an Elder God who runs a fabulous pet store (maybe in my next project?), but I will happily work with you to create someone who will fit into the setting and story, and who will, at minimum, get a cool and memorable death. We can do this up to twice a year.
Kage
$200 or more per month
All of the above, plus...

Design something special. It could be a scene, a piece of worldbuilding, a plot twist... if you can imagine it, I can work with you to find a way to integrate it into the story. We can do this up to twice a year.