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In Which I SQUEE

July 01, 2010  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Characterization, The Craft   8 Comments

Writing a short story, as opposed to a novel, is difficult for me.  But I vowed to work on that craft, and I’m very pleased that one of my shorts won third place in Michelle Davidson Argyle’s short story contest. Any genre except erotica was welcome, and I picked science fiction.

The Woman” is a story based on the characters in my novel Armageddon’s Princess. Only, I reversed the roles, the story is about Arune, an AI, not about Lexus (although she does play an important part in the story).

Arune is a great character to write. He’s sensitive. He’s based on human DNA, but he is not human, he thinks very, very fast. But he is a person, and an interesting one at that. I was happy to finally be able to do him justice.

I love exploring gender relationships in my writing. My female friends often accuse me of being an incurable romantic. Of that I am proudly guilty.

8 comments on: In Which I SQUEE

  1. Lady Glamis July 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Your story really blew me away, Anthony, and I can’t tell you how excited I am that you based this on a NOVEL. Holy crap, can I be a beta reader pretty please?!!!

    • Anthony July 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm

      I am still grinning like a dork.

      I guess I do have some vanity. :-p

      • Lady Glamis July 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

        Can’t wait to read the novel! Sadly, it’s going to be awhile, but I will let you when I am. 🙂

  2. Anthony July 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    It’s actually easier for me to write a 100k novel than it is to write a 7.5k short story, as far as brain-power goes.

    But yes, the novel that shares this world is called Armageddon’s Princess. It’s about post-war Lexus. I’ve been trying to sell it. I may have to shove it under the bed and move on.

  3. J.C July 1, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    no, don’t shove it under a bed. send it to her! so thrilled for you that it placed 🙂 was a good read!

    • Anthony July 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      Of course I sent it. Geeze. :-p

      But I’ve moved on to other writing projects. If it sells, it sells. If it doesn’t well, I’ll try something else.

  4. Gary Corby July 4, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Congratulations Anthony! It’s good!

    • Anthony July 5, 2010 at 12:37 am

      Thank you Gary!

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