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August 15, 2007

Short Story publication

My latest Short Story has been "e-published" at Residential Aliens, the new e-magazine. The story is entitled "Ship of heaven?" and I had a lot of fun writing it. I hope that you will enjoy reading it.

These stories have been an exercise in trying to "get into the mind" of my characters, something that is quite important when you are trying to write believable fiction and create believable characters. That is the secret of Pratchett's characters, you know them, you even recognise them when you bump into them in a shop or in the street.

In writing the short stories about them though, there is a small danger that you become so familiar with them, and the characters become so much a part of you, that you fail to carry this over into the stories themselves. I hope that this one will wet appetites for more. Four others are available on Amazon.com and I have several more either finished and waiting to find a publisher or in draft and waiting on my attention. They are intended to be fun and I hope that they give as much pleasure to the reader as I got out of writing them.

Terry Pratchett once remarked that writing was the most fun you can have on your own. I agree with him, it's unbeatable.

Posted by The Gray Monk at August 15, 2007 07:02 PM

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Pat, Congrats on all your stories - wish you well as you share these adventures with a growing audience. It was fun to read and re-print "A Ship of Heaven?" Lyn from Residential Aliens.
PS Thanks for the link and mention. :-)

Posted by: Lyn at August 15, 2007 09:29 PM

You should also consider writing for Ray Gun Revival. That's a Space Opera zine with a Christian undergirding. It's at www.raygunrevival.com - I just posted a blurb about Marty's review of your book in the forums under "shameless self promotion." :-) Lyn

Posted by: Lyn at August 17, 2007 12:28 PM

Lyn, thanks for the link and the boost, I hope your endeavours with Residential Aliens prosper and I'll be happy to continue supporting you.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at August 17, 2007 04:19 PM