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Ara Grigorian is the international award-winning author of GAME OF LOVE, his debut novel. He is a technology executive in the entertainment industry. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from University of Southern California where he specialized in marketing and entrepreneurship. True to the Hollywood life, Ara wrote for a children's television pilot that could have made him rich (but didn't) and nearly sold a video game to a major publisher (who closed shop days later). Fascinated by the human species, Ara writes about choices, relationships, and second chances. Always a sucker for a hopeful ending, he writes contemporary romance stories targeted to adult and new adult readers.

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Ara Grigorian Hi Elen! Yes, I am :) My grandfather was also a writer many decades ago, so I guess it's in the blood. I hope you enjoy the book! Please let me know.

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Hi Elen! Yes, I am :) My grandfather was also a writer many decades ago, so I guess it's in the blood. I hope you enjoy the book! Please let me know.

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Ara Grigorian There are two phases that I love: the idea creation and revision.

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There are two phases that I love: the idea creation and revision.

When a new idea comes to me, I feel the same excitement I felt when I met someone new. I go through a love affair of sorts with the new story. It's all about knowing the main characters better, learning what it is that they want from life, and what's stopping them. I get to a point that I know the main characters so well that I almost think they're real (my therapist says the new medication will help with that!)

Then comes the revision process. This is where after I've written the draft, the true story becomes obvious. The theme -- heart -- of the story shows itself and I see all the areas that I've gone off track. As I revise, the story tightens. I love seeing how all the pieces come together and how a simple concept had so much more to it.(less)
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Ara Grigorian Helene wrote: "I'm sure all these groups keep you busy."

Busy seems to be my middle name :)


Helene Pilibosian I'm sure all these groups keep you busy.


Amunhotep El Bey Thanks for the add Ara. xox!


Claude Nougat Nice to be friends! I see we have lots of books that we like in common!


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