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Vardan Partamyan

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Vardan Partamyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1983. After returning from studies in the US, he enrolled in the Yerevan State University - majoring in Political Science and English language. In the years that followed, he was an author of and contributor to a number of non-fiction publications mainly dealing with the issues and challenges facing his newly independent country.

Currently coordinating the various development projects of a large humanitarian foundation, he is trying to bring his input in pushing Armenia forward and ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all people.

Writing fiction has been a long time passion/obsession for Vardan who mixes influences from writers such as Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Harry Harrison, Alfre
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Vardan Partamyan Thanks for the question, William! Armenia, my home country, is a small, landlocked country on the outskirts of Europe. It has a population of less tha…moreThanks for the question, William! Armenia, my home country, is a small, landlocked country on the outskirts of Europe. It has a population of less than three million people and four neighboring countries. Two of these countries have, for the last quarter of a century, maintained a land blockade and one of them - Azerbaijan is threatening to wipe us from the face of Earth. My country has no natural resources to speak of and the scars of natural disaster, war and the fallout from the collapse of the Soviet Union are still very visible. Sounds grim, eh? Well, it is to a point. That point is the realization that Armenia is one of the oldest countries in human civilization, its culture the contemporary of ancient Egypt, Greece, Assyria and Rome. Our language also dates back thousand years and is a separate, unique branch of Indo-European tongues. Our religion is Christianity and Armenia is the first country to adopt Christianity as state religion in 301. It is also the country that was able to preserve its identity in spite of being overrun by overwhelming foes throughout its history that reads as a sweeping human drama where, at several points, the very existence of Armenia was under question. And yet, all these thousands of years, wars, disasters and the 1915 Ottoman Turkey conducted Genocide of Armenians later, here we are. Still here. Still moving forward. Still being able to laugh and joke and love and live and die as a free and proud people. The country is small and landlocked but it is also beautiful in a rugged way and holds thousands of years of memories and artifacts you can not find anywhere else...(less)
Vardan Partamyan Hey James, thank you very much for your question...naturally the where and when of writing are very important. I cannot write when I am at work and si…moreHey James, thank you very much for your question...naturally the where and when of writing are very important. I cannot write when I am at work and similarly I cannot write when I am home. There are a number of locations around town where I feel the right vibe to sit down and plunge into the abyss of imagination. These places could be cafes or small coffee shops - not too overrun with clientele but still not completely deserted. If I were to single out one ritual that precedes every writing session is reading the entire material I have written so far. That makes for an increasingly longer writing session but also that way you are able to keep the flow and the rhythm and the mood of the story intact. The mood is especially important as the tonal jumps are possible based on your current condition, which must not affect your writing material. While the writing itself is done in the places I described above, the overall creative process is incessant. You get an idea, you get a piece of the dialogue, you get a situation and a conflict and a twist that you really feel would go well with the story. That is when I take my phone and write the gist of the idea as a note to self. These notes are disjointed and look a lot like random hallucinations but they help me remember, reconstruct and develop the idea I had.(less)
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message 33: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan hello Jayne! Thanks! Well, Blondie is the quintessential awesome :)


message 32: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan Richard Reviles Censorship wrote: "Apparently you pay no attention to my posts. I don't want your event invites. Not at all, not now, not in future, not to anything where you're not servig champagne that I don't have to pay for.

I'..."


Hi Richard,

I am sorry my invites bothered you and you had to block me to no longer receive information about my books free days events. I am also sorry I am unable to serve you any free or otherwise champagne... you will probably have to look for it outside Goodreads.

Best,
Vardan


message 31: by Richard

Richard Derus Apparently you pay no attention to my posts. I don't want your event invites. Not at all, not now, not in future, not to anything where you're not servig champagne that I don't have to pay for.

I'm blocking you so you can't send me invites. You've never bothered to interact with me, shown no awareness that I am an individual and not simply a marketing target, and now there is no chance on the surface of the earth that I would consent to read a single word you ever write.


message 30: by L.R.

L.R. Currell Vardan wrote: "L.R. wrote: "Vardan wrote: "L.R. wrote: "mate, check your inbox"

Hey, I did and I am in, as I said. Sorry, been a tough couple of weeks for personal reasons."

Vardan wrote: "L.R. wrote: "mate, ch..."


no worries mate, these things happen. hopefully your friend gets well!


message 29: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan L.R. wrote: "Vardan wrote: "L.R. wrote: "mate, check your inbox"

Hey, I did and I am in, as I said. Sorry, been a tough couple of weeks for personal reasons."

Vardan wrote: "L.R. wrote: "mate, check your inbo..."


will have to skip on it if it's due today...currently at a hospital as a friend is very sick. Sorry for letting you down.


message 28: by L.R.

L.R. Currell Vardan wrote: "L.R. wrote: "mate, check your inbox"

Hey, I did and I am in, as I said. Sorry, been a tough couple of weeks for personal reasons."


Vardan wrote: "L.R. wrote: "mate, check your inbox"

Hey, I did and I am in, as I said. Sorry, been a tough couple of weeks for personal reasons."


didn't get anything in the inbox mate, but I read your reply here, draft is due today. I have already extended it, the others should be done as well. Let me know, shot you an invite back into the group!


message 27: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan L.R. wrote: "mate, check your inbox"

Hey, I did and I am in, as I said. Sorry, been a tough couple of weeks for personal reasons.


message 26: by L.R.

L.R. Currell mate, check your inbox


message 25: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan Free on Amazon! Get it! Read it! Enjoy it (I hope)!
http://www.amazon.com/White-Wolf-Hunt...


message 24: by Loretta

Loretta Hi Vardan. I thought you might he pleased to know that Amazon has put your books on the recommendation email that they send to people. I hope one day that my books will make this list, so I thought you would like to know that yours have. :)


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Vardan Partamyan Billie wrote: "Thanks for the add, Vardan! :D"

My pleasure, Billie! Glad to be good/friends with you :)


message 22: by Billie

Billie Thanks for the add, Vardan! :D


message 21: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan Kevis wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Vardan."

My pleasure, Kevis!


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Vardan Partamyan Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the add, Vardan. I look forward to keeping up with your writing and humanitarian concerns."

Thank you Cheryl!


message 19: by Kevis

Kevis Hendrickson Thanks for adding me, Vardan.


message 18: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan L.R. wrote: "Hi Vardan, nice to meet you. I am on facebook at fb.me/LRCurrell If you are on facebook drop by and like my book and I shall reciprocate. Wishing you all the best in your future writing endeavors.
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I just did! You can return the favor here:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/theafterl...

https://www.facebook.com/#!/whoisthep...


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Vardan Partamyan Anna (Bananas!) wrote: "I like your slightly sinister profile pic, although it won't let me "like" it."

Hey, Anna, thanks a lot! Consider it "liked"! :)))


Anna (Bananas) I like your slightly sinister profile pic, although it won't let me "like" it.


message 15: by L.R.

L.R. Currell Hi Vardan, nice to meet you. I am on facebook at fb.me/LRCurrell If you are on facebook drop by and like my book and I shall reciprocate. Wishing you all the best in your future writing endeavors.

Warm regards,

L.R. Currell


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Vardan Partamyan Participate in the giveaway for I, the Provocateur here!

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


message 13: by Nour

Nour Sharif Vardan wrote: "Nour wrote: "Vardan wrote: "Nour wrote: "Hello, Vardan!
I am reading After/life, and I was wondering how I can get your other books.
Thank you in advance."

Thank you for your message and your in..."


Hahahahahahahahahahahahah =P
You are welcome!


message 12: by Vardan

Vardan Partamyan Nour wrote: "Vardan wrote: "Nour wrote: "Hello, Vardan!
I am reading After/life, and I was wondering how I can get your other books.
Thank you in advance."

Thank you for your message and your interest in my ..."


:))) thank you Nour... for the upcoming possible 4 star and the other thing :)


message 11: by Nour

Nour Sharif Vardan wrote: "Nour wrote: "Hello, Vardan!
I am reading After/life, and I was wondering how I can get your other books.
Thank you in advance."

Thank you for your message and your interest in my novels. You can..."


I think I will ask someone from another country to get it for me and then send it to me.


message 10: by Nour

Nour Sharif Vardan wrote: "Nour wrote: "Hello, Vardan!
I am reading After/life, and I was wondering how I can get your other books.
Thank you in advance."

Thank you for your message and your interest in my novels. You can..."


I can't buy from Amazon :( It is not available in my country :( Thank you anyway! I will figure out a way, don't worry!

You are very welcome! And thank you so much!

Oh, spoiler alert!
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Vardan Partamyan Nour wrote: "Hello, Vardan!
I am reading After/life, and I was wondering how I can get your other books.
Thank you in advance."


Thank you for your message and your interest in my novels. You can pick up my second novel I, the Provocateur here: http://www.amazon.com/I-the-Provocate... . The third novel The White Wolf is still in writing/editing stages and I will let you know when it has been published. That novel will be a prequel to The After/Life. How do you like The After/Life so far?


message 8: by Nour

Nour Sharif Hello, Vardan!
I am reading After/life, and I was wondering how I can get your other books.
Thank you in advance.


Vardan Partamyan Angela wrote: "Hi Vardan, thank you for the friend request!"

Hi Angela! Thanks for accepting! Good to be good/read friends with you!


Angela Hi Vardan, thank you for the friend request!


Vardan Partamyan Isis wrote: "Really nice having you on my network! Looking forward to read your book ^.^"

The pleasure is all mine Isis and I do look forward to hearing your opinion about The After/Life! :)))))


Vardan Partamyan Claire wrote: "Thanks for the add =)"

utterly welcome :)


Claire Thanks for the add =)


Vardan Partamyan thanks :) but that's just in Armenia. Im sure Im not very far up on the global scale :)


Daphne Delacroix Highly impressive! Member for only a month and you're already ranked as the #1 Top User, #16 Top Reader, and #17 Top Writer :)


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