A Gift for You

One Week Only!  FREE EBOOK JUL 31-AUG 5Believe by Lori O’Gara What do you believe in? Open your mind to possibility. The possibility that there is a loving God who wants to be known. The possibility that there is another way to serve God, love humans, and live your faith than what you think youContinue reading “A Gift for You”

Tired…so Tired

I am so tired. I am tired of grand events, parties, drinking Mojito’s on the beach, shopping for the perfect pair of shoes, sitting in the cafe’ writing the next big thing, watching the sunset over Key West with my girls and…oh wait that is not my life. I go to work every day andContinue reading “Tired…so Tired”

The Five Rules of Social Media

Social media is pseudo-social. It is humans through filters of ego or lack thereof attempting to connect with others for self-gain, commiseration, or validation. By remembering that fact and following a few simple rules, your online persona and your human decency will stay intact. First Rule of Social Media Don’t take anything personally. Not all postsContinue reading “The Five Rules of Social Media”

Why I don’t Use a Pen Name

There are several legitimate reasons to use a pen name. Let me say upfront, I am not criticizing the reasons other writers choose to use a pen name. You probably know the reasons, there are many. The two biggest ones are to protect a writer’s family and freedom or embarrassment. I hear things that goContinue reading “Why I don’t Use a Pen Name”

Feel Free to Cause a Disturbance

Yes, art in all forms should make the person experiencing it feels pure raw emotion. It makes no difference if the art is visual, audible or sensory. To create feelings in humans is the sole purpose of art. When an observer looks at a painting, reads a story, or looks at a sculpture, you takeContinue reading “Feel Free to Cause a Disturbance”

Can You Hear That?

Shhh..listen…do you hear that small still voice? It is that one that calls you to stop procrastinating. It is the one that tells you that you have work to do. You have a story to write. Can you hear it now? No? Turn off the distractions. Yes, I said to turn them off. The television usedContinue reading “Can You Hear That?”

I hate to Tell this, but You are Not Special, Your Story Is

Every best selling or successful author you can think of started out just like us. Just a person in front of a blank page with an idea and a desire to tell a story. I am so sorry to tell you this but you are not special. I know all the amazing affirmations on socialContinue reading “I hate to Tell this, but You are Not Special, Your Story Is”

You Know this is True, Right?

Do you see this man? You know him. We all know him. Did he pop out of his mother with all of us knowing him, sending flowers, balloons and congratulation cards? No. Unless you did know his mom and well lucky you. He worked hard for what he accomplished or he placed himself at theContinue reading “You Know this is True, Right?”

Live Out Your Cause

What is your mission in life? What sort of mark do you want to leave on this planet after you leave it? Photo by NASA on Unsplash Every human needs a reason to live. I am going to talk about writers in this piece, because, well I am one. However, what I propose is for everyone.Continue reading “Live Out Your Cause”