Why Bother?

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We recently read an article that said the average income for a published author is less than 10k a year. If you factor in that Ebooks are easily pirated and copyrighted material is easily duplicated, the average income drops significantly. One reason that we O’Garas offer ebooks exclusively through Amazon is that if a Dear…… Continue reading Why Bother?

Endings are Beginnings

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We have reached the end of a story. It’s the end of one tale and the start of the next. It’s easy to be happy about beginnings. Endings can go either way. They can be happy or sad. It depends on your story. Your story has starts, stops and transitions. It will end for good…… Continue reading Endings are Beginnings

Do you read?

Do you read? Books are all the things you’re thinking of right now. Books are movies in your mind’s eye while you are reading. They are tickets to far away lands, windows into other humans’ lives and vessels to worlds unknown. Books are a way to connect with other people who share the same interests…… Continue reading Do you read?

Reading is an acquired taste

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Humans who love reading do not understand others who don’t enjoy reading. We readers look at the non reading humans like they are aliens. Think of it this way. Not everyone likes tacos or chocolate. I’m not sure why but they don’t. Reading lovers unite! Let us the book lovers push our love for reading…… Continue reading Reading is an acquired taste

Day 20

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Mean what you say and say what you mean. Own the words coming out of your mouth. Own your beliefs. None of this…”well… I…..uh…” No, stop that. Don’t give a solid, strong, authoritative, statement or speech then end it with…a lukewarm statement. Just don’t. Everything you said before is lessened now. When a self proclaimed…… Continue reading Day 20

Day 14

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I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I look at all the authors floating through my newsfeeds and say, “I am lost in a sea of headshots and book covers.” What makes me special? All these storytellers and word spinners think they are special too. We are all correct and terribly wrong in the same moment.…… Continue reading Day 14

I ❤️ Mail

I love real mail. Paper and stamps and cards and words… It takes time to mail a real letter. Few humans take the time to send cards or letters. Even at Christmas time there is an overwhelming feeling that sending cards is not a priority anymore. It is truly a dying art. I wonder if…… Continue reading I ❤️ Mail

Why so Snappy? Pt 2

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Why do we snap off at the people we love most? Sometimes I wonder why we speak so short and rudely to our family members. It’s like we don’t care that they have feelings. I don’t mean to bark but I do. Always after I use a harsh tone of voice I feel so bad.…… Continue reading Why so Snappy? Pt 2