Larry G. Maguire
Writer | Artist | Storymaker
Hello, I’m Larry.
I live in Dublin near the Phoenix Park with my wife Joanne and our three kids, Ruairí, Cian and Cara. I’m a full-time writer, portrait artist and a slight perfectionist. I’m also studying a degree in psychology by night.
I am extremely passionate about artistic freedom & the creative process, and I write on this often. I couldn’t give two fiddlers if what I write is no good, I’m merely compelled for some reason or other to write and share it.
The short stories I write attempt to acquaint you with the tragedy and hope of ordinary people’s lives. People like you and me as we try to find happiness, uncover our place in the world and understand why we are here.
I’ll challenge popular opinion sometimes too. Regularly asking you to consider new, often counterintuitive concepts. You may find the material controversial, evocative, even unacceptable. But my hope is that you find it measured and thought-provoking.
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What’s Your Background?
I left school at 15 and began an apprenticeship as an electrician – turns out I was good at it. After a brief stint in Philadelphia drinking my ass off, I returned home to start my own business at age 26.
I operated that business quite successfully for 16 years, counting Intel and US Government as clients. The business kept moving reasonably well through the crash in 2008 but by 2010 work had dried up. With big debt and no work, I had to shut the doors.
Everything I had built was gone. However, I had found a new passion – writing. I had been spending considerable time online writing, marketing my business, building websites and experimenting.
So I decided this would be my new direction.
The last 10 years have given me a new perspective, one I wouldn’t change for any money. It’s been the foundation for huge personal growth and a basis for my writing.
What Do You Write About?
Admittedly, I only write about what interests me. However, my hope is that my stuff strikes a chord with you. I tend to tackle life’s deeper questions such as;
- Why are we here, are we alone in the universe?
- Why do people behave the way they do?
- Is there a God, and what is it anyway?
- Do time and space exist?
From a more practical perspective I write about;
- How Artists & Creatives can market their work online
- The Creative Process
- Business and entrepreneurship
What’s Your Philosophy?
My philosophy for everything is to just go for it and fuck the consequences. It’s not that I encourage recklessness, but rather that we consider adopting a “can’t lose” attitude.
I’m constantly working on this myself, so when I figure it out I’ll let you know.
For me success is in the eye of the beholder, so think as big as you can, move from your heart and follow your dreams. Put those closest to you top of your priorities but put yourself first – Nothing else matters.
Do what you love and do nothing else. Life is short so you shouldn’t spend it doing the things you don’t like. Make your work your art, and throw you heart and soul into it.
Say “fuck it” daily, take chances and have no regrets, because you and everyone you know will be gone one day soon.
Get In Touch
If you’ve something to say, please get in on the conversation in the article comments – I love the engagement. You can also email me, phone, Tweet me or pay me a visit over on Medium. I look forward to hearing from you.