Gina Lawless Books

October 21, 2012

The Creation of Creator

Are you ever in the process of writing your book, and need to stop and think: How will people receive this type of story? What will they think of me?

I struggled with this question when I wrote Creator. My thoughts ranged from, people are going to be angry and outraged, to insisting that I need to be saved.

I seriously had to set aside those questions, and forge ahead with my ideas for the book regardless of what people might think. I was raised by a religious mother, and an atheistic father, but neither influenced my thoughts one way or the other.

I am Agnostic through and through. Spending most of my teen years trying to find a religion (never did) that supported what I was searching for, and didn’t point the finger at another religion insisting that they were wrong, came at a high price. It only made me loath religion on the whole. I don’t think that our Creator meant for it to happen this way.

Back to the book. I was afraid to release it out into the world based on the wide range of religious beliefs throughout my family, and the public. I needed to set aside the fear factor, and realize that if I stifle my writing for fear of what people will think of me, then I don’t need to be writing.

It is a fictional novel, however some folks don’t absorb that word “fiction” when watching a movie, or reading a book.

Here is your challenge: I would like to give the first three people who comment to this post, a coupon for a free copy of the eBook, Creator. 

And then, will you have the guts to tell me what you think?

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9 Comments »

  1. Hi Gina,
    Congratulations to you for being brave and following your heart. I too, had a similar upbringing (we really do share many things!), Catholic mother and . . . jeez, alcoholic father, not Catholic, not really anything but drunk most of the time! I too searched and found nothing until I was about 24yrs old. Upon the recommendation of a friend, I walked through the doors of a Religious Science church (NOT Scientology and NOT Christian Science) and found my home. It’s part of the New Thought movement (not so new really, been around since the 1920’s I think) but it’s awesome stuff. Just to give an example, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson and Oprah are all part of this movement. Anyway, worth a look if you haven’t done so; sounds like it might be a fit. I’d love to read your book; sounds like my cup of tea!

    Comment by The Grand Master/Little Master Series — October 21, 2012 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

    • Are you my long lost sister? I swear we had the same parents. Who knows! I didn’t know I had a half brother until I was nine years old.

      My Grandmother was a minister with the Rosicrucian Fellowship which delves into the scientific aspect of religion, some astrology mixed in there.

      Since you don’t have an eReader, you would have to read the book on your computer, or print it, but I would love for you to take a look at it. Go to http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ginalawless and enter the code MX49A for a freebie.

      Yes, I will check out it out! Thanks. 🙂

      Comment by Gina Lawless — October 21, 2012 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Gina, Trying for the second time to leave a comment. You know how I believe… I would love to read your book. I do not have an eReader.

    Comment by Bunny — October 22, 2012 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  3. Hey Gina, Thanks so much. It is now downloaded to my laptop — so now I can read it in the evenings.

    Comment by Bunny — October 22, 2012 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Bunny. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Comment by Gina Lawless — October 22, 2012 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

      • Gina, What an amazing book. I loved it. It definitely fits most of my thoughts on religion, creation, etc. You are brilliant. I was very impressed with your knowledge.
        If only others could be more open minded and actually see the harm that “religion” has caused over the hundreds of thousands of years. It amazes me every day that so many humans think their way is the “right” way and persecute or think badly of those that do not believe the way they do. I could go on and on… but won’t !!
        Keep up the great work.
        Bunny

        Comment by Bunny — October 29, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

      • Thanks so much Bunny! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It means a lot coming from you.

        Comment by Gina Lawless — October 30, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

  4. A 19th Century newspaperman, named Finley Peter Dunne, claimed that it was the duty of a journalist “to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.” Preachers were quick to apply this dictum in their sermons.

    The fact is, though, that most organized religions are just as inclined to afflict the already afflicted and to insure the comfort of those already comfortable.

    I’m pretty sure that this was not what the Almighty had in mind when He decided to create some company for Himself. Nor do I believe that the Creator of Everything has a vested interest in one church or denomination over another. I suspect that He’s reasonably fair-minded when it comes to rituals and hymns composed in appreciation for His efforts.

    I’m not God; not even one of His angels. But I will bet my life, literally, that if there comes a time that I stand before Him, I shall be judged on my worth as a human being and not on the luck of a bingo draw.

    Comment by wraithsword — October 29, 2012 @ 1:00 am | Reply


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