Category: The Pursuit of Dreams

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THE END: 3 Ways to Snatch Your Reader’s Wigs at the End of Your Book!

So you’ve reached the end of the story. I’m imagining that you’re tired and possibly fresh out of inspiration. Cues Beyonce…Imagine me kicking my leg up, Tina Turner style and doing my best rendition of Proud Mary but to the sounds of Beyonce of course! Listen, there is nothing that I love more than a juicy ending. If the ending is unexpected, that’s even better. Your readers should put your book down, filled with such a range of emotions that they can hardly catch their breath. Some believe Read more […]

Chase the Fairytale

Chase the Fairytale, It Does Exist. This year, I’ve either written, conceptualized or published a myriad of business related books on behalf of my publishing company 13th & Joan. I’ve also been diligent in writing about many of those concepts and sharing them to empower my subscribers through my blogs and various social media platforms. In addition to the tried and true business content, I’ve also written and published a great deal of content about love. Like every good love story, there Read more […]

Your Words Have Power: 5 Reasons You Should Be Writing A Book Now!

Your Words Have Power Every new morning is filled with new possibilities. It is my belief that one of those possibilities that we should grab by the horns, is writing a book, and vowing to tell our stories. We deserve to be heard more now than ever. Inevitably, the world is listening in a ways that it never has, to the stories of everyday people. Gone are the days that a person desiring to share their journey, or perspective on life has to relentlessly search to find readers. Cues, social Read more […]

Ardre|Orie Announces The Author’s Masterclass Tour

For the past year, I have been strategizing US Book Tours for my amazing clients at 13th & Joan Publishing House. I have learned so much and throughout that time, continued to coach aspiring authors towards realizing their dreams. I’ve been so inspired by the outpouring of authors who write to me everyday in search of solutions to get their books done. I’m excited to announce that as of today, I am going on a 4 city tour! This time, I’m traveling to teach amazing people like you, how to Read more […]

Stop Playing. Write Now!

Your Words Have Power Every new morning is filled with new possibilities. It is my belief that one of those possibilities that we should grab by the horns is writing a book and vowing to tell our stories. We deserve to be heard more now than ever. Inevitably, the world is listening in a way that is at an all time high and that is an added benefit. Gone are the days that a person with a story inside of them had to relentlessly search to find readers. If you have a story and trust me, you do, Read more […]

Turn the Page

When was the last time you read an average book? Chances are, you don’t really recall. As a writer, I am always finding new parallels between writing, the characters that I create and real life. In all honesty, living life is a lot like reading a book. Unlike the characters whose destinies have been written and they maintain no power to find their way, we have been awarded with so many more options with which to conquer life. We were meant to conquer life. We were meant to conquer happiness and prosperity Read more […]

No Excuse Will Do

One More Reason to Chase Your Dream Now This photo depicts a beautiful story that unravels in a ironic way. The young lady whose shoulder I have rested my hand upon is a Chef. Her mother named her Ashalah. Together, they created Kid Chef Dreams, a budding enterprise of kid friendly cooking inspirations that provides services through baking, cooking courses, inspirational media and now books. Ashalah’s mother who recently earned her Ph.D, has fought tooth and nail to give her children the Read more […]

Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

All, I’ve ever wanted was to make a difference. I can finally say that I am walking in purpose. About 6 years ago, I resolved that purpose must be rooted in service. We must hear the calling to serve others before being able to delight in purpose. That said, I spent another 6 years listening to a higher calling regarding how that would look. What would I do in the midst of service? Would I be able to make money to survive and support my family through my service? Would my service make room for Read more […]

True Colors

Confident women, don’t compete. My life has been bursting at the seams with new opportunities, simply due to the abundance of collaboration with other like minded women. I absolutely love women because I feel like there is so much that we endure. I personally understand how much effort goes into pulling yourself together to leave the house, care for families and friends and go out into the world to serve as a bonafide boss. Let’s be clear, being a woman isn’t easy. To our advantage, girl power Read more […]

Pause for the Cause: 4 Reasons the Plot Twist is Your Friend

They say that with age comes maturity. I wholeheartedly agree. As time has passed, I have learned that there is great value in our ability to press the pause button during the moments of life that don’t go as planned and trust me, there will be several. What we must keep in mind when writing the stories of our lives is that there are many things outside of our control. For control freaks like me, this could be scary but I’ve learned to press the pause button and yell “Plot Twist”. In life, most Read more […]