Luke Amargo is ambitious: a wide-eyed filler of voids...voids in conversation, voids in activity, voids in thought. He runs at a mile-a-minute pace, always going, always growing. He is a songwriter, novelist, short-story author and entrepreneur—as he calls it: “breathing” in the Genesis 2:7 way. He will continue to do this, Lord-willing-and-the-creek-don’t-rise, till he dies—and yes, he is as idealistic as that statement implies.
He began writing seriously at the relatively young age of 14 (187 handwritten pages), and soon found that creating things is more fun than following dogmatic instructions (“I WILL BUILD MY OWN LEGO CASTLE! Huzzah!”). His writing style is wild at one end of the spectrum and compassionate at the other, and sometimes in early drafts, seemingly atheistic and/or detached (even though he is neither—this is a ruse), but always, an attempt to move something and stir life into people.
He is the founder and current President of Friends of the Pen, a non-profit volunteer and publishing organization which had its first start in his high school writing groups. His artistic endeavors have been recognized by ACSI, The Fleet Reserve, and the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. He is currently studying English at Grand Canyon University and writing for the youth oriented literary site theyoungfolks.com.
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From "The Spherehead" by Luke Amargo
“You always have this image of the perfect thing which you can never achieve but which you never stop trying to achieve. I think, at the core of it, there’s this image that you have, an interior image of something that is absolutely perfect and that’s your signpost and guide. You’ll never get there but without it you won’t get anywhere."
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Friends of the Pen
When Luke isn't writing he is busy passing on a love of writing to others. He founded a non-profit organization, Friends of the Pen, just for that purpose. He believes that no story should die.
Luke has taken his passion for creative writing and his passion for knowledge, research, and information and poured them into his journalistic efforts writing for theyoungfolks.com which is a website aimed at the younger generation. Take a look at some of his most recent articles by clicking on the following links...
Closely tied to Luke's love for stories is his love for playing, singing and writing music. Click on the links below to listen to some of his most recent recordings...