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So far Tom Bird has created 48 blog entries.

Why Every Author Needs to be On Goodreads

By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00June 7th, 2017|

If you're not on Goodreads, you need to be. Goodreads is a social network specifically for authors and readers. It is one of the most visited websites in the world. Goodreads helps people find the next book they want to read. Think of it like Pandora Radio or Spotify, but for books instead of music. It is considered to be a  "Facebook" for authors and [...]


By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00May 26th, 2017|

Guest Blog by Kristina Ashley I was nervous. I write all the time, but this would be a new level for me.  I walked into the classroom for the free Write in the Divine Author State Within that Tom Bird offers where I live in Sedona, Arizona. In one way it felt like coming home. [...]

Is it time to give up?

By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00May 24th, 2017|

The first writing class I ever taught was a fifteen-week class at The University of Pittsburgh. I was nervous at the last session, as a result of not knowing how the students thought I had done. The authors I had been given the opportunity to work with for the last four months, lined up at the end [...]

5 Steps to Writing Your Book

By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00May 16th, 2017|

Guest Blog by David Thalberg of BrandStandBooks If only the writing a novel was as simple as wearing your lucky sweater, sitting down in your favorite chair, with your trusty pen, laptop or Smith-Corona and then getting to it. It's become trite to answer the question: "So what are you up to these days?" With [...]


By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00May 8th, 2017|

FTR stands for Fast Track Retreat, which is a brand new option I have  recently created to address the needs of the beloved authors that I have the distinct privilege of mentoring.   For years I have sought to create an option that offered my authors a chance to both write and revise their books [...]

Go into it

By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00May 2nd, 2017|

That's right. When you're feeling fear, pain or a bit of nausea...whatever, go into it. Go into it? Are you kidding me? Wouldn't I be better off trying to avoid going into such things? Or better off finding a way to numb or hide away from experiencing such uncomfortable situations?   No. These uncomfortable situations [...]


By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00April 24th, 2017|

Did you ever notice that significant breakthroughs or accomplishments in your life are oftentimes followed by what appear to be major attacks or setbacks? I sure have. In fact, this has happened in my life so often that I have found myself not feeling safe enough to celebrate the breakthroughs and instead, ducking to avoid [...]

Books Behind Bars Program

By |2017-11-10T11:15:27-07:00April 19th, 2017|

It was my first time going behind bars. The prison I would be entering into was in the little, dusty town of Cleveland, Texas, about an hour outside of Houston. Thank God I would be going behind bars as an invited guest who could walk right back out those same doors at any time I [...]

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