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I’m Stuck! What Do I Do?

It's normal to get stuck in life from time to time. It's excruciatingly painful to stay there though. Here is what you can do to get unstuck. First of all, it's important to not make "being stuck" any worse than it is through over reacting. How do you do that? By realizing that "being stuck" [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Divine Author Within|

Summer Is For…

I can tell you to really kick some creative butt this summer, hunker down and write that book, but it wouldn't do much good. So I'm not going to even try to lay down that law. Instead, I'm going to suggest that unless you have an already written book being readied for publication and release, [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Divine Author Within|

Why Every Author Needs to be On Goodreads

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 | June 7th, 2017|Divine Author Within|


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. [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Divine Author Within|

Is it time to give up?

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 [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

5 Steps to Writing Your Book

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 the [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Divine Author Within|


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 [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Divine Author Within|

Go into it

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 | May 2nd, 2017|Divine Author Within|


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 [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Divine Author Within|

Books Behind Bars Program

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 [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Divine Author Within|