Speak IT Into Existence – Part TWO

By |2017-11-10T11:15:25-07:00July 3rd, 2017|

Your mind, the great creator of your reality, believes every word you say. Did you ever have a perpetual victim in your life, who, no matter how much light you tried to shine on a subject, always counterattacked with words proclaiming the deep, dark opposite? That person always ended up receiving that which they proclaimed [...]

I’m Stuck! What Do I Do?

By |2017-06-20T07:56:04-07:00June 20th, 2017|

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" [...]

Summer Is For…

By |2017-11-10T11:15:25-07:00June 13th, 2017|

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, [...]

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 [...]

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