Writing's Big Plan

Tom Bird - The Man Behind the Method

While serving as a publicist for major league baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, Tom Bird had a life-changing, perspective-altering, spiritual awakening. This spiritual awakening would set the compass for the remainder of his life, produce the sale of his first book and reset, forever, how he would see writing, publishing, and life.

Tom’s awakening and eventual success as a best-selling author and the innovative, spiritually-led approach he took to get there, directly disputed all he had learned, been taught, or read about writing and the authoring of books up to that point.

True to a promise he made to share what had been revealed to him, Tom has spent the last thirty-five years sharing the unique, inside-out approach with authors and writers of all types worldwide.

During that time, besides writing more than thirty books himself, Tom has appeared before hundreds of thousands of aspiring authors through webinars, retreats, seminars, radio talk-show appearances and through over 4,000 lecture appearances at hundreds of different colleges and universities.

The fundamental pillars of Tom’s Method:

  • The book that’s calling out to you to be written is already created and written on the so-called other side of life. So it does not need to be created by you. Instead, it just needs to be released.
  • The cornerstone of effectively and functionally connecting with one’s book lies in communing with what Tom refers to as the Divine Author Within (DAW) state.
  • Once connected with one’s book through the DAW state, amazing results can transpire, including writing one’s book in a few days.
  • The writing of one’s book through the DAW state comprises a major leap into one’s dharma, or life purpose, and thus comprises a major, positive, life-changing event and/or shift as well.
  • Amen.

His unique method has led to the completion of tens of thousands of books, more than one hundred of which have ended up as Amazon best-sellers.

What Tom’s method has done for so many, it can do for you as well.

Tom lives and works in Sedona, AZ, although his workshops and writing seminars are offered in many locations across the U.S.

Tom’s Book Publishing Program

After learning the ropes from some of the best, most innovative minds in the publishing industry, and at the request of his devoted authors, Tom started Sojourn Publishing, LLC, which includes his own book publishing and fulfillment firm and The Publish Now (PN) Program.

Tom takes great pride in the publishing design of Sojourn Publishing, which is structured to return all artistic, editorial, and publishing control to his authors, who receive 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of their book. Whereas a conventional publisher can take an average of two years to take a book to the shelves, Sojourn Publishing provides the same services and opportunities for distribution but accomplishes the same result in two or three months.

Possibly the aspect of Sojourn Publishing that Tom is most proud of is his development and design of the Author Development Program (ADP) that offers authors the opportunity to be walked through the full revision, completion, and publication of their books by way of a virtual classroom setting led personally by Tom himself.

Media Appearances

Past Interviews Featuring Tom Bird

  • Blog Talk Radio – Write-Right From God

    Welcome to the Healthy Baby Boomers Network Blog Talk Radio Show. I am your host, Dr. Erica Goodstone, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Spiritual Relationship Healer, and Somatic Body Psychotherapist, Helping Men and Women Heal Their Bodies and Their Relationships Through Love, author of the book: Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me and the romantic novel, Love in the Blizzard of Life. I am also the creator of the life-changing 30 Day Love Challenge.
    Click here to listen to the Interview…

  • A Matter of Mind – with Mark Perry

    Mark is joined for an inspiring conversation with Tom Bird, New York Times best selling author and “Book Whisperer,” literary shaman, and powerful writing instructor, as they explore Tom’s new book, Write/Right from God and Tom’s unique process for accessing the creative “downloading” that speeds your intuitive words and messages onto paper as a full book pours out from you in just one weekend!
    Click here to listen to the Interview…

  • Let’s Get Naked™

    Let’s Get Naked Revealing Our Authentic Selves with Rev. Heidi Alfrey

    Write a Book in a Weekend… Are You Kidding? Monday, October 19,2015
    Click here to listen to the Interview…

  • Call of Spirit Radio with Rev. Evelyn

    Join Rev. Evelyn as she speaks with Tom Bird, best-selling author and book whisperer, who helps authors midwife books of the Spirit and of the heart. Showing us how to allow Source to guide us through the birthing of our books, Tom talks about the process of writing from a heartfelt space with step-by-step instructions of what we need to do to get clear, to shut off the left brain and write through, and as Spirit.
    Click here to listen to the Interview…

Tom and/or his work has been featured on or in the following:

  • The David Letterman Show
  • Houston Chronicle
  • The Tonight Show
  • Portland Oregonian
  • The Today Show
  • Toronto Star
  • CBS Morning News
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Pittsburgh Today
  • Pittsburgh Gazette
  • Cleveland Today
  • USA Today’s Baseball
  • The Charlie Rose Show
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • CBC
  • Memphis Commercial Appeal
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  • WGN-Chicago
  • Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
  • KDKA-Pittsburgh
  • Sarasota Herald Tribune
  • WPIX -New York
  • USA Today Buffalo News
  • WHDH-Boston
  • New York Post
  • KMOX-St. Louis
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • KRON-San Francisco
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • WJMK-Chicago
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • KGO-San Francisco
  • Hartford Advocate
  • KNBR-San Francisco
  • Washington Post
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  • WHYY-Philadelphia
  • New York Daily News
  • WAXY-Miami
  • Chicago Sun Times
  • KEX-Portland, OR
  • Boston Globe
  • WAVY-Norfolk
  • Boston Herald
  • WEWS-Cleveland
  • Publishers Weekly
  • KTVV-Oakland
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • WTAE-Pittsburgh
  • Library Journal
  • WOR-New York
  • Detroit Free Press
  • KOST-Los Angeles
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  • The Sporting News
  • WBCN-Boston
  • Omaha World Herald
  • New York Times
  • Newark Star Ledger
  • Cincinnati Enquirer/Post
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Toronto Sun
  • Charlotte Observer
  • Atlanta Journal
  • Sun Sentinel
  • Philadelphia Daily News
  • St. Petersburg Times
  • Pittsburgh Tribune
  • Oakland Tribune

Working with Students

Over nearly the last three decades, Tom, in an effort to share his innovative and successful approach to writing and publishing with as many aspiring authors as possible, has made over 4,000 lecture appearances at over 100 different colleges and universities including the following:

  • Duke University
  • The College of William and Mary
  • Penn State University
  • Temple University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Nebraska University
  • The University of Texas
  • Emory University
  • The University of North Carolina
  • The University of Arizona
  • Old Dominion University
  • The University of Pittsburgh
  • The University of Tennessee
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • San Diego State University
  • Edinboro State University
  • Buffalo State University
  • Niagara University
  • The University of Central Florida
  • The University of North Florida
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • The University of Cincinnati

Publications Featuring Tom's Work

A prolific writer, as well as a teacher of writing, Tom's own work has appeared in dozens of notable journals including:

  • USA Today
  • Popular Mechanics
  • New Writers' Magazine
  • Vegetarian Times
  • Cleveland Magazine
  • Nautilus Magazine
  • Austin Magazine
  • Baseball American
  • Sail Steeler Weekly
  • New York Times
  • The American Banker
  • Racquetball Illustrated
  • Racquetball Everyone
  • Racquetball Strength and Health Magazine
  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Pittsburgh Magazine
  • Erie Magazine
  • Erie Times News

A prolific writer, as well as a teacher of writing, Tom's own work has appeared in dozens of notable journals including:

  • Write/ Right from God (2015)
  • You Can ... Write Your Book in a Weekend (2013)
  • Write to Heal (2011)
  • Birthing Your Book, Birthing Yourself (2011)
  • Write to Publish (2011)
  • Manifesting the Write Life (2011)
  • The Call of the Writer’s Craft: Writing and Selling the Book Within (Adams Media, 2008)
  • You Were Born to Be Published: Eleven Laws for Getting Your Writing Into Print Now (Sojourn, 2006)
  • You Were Born to Write: Complete Your Book in 30 Days or Less by Mastering the Inner Game of Writing (Sojourn, 2006)
  • Your Artist Within (Sojourn, 2004)
  • The Spirit of Publishing (Sojourn, 2003)
  • Get Published Now (Sojourn, 2001)
  • Hawk: The Children’s Version (Zondervan, 1995)
  • Hawk, co-authored with Andre Dawson (Zondervan, 1994)
  • The Author’s Den: An Interactive Computer Program (Sojourn, 1993)
  • Fifty-Two Weeks or Less to the Completion of Your First Book (Sojourn, 1990)
  • POWs Of WWII: Forgotten Men Tell Their Stories (Praeger, 1990)
  • Beyond Words (Sojourn, 1987)
  • Literary Law (Sojourn, 1986)
  • Knuckleballs, co-authored with Phil Niekro (Freundlich Books, 1986)
  • How to Get Published (Sojourn, 1986)
  • Tom Bird’s Selective Guide to Literary Agents (Sojourn, 1985)
  • Willie Stargell: An Autobiography, co-authored with Willie Stargell (Harper & Row, 1984)