Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Reading to Gobble or Chew

What makes a novel good?  I used to ask myself that question every time my English teacher assigned yet another reading list.  A few of the classic novels felt to … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

How Did I Come Up With This Novel – Death Lost Dominion?

People ask me where I connected with some of the dramatic circumstances that can be found in my novel–which is COMING in the next three to four weeks!  (Yes, I’m … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Writing a Bestseller in a Weekend the Tom Bird Way

Last November I attended a retreat in Santa Fe that advertised the participants would write a bestseller in a weekend.  What?  I’ve been writing since I was twelve, but I … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

If You’re Too Safe, You’re Sorry

We begin taking risks when we’re born into this world.  Many wish it weren’t so.  We wish we were simultaneously swaddled in a warm blanket and handed a contract guaranteeing … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading and Writing Those Crazy English Letter Sounds–for People from Here or There

The U.S.A. was created by people from all over the globe and our language is just as mixed up as our population. As a result, we have words we like … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

American English Punctuation for Those Who Hate It!

“My only question is how do you use a capital comma?”  Yes, there are many people who are forced to write in English who have no clue what the peculiar … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment
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Write Your Best Seller In A Weekend

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.