Interview with TR Ford

When did you first start writing?
Thinking back, I got my best friend at the age of around eight or nine to help me write a community newsletter. We did this in the pantry of my mother's house, and we walked door to door passing them out. At the time, I believe it was just something to do while out of school for the summer.
What is your writing process?
I don't call it a process, but usually I write something when I'm inspired. This inspiration could be from a dream, a thought or so many of life's happenings. Just living our lives gives us many lessons and blessings worthy to pen to paper. I'll jot down the thought and add whatever comes to mind. When that vein is exhausted, I'll put the written work away. Later, I'll come back to it to add, critique or continue to save for further inspirational moments. My writing happens when it feels right in my spirit.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are books that teach and grow me. I especially like books about powerful people who empower others, especially women who move pass the glass ceiling or rather act and grow themselves as if there is no glass ceiling. I also like books where the underdog up against many obstacles comes out on top. I like this type of read because it lets me know success is just a matter timing, energy and stick-to-itness, and belief in your passion.
Describe your desk
Some moments organized, others - very cluttered, but always ripe for working.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When someone reads and get-it from my writing that gives me great satisfaction. My mother coined the expression "read-on-it", as her way of reading what I write. She says, "when I take my time and read-on-it, I understand and love it". Now, of course, she's my mom and a bit partial, but I've incorporated her phase "read-on-it". Because I write to empower, not a quick read to see who done it, or if the heroine will get the loved one, I write to excite, educate, entertain and empower.
What do your fans mean to you?
The feedback from people is priceless. Everyday is a day to grow and better my best, so when someone likes what I've written - that gives me the inspiration and motivation to keep going. Likewise, when someone suggests improvement, I value that also as a way to better my writing and keep doing what I love...
When did you realize you wanted to write professionally?
Like many, I had thoughts of being a best-selling author, but it was just a fleeting fantasy because I would then think, what would I write about and who would care. When my daughter received a dramatic health diagnosis and eight women came to her rescue, after much thought I decided to express my thanks to the women, our Angels. That was my start.

That thank-you evolved into my first published book, Thoughts Influence Power Snippets. Today, I cannot envision myself not writing and creating motivating hearts - my own and others.
What one piece of advise would you give aspiring authors?
If you have something to share that may inspire and motivate someone, say it. Start writing and keep your notes in a folder and add to it whenever thoughts and ideas come to you. Do not worry about the naysayers, especially yourself, just start putting your words on paper. At this time - it does not have to be grammar perfect or make sense - just write what's in your heart. Keep at it and sure enough your written words will grow into some very special.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each new day is a new day to better the day before. I am and continue to be a work in progress so every new day affords me another opportunity to right a wrong, to make a difference in someone's life, to better my best in loving, learning and laughing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I believe I am always writing, maybe not pen to paper, but ideas and thoughts in my mind. So, when I am not physically writing, I am in the moment observing life for things to write about. Just living our lives creates so many great experiences, opportunities and possibilities that have the wherewithal to uplift, inspire and create. Most things we create manifest love. Love for our creator, love of ourselves and love to others.
What are you working on now?
We just launched:

TSN Online Learning Laughing Loving Community!
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This Community creates experiences to learn, to laugh and to love - adding value for anyone seeking ways to be his or her best self by feeding their heart good.
Published 2018-10-03.
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Books by This Author

Feed My Heart!
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Feed My Heart! Five gifts of spiritual, creative, intellectual, emotional and social motivations feedings your heart good. These five fun, exciting, and empowering ways guaranteed to feed your heart real good Today, Tomorrow and Forever!