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IN HER OWN WORDS: HOW MARGARET DALEY COMES UP WITH HER STORIES

In Her Own Words by Vicki Hinze   Readers ask. Editors ask. And other writers ask:  How do you come up with your stories? The answer is simple, and complex. It’s different for every writer. Unique to that writer. For some, it’s [...]

Moments of Clarity

      Moments of Clarity By Vicki Hinze   Moments of clarity. Sometimes we ignore them, often we misunderstand them, and sometimes we completely fail to recognize them. That creates challenges for us because without those [...]

Trolls and Online Stalkers–Beware!

Trolls and Online Stalkers—Beware! By Vicki Hinze   Writers get all kinds of messages from all kinds of people.  Ones who are lost, sad, broken-hearted; prisoners, criminals, victims; ones who are in crisis, losing loved ones, [...]

Mastering the Craft of Writing

    Mastering the Craft of Writing   By   Vicki Hinze     By nature, writers are interested in many things. They’re observant, reasoning, seek motivations for actions and weigh reactions. Typically, they [...]

Social In Books Feature: Hatred Day by T. S. Pettibone

T. S. Pettibone Amazon   Science Fiction/ Horror   About the Book In the year 2052, it’s not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence [...]

Looking Back

  LOOKING BACK   By   Vicki Hinze     People are shaped by their experiences. When we experience something, we note the reaction, positive or negative. We slot in memory what happened, how it happened, what we did or [...]

WRITE INSPIRED HISTORICAL NOVELS? HERE’S AN ACT-FAST OPPORTUNITY

An Act Fast Opportunity for Inspirational Historical Writers by Vicki Hinze and Elizabeth Mazer   As writers, one of the most difficult challenges is pairing up with the right editor for our work. Once we find the right editor, then we [...]

Breaking Out of the Sameness Writing Rut

BREAKING OUT OF THE SAMENESS WRITING RUT   By   Vicki Hinze     You’ve written a lot of books. Now you’re sensing yourself or hearing from your editor that all of your lead characters sound, think, and act as [...]

Parsing Words

Parsing Words   By   Vicki Hinze     People parse words. They choose specific words to gain the reaction they want from those who hear them. They choose specific words to elicit a favorable reaction, to nix a topic being [...]

WHY WE CAN’T AFFORD TO MISTAKE KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS ANYMORE

WHY WE CAN’T AFFORD TO MISTAKE KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS ANYMORE   By   Vicki Hinze     We’re weary of people who do not say what they mean and mean what they say. We want truth and honesty. We don’t want [...]