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Tale of Two Men: Online Behavior

Tweet   A Tale of Two Men Studying Online Behavior by Vicki Hinze   In the past year, I’ve watched a tale of two men unfold on social media. Actually, it is still unfolding. I won’t get specific because it’s political, [...]

Fog of War: Las Vegas

Tweet   Fog of War: Las Vegas By Vicki Hinze   Like most, I’ve never been in a war zone. I have had loved ones—at times, two members of my immediate family—in a war zone. The things the mind does to you during that [...]

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

TweetIn 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, [...]

Character and Credibility

Tweet   Character and Credibility By Vicki Hinze   This morning, doing time on my treadmill, I set aside my music and watched a few minutes of news—maybe four to five minutes of news—and in that time, I saw two members [...]

WHEN LIFE INTERRUPTS . . .

Tweet     WHEN LIFE INTERRUPTS… By Vicki Hinze   A few years ago, I underwent a series of eye surgeries, and learned a lot more than I ever wanted to know about living and writing in a life bombarded by interruptions.  [...]

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW

Tweet TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW by Vicki Hinze I only met Elmore Leonard once, but I learned a lot reading his books.  While he had many admirable traits, I learned one new thing about him after his death:  He didn’t write his first [...]

THE SECRET: Key to Contentment

Tweet    THE SECRET:  Key to Contentment by Vicki Hinze   In writing, everything is fodder.  If you don’t need it for character, you need it for plot, setting or one of the other basic novel elements.  Where [...]

WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING

Tweet When You’ve Lost Everything by Vicki Hinze This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  Defeated in life, or by life.  Some have [...]

Moments of Clarity

Tweet       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 [...]

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

Tweet   How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast by  Vicki Hinze   We all have an inner savage beast.  Normally, we keep the beast leashed, our civility intact, our humanity in control, ruling our actions and reactions.  [...]