It’s Always Something

  IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING   By   Vicki Hinze     Well over a month ago, I visited a blog. A popup window informed me that a virus was attached to the article and my computer refused to go there.  Thank goodness [...]

Swimming Naked

  Swimming Naked  By Vicki Hinze    Civility itself is under attack, and since our society swims in its sea, we have to call the question to ourselves and on others:   Are you swimming naked?   Financial guru Warren [...]

The Weary Season

The Weary Season   By   Vicki Hinze     We have the seasons—Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring—but we have other kinds of seasons, too.  Ones that are joyful and ones that sorrowful. Ones that try our souls [...]

Reflection and Social Media Engagement

Reflection and Social Media Engagement   By   Vicki Hinze     In these days of intense social media, texting and email, one would expect to feel more connected than ever. And yet what we find is people are feeling distant [...]

Hitting the Wall: When You Can’t Take One More Disappointment

Hitting the Wall: When You Can’t Take One More Disappointment By Vicki Hinze    “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  –Martin Luther King, Jr.    Sooner or later—and, [...]

Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Facts about St. Patrick’s Day   By   Vicki Hinze     It’s March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, and a lot of celebrations are going on. But what exactly are people celebrating?  Time and distance has a way [...]


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 [...]
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Just Blog It!

JUST BLOG IT!   By   Vicki Hinze     I blog. I’ve been blogging since before there were blogs—when I and others did posts regularly on Onelist and on its predecessor (the name of that entity now escapes me, but then it’s been a very [...]

Inspiration and Lemonade

INSPIRATION AND LEMONADE: The story behind Beyond the Misty Shore   By   Vicki Hinze   Into every life, lemon juice does pour.  If you’re lucky, you learn to love lemonade. I’m lucky. And it’s a good thing [...]

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 [...]