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Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing.   There [...]

Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing. There are [...]

Benefits of an Open Mind

  Benefits of an Open Mind   By   Vicki Hinze       People need ideas. And inspiration. Both require an open mind. Both require critical thinking, analysis, and a willingness to see not one but both sides of any [...]

Reading Places

  Reading Places by Tara Randel   Yesterday I was part of a Facebook party. I posed the question, where was your favorite place to read when you were a child?   When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do during the summer [...]

What Offends Us Today

  What Offends Us Today By Vicki Hinze     The world has changed.  People… not so much.  We all laugh and cry, are happy and sad.  We all get angry and other people hurt our feelings.  Sometimes they [...]

Tale of Two Men: Online Behavior

  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

  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 time [...]

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 [...]

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

  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.  But there [...]