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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 [...]

The Power of Clarity

  The Power of Clarity by Vicki Hinze We know the power in clarity, and that its absence is confusion and chaos.  What, then, can we do to create more clarity and less havoc in our lives?   We need to start from an honest place.  No [...]

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

Follow Your Bliss: Love What You Do by Vicki Hinze   Recently, I spent the entire day doing background work on a fabulous new series: creating settings and the rules of the realm, characters and developing plot lines. I love those days [...]

5 Tips for the Heart Weary

5 School of Hard-Knocks Tips for the Heart Weary By Vicki Hinze     The saying goes that into every life rain must fall. We all have ups and downs, that’s true, but right now, many of us are suffering a deluge. So how is that some [...]

Important Lessons Crossfit Is Teaching Me About Writing

What Crossfit Is Teaching Me About Writing by Jenny Hansen   Hubby and I have been trying to get into better shape since last September and after four months, I’ve got to confess it: I still don’t like exercise. Our fitness [...]

STEALING JOY: WHEN OTHERS HURT YOU KNOWING THEY’RE HURTING YOU

STEALING JOY: WHEN OTHERS KNOW THEY’RE HURTING YOU AND DO IT ANYWAY By Vicki Hinze   In short: When Others Feed on Hurting You, Control You   We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with whenever possible. [...]

KEEPING THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

  KEEPING THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS BY VICKI HINZE   Making Resolutions for the new year is easy. It’s keeping them that’s tough. Here are some tips and tools to help. You can do it–whatever it is! Resolve. [...]

7 THINGS TO DO ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

THINGS TO DO ON NEW YEAR’S EVE By Vicki Hinze     Tomorrow night the door closes on 2011. For some it’s been a good year. For others, the best they can say is in short order it will be over. But for the majority of us 2011, like [...]

CHRISTMAS IS… WHAT?

CHRISTMAS IS . . . WHAT? by Vicki Hinze ‘Tis the season. For too many, the meaning behind the holiday is lost. For them, it is a time of duties—sending Christmas cards, attending school plays, buying gifts (often ones we can’t [...]