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 moments of clarity,…
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, dying. People read our…
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 seek experiences because everything is story…
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 and abilities whose arrival…
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…
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…