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12 Tips for Holiday Bliss: Part 1

12 Tips for Holiday Bliss: Part 1 by Vicki Hinze   The goal isn’t just to survive or cope with the holidays.  The goal is to enjoy the holidays wherever you are, whatever your circumstances. To get from survival to bliss takes [...]

Politically (In)Correct

Politically (In)Correct by Vicki Hinze Politically correct. We’ve been lectured on it, taken to task, borne accusations and been confused by it. It’s been used as a weapon against us, intended to nudge us into accepting what others want [...]

Awareness Books

Awareness Books by Vicki Hinze   Not too long ago, I wrote a book called Deadly Ties.  It was the second book in my Crossroads Crisis Center series and it dealt with human trafficking.   That was a subject that had been on my mind [...]

EBOLA: FAST FACTS

c2014, Vicki Hinze   EBOLA FAST FACTS By  Vicki Hinze   We’re not docs, and we don’t have a week or a month to sift through the data and find out what we need to know about Ebola.  We want the facts—quickly.  So here are the [...]

Cyber Security Awareness: Are You Protected?

It’s National Cyber Security Month:  Are You Protected?  By  Vicki Hinze  © 2014    Individuals have more latitude about what they disclose online and make available to the public than do writers and others whose objective in putting [...]

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 [...]

SCRAPING BONES: Myths and Truths of a Working Writer

SCRAPING BONES: Myths and Truths of a Working Writer  By Vicki Hinze © 2014   Many think that anyone can write a book. Perhaps anyone can, but that’s not the true question that should be addressed before beginning one—and failing to [...]

WRITE NOT WHAT YOU KNOW– WRITE WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND

WRITE NOT WHAT YOU KNOW– WRITE WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND  By  Vicki Hinze   Writing advice comes and goes.  The advice that sticks through the years tends to be that which contains a universal gem that remains intact despite repeated tests [...]

Career Strategy

Career Strategy and Genre-Hopping by Vicki Hinze   Authors tend to be bright and to have an array of interests.  It’s required to do the job properly.  But those same assets can also be liabilities when it comes to building a career. Building [...]

Authors and Social Media Engagement

Photo Credit: canstockphoto.com (manipulated)   Authors and Social Media Engagement by Vicki Hinze   The days of an author hiding out in a cabin in the mountains or in a cottage on the beach to write books and not interact with the [...]