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WHEN LIFE INTERRUPTS . . .

    WHEN LIFE INTERRUPTS… By Vicki Hinze   A few years ago, I underwent a series of eye surgeries, and learned a lot more than I ever wanted to know about living and writing in a life bombarded by interruptions.  [...]

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW by Vicki Hinze I only met Elmore Leonard once, but I learned a lot reading his books.  While he had many admirable traits, I learned one new thing about him after his death:  He didn’t write his first [...]

THE SECRET: Key to Contentment

    THE SECRET:  Key to Contentment by Vicki Hinze   In writing, everything is fodder.  If you don’t need it for character, you need it for plot, setting or one of the other basic novel elements.  Where writers [...]

WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING

When You’ve Lost Everything by Vicki Hinze This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  Defeated in life, or by life.  Some have lost [...]

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 [...]

Love What You Do AND…

  Do What You Love and . . .    By   Vicki Hinze       For years, we’ve heard: Do what you love and the money will follow. For most of us, that advice has proven true—and false.  Why both?  [...]

Top Two Tips to Avoid Crisis-Mode

    Top Two Tips to Avoid Crisis-Mode   by   Vicki Hinze     We work hard and we’d like to play hard—and we would play hard, if we could just get out of and stay out of crisis-mode.  But it seems [...]

PEOPLE CHANGE

PEOPLE CHANGE By Vicki Hinze   Life is about people.  What makes them work, breaks them, encourages or sparks the need to do the things they do in the ways they do them.  Yes, good or bad, life is about people, which means that [...]

How-To Have a Life and a Career

HOW-TO HAVE A LIFE AND A CAREER By Vicki Hinze Time is tight.  It’s always tight.  Odds are, it will always be tight.  But if you want to do something, you’ll find time to do it the same way others do:  you’ll [...]