Aspire to be…Mediocre?

Aspire to be…Mediocre?

Aspire to be . . . Mediocre?  By Vicki Hinze       Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said, “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.”   When I came upon that quote, it was exactly the inspiration I needed for creating a...
Great Debates and Moral Dilemmas

Great Debates and Moral Dilemmas

GREAT DEBATES AND MORAL DILEMMAS  By Vicki Hinze They’re everywhere and on everything—great debates and moral dilemmas.  I expected to run into a few when I tackled human trafficking in DEADLY TIES, and I did.  But I also ran into one I didn’t expect. Writers love it...
Mastering the Craft of Writing

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 fodder.  The deeper their...
Getting It Right: Fake News, Fake Fiction

Getting It Right: Fake News, Fake Fiction

GETTING IT RIGHT By Vicki Hinze     We’ve all heard a lot about Fake News lately, though it isn’t really anything new, and its claim to fame is not restricted to any group or entity. We see fake news published all over the place by all types of news media...
Creating the Life You Want

Creating the Life You Want

CREATING THE LIFE YOU WANT By Vicki Hinze It is typical to start a new year with a clean slate and a fresh attitude. We mentally turn the page on what was, and focus on the potential of what can be. But how do we do that—in practical terms—so that our resolve doesn’t...
Censorship

Censorship

CENSORSHIP By Vicki Hinze     Censorship is quickly becoming a trend in America.  And it is a trend authors cannot afford to ignore. I heard this after the recent election but blew it off as discontent. Then I saw it again. And again. I was wrong. This isn’t a...

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