The Weary Season

The Weary Season   By   Vicki Hinze     We have the seasons—Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring—but we have other kinds of seasons, too.  Ones that are joyful and ones that sorrowful. Ones that try our souls [...]

Reflection and Social Media Engagement

Reflection and Social Media Engagement   By   Vicki Hinze     In these days of intense social media, texting and email, one would expect to feel more connected than ever. And yet what we find is people are feeling distant [...]

Hitting the Wall: When You Can’t Take One More Disappointment

Hitting the Wall: When You Can’t Take One More Disappointment By Vicki Hinze    “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  –Martin Luther King, Jr.    Sooner or later—and, [...]

Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Facts about St. Patrick’s Day   By   Vicki Hinze     It’s March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, and a lot of celebrations are going on. But what exactly are people celebrating?  Time and distance has a way [...]


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 [...]

Inspiration and Lemonade

INSPIRATION AND LEMONADE: The story behind Beyond the Misty Shore   By   Vicki Hinze   Into every life, lemon juice does pour.  If you’re lucky, you learn to love lemonade. I’m lucky. And it’s a good thing [...]

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 [...]

4 Kinds of Relationships

  4 KINDS OF RELATIONSHIPS   by   Vicki Hinze     Entire industries are built around making better relationships. Some are successful. Some are not. The thing is, we all want good relationships. We know we’re [...]

ICE (In Case of Emergency) Mobile Phone Tip

On your mobile phone, create an ICE contact. Here’s How To Do It:  Create a new contact. Type ICE in all capital letters, then follow with the name of the person you want contacted in case of emergency. Add the phone number [...]

Helping Each Other During Tough Times

  Helping Each Other During Tough Times   By   Vicki Hinze     Often we find ourselves burdened. Feeling as if everyone we come into contact with is reaching out a hand, wanting something from us—our money, influence, [...]