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Troll-Stalker-Beware

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 [...]
A Gift Before Departing, Vicki Hinze

A Gift Before Departing

A Gift Before Departing   By   Vicki Hinze     A few years ago I thought I had a life-threatening illness.  It turned out to be a paperwork mistake, but there were about six weeks when I didn’t yet know that. I thought my time here [...]
Convenient Amnesia, Vicki Hinze

Convenient Amnesia?

  Convenient Amnesia? By Vicki Hinze When the topic of convenient amnesia arises, our typical first reaction is to think that the person just doesn’t want to remember. That can be true for a multitude of reasons, but it isn’t always [...]
Coping with Rejection, Vicki Hinze

Coping With Rejection

  Coping With Rejection By Vicki Hinze   First, let’s set the record straight. We don’t want to just cope with rejection. We want to cope with it constructively. Allowing rejection to shove us into a mental pit of despair isn’t [...]
The Expectation of Privacy, Vicki Hinze

The Expectation of Privacy

  The Expectation of Privacy By Vicki Hinze Not too many years ago, people had an expectation of privacy that was mandated legislatively and widely respected.  Some are under the illusion privacy is still respected. Others have experienced [...]
Vicki Hinze, Coping with the Unexpected

Coping with the Unexpected

  Coping with the Unexpected By Vicki Hinze The unexpected strikes us all.  Whether you adopt a regimented routine, live by your prioritized To-Do list, or tackle your day by whatever strikes your mood, odds are your plans are or have [...]
Vicki Hinze, 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 [...]
craft of writing, Vicki Hinze

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 [...]
Vicki Hinze, Getting it Right, Fake News, Journalistic Integrity

Getting It Right: Lessons from 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 [...]
Vicki Hinze, 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 [...]