Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Goals — What’s Them Things?


We did our quarterly writing goals at the Cat Vacuuming Society (a Northern VA critique group) this last week — always a hard task.  I’m always wondering what other people will think because my goals and reasoning sometimes doesn’t follow with the crowd.  For “homework,” we had to come up with three writing goals/habits, though …

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Went to Intervention — No, It’s a Con, Not What You Just Thought


It’s a science fiction con.  It stands for Inter(net) (Con)vention.  This one was within driving distance for me along the George Washington Parkway. If you’re not familiar with Washington, DC, that’s a very scenic road that follows the Potomac River.  This is is a photo: It should be gorgeous once the trees begin to change …

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Writer’s Block is not a Figment of Your Imagination


It seems like every time the subject of writer’s block comes up, twenty million writers jump in to proclaim, “It doesn’t exist!” and accuse anyone who struggles with it of being lazy or whining.  So if you  have writer’s block, you’re now wishing you could hide somewhere and maybe thinking it’s best not to even …

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In November — A Workshop for Writers on Military Culture


About a month ago,  I ran across this blog post by Donna McDonald: A Successful Author Gives Tips for Introverts and this one more recently about how the culture of women keeps us from participating and went “Holy Cow!” I’ve had so much trouble getting the word out about me, and even writing blog posts.  …

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This, That, and Zap! 9/21


This week we got a horrendous downpour — so bad that I had a scary moment on the freeway when I went through a puddle and water planed.  The concrete barrier was one lane away, but it looked entirely too close!  And the next day?  Like the storm never happened! But that’s Washington, DC.  I’m …

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Step into my time machine


This week, I’ve got a trip into the adventure zone, because any travel is an adventure.  I went to Wisconsin for the weekend for my grandmother’s memorial, and anything that involves Wisconsin involves The House: I stayed in the room where those center windows on the second floor are.  The house was built by my …

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Slashing the Myths About Omniscient Viewpoint


I’m a little behind this week — I hopped over to Wisconsin for my grandmother’s memorial this weekend and am playing catch up, though I figure that’ll be at least another week.  Next weekend is a con! Meanwhile back in the land of politicians, it’s about time for another look at omniscient viewpoint.  When I …

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When Words Strike Back, the Linda Edition


When I was in the army, my first duty station was at Fort Lewis, which is in Washington state.  Mount Rainer, the “floating mountain” is probably the most visible landmark — at least next to the Space Needle. One of the things that always tripped up visitors was some of the names.  The area has …

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Pulling out my Evil Manual. Studying Hard.


When I went to ConTemporal this summer, I quickly discovered that I was overdressed for the con.  I was in a tank top and shorts, but evidently I looked more like a tourist because con security stopped me.  So I visited the dealer’s room in search of a T-shirt and found one that said: Knowledge …

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A short scene for your reading pleasure


This is just a quick scene I did for Forward Motion’s September Challenge.  When I heard the theme, I couldn’t resist.  The homecoming of soldier isn’t always about fanfare and parties. — Drop by and check out all my non-fiction publications!  There are quite a few available online for your viewing pleasure.

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