Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Convention Review: Capclave 2012


For my last con of the year, it was off to Clapclave, which was in Maryland.  Not that far for me, but I was glad I stayed in the hotel.  The temperature dropped on the first day, and it was cold and windy.  I think everyone was a little scratchy. The con itself had a …

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9 Technology Time Management Tips for Writers


We got the first part of the “Frankenstorm” here in Washington, DC, late yesterday afternoon with some rain.  So far, it’s just been a lot of rain.  The Federal government announced that it would be closing today (likely because Metro suspended service).  DC’s usually a ghost town when the government shuts down, but there’s a …

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#Flashaton 1st Hour: Customs


Flashathon started this morning at 9:00 with the prompt, “As we started.”  There was a moment of panic when I first started because I had no idea what I was going to.  Then I set it the woods, because I was thinking of Fort Lewis, and then I thought about an old idea I’d had, …

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The Otherworldly Family is Watching


When we hear about ghosts, the first image we get is a story told in front of the orange flames of a campfire against the dark, a barrier against the unknown that surrounds us.   I remember one of those stories being about the ghostly hitchhiker who vanishes after being picked up.   That story is an …

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Fan Fiction — Good, Bad, or What?


At one of our critique sessions for the Cat Vacuuming Society, fan fiction came up.  If you don’t know what it is, fan fiction are stories written by fans for an existing form, like a TV show.  Yeah, you get the obvious problem with it, and one of the reasons it gets bashed.  But I …

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Photos: Fall Colors of Washington, DC


Just thought I’d share some photos of the fall colors in Washington, DC.  We didn’t get much rain, so a lot of the trees don’t have good color.  But there are a few standouts.   This was taken while I was at Capclave in Maryland.  That’s the con hotel in the background.   This guy …

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Just When You Thought it Was Safe to go to Critique Group


Action is fun to read about, but reading has a nice safe distance.  It’s definitely not fun when it intervenes in real life!  Our critique group meets in the food court of a local mall in the evening.  During lunch, a man dropped a Molotov Cocktail from one of the upper floors into the food …

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Old War Stories: Women in Uniform


Put two vets together, and you get an instant rapport about shared experiences.  Doesn’t matter what generation it is — a vet is a vet.  I’m currently working on a submission for a as-yet untitled military anthology, which is due by October 31 (I’m hoping to find one of these when I actually have more …

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Six Bullets Accepted!


My short story Six Bullets was accepted for the 2012 Forward Motion Anthology.  The theme was to use a princess, a boatman, and a lizard.  So, me being me, I had the princess enlist in the military at the rank of boatsman (which was like a private) and was chased by soldiers known as Screaming …

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Tracking Ideas and Inspirations for the Chaos Writer


I’m playing catch up this week — I was at Capclave, a sci fi con in Maryland this weekend.  Now I get all the stuff I didn’t do over the weekend.  I swear, I think Saturday and Sunday is when I run all my errands.  I’ll write a post about Capclave later on.  Meanwhile, back …

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