Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: December, 2016

2017: The Year of Craft


In 2016, I published 22 ebooks (might have a couple more before the end of the year).  That’s an astounding number, and I want it to be higher next year.  The only way to make money as a writer is produce a lot of writing (as opposed to writing one book and have it become …

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Overwhelmed by too many options


All I’ve been seeing this Christmas are commercials screaming “Fear of Better Options” (FOB), pointing at stores that offer too few options–obviously to get you to buy at their store. Then there’s my trip to the drugstore.  Yesterday I cut my finger on a grater (carrots are dangerous), and I ran out of bandages.  So …

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Men From the Horizon


Men visit Rewa’s island with monstrous automatons and promises–and the ability to help her walk normally again. They just want to farm the sugar cane fields for Rewa and her people. If one farmer agrees, everyone will agree. The decision hangs on what Rewa does. And no matter what her decision Rewa makes, it will …

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Silent Night by Chewbacca


This is pretty cute.  Just make sure you stay until the end for an appearance of Santa Claus, Star Wars-style.

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Christmas Lights for Soldiers


This is Lee Greenwood’s iconic song God Bless The USA done to Christmas lights.  It was kind of like a Desert Storm theme song–when I returned home, I heard it everywhere on the radio.  The radio stations would play it on the anniversary of the start of the war, until the second Iraq war started. …

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What Makes a Best Selling Writer?


I’ve been studying Michael Connelly’s The Reversal the last week.  I have a paper version of the book, and I’m typing it to see how he is a page turner.  The typing of just the first chapter yield other things, so I will have to look back through to figure out what exactly he did. …

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Writing without an Outline like Minesweeper


I ran across this video that compares Writing without an outline to being like Minesweeper.  Or, I suppose, since I like submarines, those early days of submarining where danger was potentially all around them. I’m glad to see some real topics coming out of about this at last instead of “You’re doing it wrong, and …

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Snow, Power Outages, and Pantsing


We’ve had some very typical weather for Washington, though most of it is waaaaayyy early.  We don’t get frigid weather until January or February. It was in single digits on Thursday.  Saturday started the day with freezing rain.  The ground was pretty slick.  Maryland had a 67 car accident on the freeway (no, that is …

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The Soldier’s Christmas Poem


I’ve always found there’s something magical about Christmas.  It’s a time where hope comes out and reminds us that things can be better if we make the effort.  This is The Soldier’s Christmas Poem about Santa visiting the house of a soldier.   — As I write this, we’re in single digits outside.  That’s early …

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Star Trek Christmas Song


A hilarious rendition of “Make It Snow,” Captain Picard style–not that I’m wishing for that evil four letter word.

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