Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: March, 2017

A Dearth of Reboots


Every time I turn around, it seems like there’s another reboot of something.  Like MacGyver.  I remember the show when it first aired, and it was a fun action show with an unconventional hero. The new version?  Meh. It just isn’t the same. Josh Whedon talks about reboot fatigue. You bring something back, and even …

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Moving Around in the First Draft


One of the most appalling things I’ve seen in writing is the piece of advice spoken everywhere: “All first drafts are crap!”  It’s often accompanied by the advice to write your first draft straight through and not go back and fix anything until you get to the revision. Craft Thoughts has an article on why …

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Boot Sisters


Having started to go stir crazy, I went out to Panera today for lunch.  There was a family of four there, husband, wife, two girls.  The wife had a boot on her foot like me, but was getting around on a cane.  Clearly a little more advanced in recovery than me. Soon … Anyway, her …

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The origins of “Roger Wilco”


In every film with military aircraft–particularly from the 1960s and earlier–I’ve heard the pilots say “Roger Wilco.”  I never knew what it meant, but it lies in the military phonetic alphabet. Because so much of military communication is over a radio, and often one where it’s hard to hear, it’s easy to mix up letters. …

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