Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: November, 2017

The Odyssey to Where I’m At Guest Post


I have a guest post over at the Odyssey website (and you’d never believe how hard it is for me to spell Odyssey. It’s a word that does not make sense and cannot be visualized!).  It’s my own experience taking one of their workshops.  It was quite eye opening to look at where I was …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 23


23 Charles almost refused to come over to Randy’s house, especially after learning “one of those Chandlers” was there. Randy, frustrated by the stupidity of the feud, blurted, “So you’d the whole town go to hell than deal with a Chandler?” That had gotten him a stony silence for so long he wondered if his …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 22


Sorry for the delay on this.  I’ve been taking the Novel Structure workshop.  It’s a lot more work than the other workshops I’ve taken, and it’s a huge learning curve for me.  Might have another lesson with a lot of work this week, and then the next two weeks, I’ll have two workshops at the …

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Adventures Around the Web Nov 11-17, 2017


Your Story Lives in the Details It sounds simple.  Add details.  Be specific.  It’s not.  It’s an incredibly hard skill to learn, especially when writers a cultured to treat description as boring. Leadership lessons from a female Apache pilot An officer talks about resiliency and failure, plus being a woman in a male-dominated place. Most …

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Writing in Public, Story #6, Scene 21


21 Nikki’s knees gave out.  She would have fallen to the sidewalk, but Randy caught her arm and held her up.  He was a warm, comforting presence. Which wasn’t much out here.  The portal in the street glared back at her like it was an eye of evil. But the sliminess had receded.  Now she …

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Short Story out in a book!


My flash fiction story “The Library Patron” is out in a new anthology! This was a fun story to write. I saw a prompt that said “Neighborhood Zombie,” and the story simply happened.   Fabula Argentea: 5th Anniversary Anthology To celebrate the first five years of publication, we have selected stories that we feel exemplify …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 20


20 Nikki couldn’t see the hunger.  But she felt it.  Cold and slimy.  Thick with darkness. It was interested in her. She could sense its curiousity.  Like she was a piece of food, and the hunger was poking around it, seeing if the food was tasty. Her body was rigid.  Sweat prickled down the hollow …

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Discoverability Adventures: Week 2


This week, I got my feet wet with something I have very mixed feelings about: Content marketing. That’s like writing for the Huffington Post for exposure.  Of course, they don’t pay the writers. Even before the internet, fiction writers have always been told to get exposure by writing for free.  At one point, I ran …

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The Voice of Women Veterans


The Washington Post published the Five Myths about Female Veterans today, and unfortunately, all of the are true. When I came home from Desert Storm, I was hungry for something that explained how I was feeling.  China Beach had just been cancelled and gone into reruns.  I devoured it. I also read and reread A …

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Adventures Around The Web November 4-10, 2017


It was unnaturally warm in Philadelphia last week. For Veteran’s Day, we’re getting cold and blustery. Down into the 20s.  The fall colors are finally coming in, but largely pretty washed out.  Not the vibrant ones that are so pretty. 10 Ways Posture Affects Productivity (and How to Improve Both) Writing can be pretty sedentary, so …

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