Linda Maye Adams

Author Archive: Linda Maye Adams

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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Writing in Pubic Story #6, Scene 18


18 Randy took off at a run, headed back to the Chandler house. Fear pounded in his throat and face and chest. It pushed at him from behind and came at him from all around. The day had grown distressingly dark.  He could still see the sun through the trees, but it seemed dimmer. He …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 17


17 It was like time had gone into slow motion.  Brian reached across the front seat.  His fingers fumbled at the lock. He might have said something. Shimmering light drew Nikki’s gaze.  Like a rainbow that had been scrunched. Light shot from her house, and the other six houses, seven beams that intersected in the …

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The Search for Discoverability


I attended the Bookbaby conference last weekend.  It was a marketing conference, from a company that does a lot of marketing.  I expected a lot of selling of the services and books, like a lot of those one day training workshops. What I got was a big goal that I’ve been looking around for: Discoverability. …

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