Linda Maye Adams

Category Archives: Thoughts

Adventures around the web October 14-20, 2017


The Washington DC weather is doing what it’s famous for: Hot, hot, cool, hot, hot, cold!  I have no heat yet, and it’s freezing!  We got frost last night. Using Universal Links to Sell Your Books If you’re not using these, they’re a cool discovery.  One link, and it goes to a page where all …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 15


15 After Randy left to try to talk to his father. Nikki walked back to the house to get her car.  The sun sparkled at her, as if pleased she was walking out in it.  But it didn’t lighten the fear that settled in her belly. Randy had been frightened, too.  And he’d admitted he …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 14


14 Randy and Nikki didn’t say anything as they walked into town with Molly bouncing along eagerly at the end of the leash.  The dog stopped to provide an obligatory bark, once at another dog across the street and also at a bicyclist who whizzed past. Nikki looked shaken by her encounter with the music …

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Adventures around the web October 7-20


 Welcome to The Matrix: You Work for FREE & There IS No Payday Wow.  This talks about the new way companies manipulate writers into writing for free.  It used to be for exposure because it was hard to get.  Now the tune has changed. Write Like a Girl Here’s How Not to Critique Romance Novels …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 13


13 Nikki made sure that the front door was locked, and and then she and Randy circled around to the back of the house to check those doors.  One of the neighbors must have been keeping the lawn trimmed.  The grass was vigorously growing in the humid air, but not overgrown. A door on the …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 12


12 Randy thought he would have run right out, back into the sunlight, and scooped Molly up, holding her close. Instead, he followed Nikki through the house.  She was like the cat on her shirt, coming back from the veternarian, and going from room to room.  She went all the way up into the attic …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 11


11 The hardwood planks creaked as Nikki climbed the stairs.  It hurt her so much seeing them so dirty.  She’d grown up in a house without any stairs, so finding them in a house was awesome and these had been a golden brown that shone. Randy followed behind her.  She was glad that he hadn’t …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 9


9 The next morning, Nikki stopped at the hotel’s dining room to fill her belly before her day at the house.  She hadn’t brought any old clothes with her for dusty rooms, so she’d put on jeans and a print t-shirt with a big-eyed cat, hoping for the best.   She’d added her ankle boots, since …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 7


7. By the time Randy returned home, he was ready to flop on a couch with a beer and zone out.  He hadn’t expected that seeing the newest Chandler would be such a roller coaster ride—though he had to admit to himself, it was a ride he was happy to be on. His house was …

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Adventures Around the Web September 24-29, 2017


We’re just starting to see some of the fall colors.  I don’t think the colors will be very good.  DC’s weather is strange enough that we either tend to be too dry or too wet for good colors like further up north in the Shenandoah.  Our leaves are drying out and going to brown. Nikola …

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