Linda Maye Adams

Category Archives: Writing

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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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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Adventures Around the Web Oct 28-Nov 3, 2017


I seem to have a writing with depth theme going on here.  Depth is one of those very advanced writing skills that’s incredibly hard to understand.  And the scary part is that it sounds simple to do, and it isn’t.  It took me three years to understand how to do it. Clearing the Lens (Writing with …

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Adventures Around the Web Octber 21-26


This week, the colder temperatures marched in, and then bounced around.  Pretty typical for DC, but it’s hard when your sinuses are going, “I’m not happy”… Lulu the dog flunked out of CIA bomb-sniffer school because she just didn’t care Spy dog fails classes at CIA!  Lots of very cute dog pictures for Friday.  Labs …

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Adventures around the Web September 30-October 6, 2017


Story Bundle 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle As always, there’s a writing bundle in time for Nano.  I always like these bundles because the quality is pretty high. I wouldn’t mind having either my military writer’s guide or my pantser’s guide show up in one of these… Women in the Military Service for America Memorial …

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Adventures Around the Web August 19-25, 2017


The Passive Voice A Check Girl This is a quote from a Raymond Chandler story.   Wow.  Just wow. Susan Elia MacNeal on Signature These Six Incredible Women Served as Undercover Spies During World War II When I was in school, history that was taught wasn’t particularly interesting.  It was dates and events, not about …

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Adventures Around the Web August 12-18, 2017


Fall is continuing into Washington DC.  Last week, I saw the first fall squash at the farmer’s market.  I’ll be visiting an end of summer tradition, the local county fare, today, and I decided to take the day off for the eclipse, in case everyone goes nuts.  In DC, you never know . These are …

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Adventures around the web August 5-9, 2017


Even though it’s August, the signs of fall are already showing up in Washington, DC.  I went to the farmer’s market in Old Town Alexandria this weekend and the first of the apples were for sale.  It’s hard to believe the summer is almost gone.  It always seems so short! Kevin Tumlinson on Medium Self …

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Adventures around the web July 29-August 4, 2017


Manu Saadia on The New Yorker The Enduring Lessons of Star Trek Very interesting article on how Star Trek The Next Generation went away from Star Trek’s original concept.  It mentions one of the things that I always had problems with: people all got along with each other.  That made it hard to do stories …

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The Importance of Writing Every Day


Writers get admonished all the time about writing every day, like if they don’t do something, it’s a terrible sin. But the reason for it is simple: It has to be done every day so the habit will stick. If there’s no habit, it’s easy to drop off it when life gets in the way. …

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