Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: action-adventure

Star Wars’ 40 Years Ago Today


It’s hard to believe 40 years have passed since Star Wars was released, on this day.  I saw it in its original run and remember how people lined up outside the movie theaters to see it…not once, by multiple times.  People didn’t watch it twice; they watched it twenty times. It wasn’t like any other …

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5 Fantasy Heroines


Five of Linda Maye Adams’ fantasy stories. The collection includes Writers of the Future honorable mention “A Quartet of Clowns,” the action story “River Flight,” the flash fiction “Healer’s Tent,” the action story “Booby-Trap at Beaver River,” and reader favorite “Words of Rain and Shadows.” Available from your favorite booksellers for $4.99, including Amazon and …

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Writing Action Scenes with Women Characters


One of the hardest things about writing an action scene is when there’s a woman character.  Most women aren’t as strong as a man, and punching out a bad guy just ain’t in the cards. In fact, it’s so hard that writers use all of the following: Write the woman like she was a guy.  …

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She-Ra and the Action Heroine


I do a lot of women characters in my stories.  When I was growing up, there wasn’t much representation for women in books, film, or TV.  Especially not for the kind of stories I liked: Action and adventure. I wanted my characters to be part of the adventure – beyond being a victim to be rescued.  …

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This, That, and Zap! 10/05


We’re still green in Washington, DC, but it’s a dried out green (must be all the hot air coming from downtown). Rumor has it that we might get a speedy fall color.  The weather still can’t make up it’s mind.  Yesterday was lots of rain and today was humid and 80.  Off to This, That, …

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Remembering Jonny Quest


Music can be a powerful memory.  Hearing the theme from Jonny Quest brings back of exciting adventures to exotic places.  I always watched the credits to try to match them up to episodes I’d seen and make sure I’d hadn’t missed any.  Unfortunately, not all the footage was part of an episode.  Not fair! It …

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The Idiocy of Women Characters


One of the most frustrating things for me as a reader is that it’s tough finding books with women characters who are competent.  We get ones who are smart-mouthed and can’t go a day without insulting ten people; or seem to be smart and then blunder into trouble for the sake of the plot; and …

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#Reading Gifts for the Woman Who Wants #ActionAdventure


Sometimes it’s tough finding books that have a heroine part of the adventures — it’s even tough finding ones with men!  Action-adventure isn’t about having a major battle scene at the end of the story–it’s a major component of the story.  That being said, here are three books that women or girls looking for adventures …

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What Makes Up A Good Action Scene?


Action scenes — good, exciting ones — are tough to write well.  It’s not just a matter of writing short sentences and having two characters throw punches at each other.  Heck, not all action scenes have fights.  That’s be pretty boring in an action novel to just have all fights! There are three key elements …

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Hawaii Five-0: Action in Paradise


Hawaii was a great initial reason to tune into the TV series Hawaii Five-0.  It’s a Hawaii 2.0 of the original series which starred Jack Lord.  One of the comments made at the time of the new series premiere was that the original version was an average detective show with Hawaii, a great theme, and Jack …

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