Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Maryland

Snow, Power Outages, and Pantsing


We’ve had some very typical weather for Washington, though most of it is waaaaayyy early.  We don’t get frigid weather until January or February. It was in single digits on Thursday.  Saturday started the day with freezing rain.  The ground was pretty slick.  Maryland had a 67 car accident on the freeway (no, that is …

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Time traveling back to the Colonial Era


One of the really nice things about the Washington Metropolitan area is that there’s a lot you can see without necessarily going on a long, expensive trip.  I usually dislike going into Washington, DC, where all the tourists tend to be, not to mention even drive through it to get to Maryland.  It’s because the …

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A Temporal Rift to Darkover Con


Thanksgiving Weekend (after Turkey Day!), I went to my first Darkover Con in Baltimore, and also my last, since it’s undergoing a name change.   The person who owned the licensing for the name recently died without passing it on, so they had to do a name change.  Next year’s will be called Chessiecon, which …

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Week 1: A Month of Setting


This is my first week of just working on doing the details of descriptions by looking around the Washington, DC area.  I wanted to do real places because it’s very hard for me to get even the most ordinary of details into the story.  I’m finding as I do these, my head keeps going, “Why …

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Wouldn’t it be awesome to visit a ship graveyard?!


I was working on developing an idea for a story based on a title which included the word river.  So I needed a river and since the Potomac River runs through the area, I started searching on it to see what looked interesting. I was greatly surprised to find a ship graveyard at Mallows Bay in …

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Cowbells at the writer’s conference


  I went to the Books Alive! In Bethesda, MD, this weekend (formerly, the American Independent Writers Conference).  In this case, I wasn’t attending the conference, but running the agent pitch session all day.  This is what the pitch session looked like: I run it like a drill sergeant (though I was never one in …

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Tidbits from Balticon


This weekend I went to a science fiction convention in Baltimore, Maryland, called Balticon.  Every con has its own personality, and Balticon is more for the small press publishers.  These were some of the tidbits I picked up. Social Media is Indirect Marketing One of the points a panel brought up was that social media …

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Convention Review: Capclave 2012


For my last con of the year, it was off to Clapclave, which was in Maryland.  Not that far for me, but I was glad I stayed in the hotel.  The temperature dropped on the first day, and it was cold and windy.  I think everyone was a little scratchy. The con itself had a …

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Photos: Fall Colors of Washington, DC


Just thought I’d share some photos of the fall colors in Washington, DC.  We didn’t get much rain, so a lot of the trees don’t have good color.  But there are a few standouts.   This was taken while I was at Capclave in Maryland.  That’s the con hotel in the background.   This guy …

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Went to Intervention — No, It’s a Con, Not What You Just Thought


It’s a science fiction con.  It stands for Inter(net) (Con)vention.  This one was within driving distance for me along the George Washington Parkway. If you’re not familiar with Washington, DC, that’s a very scenic road that follows the Potomac River.  This is is a photo: It should be gorgeous once the trees begin to change …

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