Linda Maye Adams

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Exorcising Writing How-to Advice


Last week, I wrote about leaving the writing message boards because my writing was getting polluted by a lot of the nonsense advice being passed around.  But I’d also started pulling back from general writing advice from how-to books even before that (some writers were absolutely horrified at this.  Writing advice is a huge safety …

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The Horrors of Buying a Planner


I dread this time of the year because I have to get a new planner, or a planner like thing.  I didn’t really use one at all until about 2007 (seriously), because I really didn’t need it.  But I was having surgery and managed to schedule two of the required appointments at the same time. …

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A Right-Brained Experiment with Getting Things Done


In my time management travels, I dabbled a bit with Getting Things Done.  I suppose I had to, because it’s a system that a lot of people talked about.  I’ve been trying to get a handle on my time management because I would like to write full time as a fiction writer, and it’s best …

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G is for Greenbacks: Taxes and Writers


I recently filed my taxes — always a thrilling experience.  But this time it hit me — when I go indie hopefully later this year, I’ll have to file taxes next year.  H&R Block handily provided me with information on things I would need to do, like get a second checking account, use one credit …

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How to Keep Me Away From Your Blog


I’ve been to two Blogger sites in the last week where the owner had enabled Capchas.  If the name isn’t familiar, it’s those weird letter things that pop up to help screen out spammers.  The text is often extremely distorted, because computers used for spamming can’t read it. I’ve found it’s hard for me to …

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I Never Knew I Was Bad With Details


Yup, it’s true.  Right-brained people are big picture thinkers and tend to be horrible with details.  But until I learned that, I actually thought I was detail-oriented, enough that I put it on resumes! Throughout my life, I’ve been prone to sloppy mistakes — the kind that drive the details people crazy.  This was particularly …

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The Planner Challenged


Ever had nightmares about showing up at the wrong time for a class?  That was me, in college.  I’d dream I’d lost track of one of my classes, and realize I hadn’t attended it the entire semester and was failing! Time is something I’ve always had difficulty with.  In school, I did the work early …

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Ever Feel Like This?


see more Lolcats and funny pictures, and check out our Socially Awkward Penguin lolz! Usually by the time I come home on the last day of the work week, I feel like the kitteh above.  Friday evening all I want to do is lay around in front of the TV set and be happily lazy. …

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Being Right-Brained and the Math Horror Zone


The first time I realized I was right-brained was a few years ago.  I’d picked up a book called Organizing for Your Brain Type. As I was reading, I suddenly realized, “OMG!  It’s me!  This is me!”  It was explanation of why all the things that worked so well for everyone else didn’t work for …

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The Most Tedious Part of Research


I don’t always enjoy research, at least not the way people who dive into research do.  I’m never going to be in danger of putting it all in there because, instead, I have to make sure I do enough.  To me, it’s a tool of writing, like proofreading is.  But there are some things I …

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