Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: science fiction

Crying Planet (GALCOM Universe Book 1)


Hope Delgado has only one goal: to be an old woman. But the ghosts have other ideas. When Galactic Command comes calling with an offer–a bracelet to block the ghosts–she realizes that it might save her life. But GALCOM wants her to travel in space to another planet to fix a ghost problem that is …

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2017: The Year of Craft


In 2016, I published 22 ebooks (might have a couple more before the end of the year).  That’s an astounding number, and I want it to be higher next year.  The only way to make money as a writer is produce a lot of writing (as opposed to writing one book and have it become …

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Theater Ship


Actress Catherine Mason is old enough that Hollywood no longer wants her, so she performs theater in space for the soldiers.  But it’s dangerous duty for the actors.  As they land on a military post, Catherine discovers the aliens are watching.  She’s about to give the performance of her life, if not her life. Available …

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Rejected by Aliens


First contact missions with new alien races are always dangerous. But Private Gaynelle never thought that the aliens would eat her officer, and she’d be the one in charge. Now she has to figure out how to communicate with the aliens.  But why they rejected her as a meal will terrify her. Available on Smashwords …

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Nanowrimo Day 1 & Pantsing 101


I decided to do Nano this year, for the first time, though informally.  I’m not registering on any of the sites or participating in the social parts of it.  Rather, I’m just using it as a goal to write a completed book in 30 days. The tool I’m using to write is Scrivener for Windows.  …

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Scientist’s Widow


  Ana Santiago has one of those murder cases that she can’t let go.  A neuroscientist with promising research. Did his wife do it?  Why does she tow around a cooler every day?  Is his remains in the cooler? Ana wants answers, but learning the truth may be more than she wants.   Available on …

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One of the things I like about never outlining my stories


’ve been working on a science fiction novel called The Crying Planet.   It’s set in the near future, where space travel is possible, and earth has created a command for its fleet of space cruisers. I also did not outline it.  I don’t have any idea how it will end either. I got the idea …

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Not Fixing it on the Revision


One of the “rules” I’ve seen around is not to edit or revise as your write.  It leaves writers to race through the draft and deal with a more worse problem: I’ll fix it on the revision. Last week, I hit about 10K on my science fiction novel Sinhollow, and I realized I had a …

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How I get my story ideas


At Capclave, Bud Sparhawk said that he’d been asked “Where do you get ideas?” on a past panel.  He jokingly said that he paid a guy $5 a week and was sent a postcard with an idea on it.  Three writers came up afterward to ask him for the idea guy address! From the outside, …

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Desert Storm: We’re going to war — wait! You’re a woman!


By the time we hit two weeks into Desert Shield, the army started to figure out there might be some special challenges.  Saudi Arabia is pretty well-known for its view of women.  The women are not allowed to drive, and yet, we were a transportation unit with women drivers, so we would be coming into direct …

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