Linda Maye Adams

Tag Archives: Social Media

When Fiction Writers Blog


When I first started blogging, I was somewhat late into it.  I was cowriting then, but wrote most of the blogs then.  Everything we saw online said “You have to be an expert” and “you have to have a platform.”  I was a fiction writer.  Exactly what was I supposed to do with it? I …

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Blogging More vs. Blogging Less


When I first got into social media, everyone said to blog at least three times a week.  This was, according to the mass indie movement, the best way to find readers to read your books.  I never believed that, because as a reader, I don’t run across someone’s blog and go “Oh!  I want to …

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When Internet Lists Strike Back


I’ve spent the week in baby steps trying to fix some of my time management habits.  I’d like to write fiction full time in the future, and one of the things I need to get my act together on is time management. The time to figure it out is NOT when I’m greeted with a …

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Tweetability of Writing


I’m over on Unleaded: Fuel for Writers today.  A quick preview: I don’t like Twitter.  One of the reasons, though not the only one, is that it’s too short.  As a writer, I know that some things really can’t be communicated in 140 words or less.  I’ve just spent a week where communication has broken …

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The Dreaded — Gasp — Writing Mistake


  My air conditioner decided to stop working (for the third time), and it’s 85 degrees and 59% humidity.  As a result, I was a bit on the cranky side when I ran across a post on IO9 that was called Seven Deadly Sins of World Building. Think about that title for a moment.  It’s …

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Rule F: writing has to come First


Linda’s Rules of Writing We’re onto the letter F in Linda’s Rules of Writing of the A to Z Challenge, and on making sure writing gets done First. There are so many things now that are in a tug of war for our attention: Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Pintrest, you name it.  Writers have been told …

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Not Shooting Yourself in the Foot With Your Online Image


I have a confession: I’ve been going to science fiction conventions since 1976.  My goal for many of those cons were to see actors.  Some of them were nice people and others I wouldn’t want to know.  One I became friends with.  He was always a gentleman and very aware of his image he presented …

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Attack of the Twitter Zombies


The Twitter Zombies out there — they stalk mindlessly through Twitter.  “Twwweeeetttts.  Must send tweet.  Must promote book.  Must promote self.”  And then we, the recipients of these brains tweets, end up with spam (not the kind you eat). For the last few months, I’ve been overwhelmed by writer spam.  If you put writer in …

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Top 10 Blog Posts for May


In case you missed any, here are the top 10 posts for May. 1. Moleskine Hacks for Fiction Writers:  I never go anywhere without my Moleskine to take notes. 2. Is There a Strong Woman Character or Are We Being Fooled?:  We have tons of books with women protagonists.  But do we have strong women …

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Technology Hacks for Dealing with Twitter Spammers


Have you noticed lately that there seems to be a lot of link spamming on Twitter?  It’s hard to have a conversation when I have to wade through all the links. So I get to fight technology with, well, technology with two handy tools: TwitBlock: Sometimes I find it hard to tell if a Tweep …

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