Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: writing fiction

Writer’s Guide to Military Culture


Former soldier and Desert Storm veteran Linda Maye Adams walks you step-by-step to help the civilian fiction writer understand how military culture works.  From enlistment to war, this book takes you on a tour of what it’s like to be a soldier.  Do soldiers curse non-stop?  Do they always yell, “Yes, Drill Sergeant!” after every …

Continue reading

Pantser’s Guide to Writing: You Are Not Broken!


For writers who don’t outline—called pantsers—it’s hard finding anything on how to write that doesn’t involve outlining. Author Linda Maye Adams, a pantser writer, cuts through some of the myths and may save you wasted time looking for solutions. In this guide, Linda Maye Adams addresses the issues that derail pantsers and also provides tips …

Continue reading

Pantsing 101: Story as a Direction


Not understanding story is one of the biggest reasons that a pantsed book can look terrible to a developmental editor or other writers or a publisher.  You throw everything in but the kitchen sink, including a 20-page scene that sounded cool, but fizzles out at some point. Not having a story is like being out …

Continue reading

Pantsing 101: What the heck is pantsing a book?


NanoWrite is coming up in just another month, and with it will be the debate: Outliner or Pantser? I’m not sure why there’s a debate.  You write whatever way works best for you.  Period.  It shouldn’t matter. Yet, if I search the internet for pantser, I get a lot of outliners scratching their heads and …

Continue reading

Creativity and Business


I always like reading business books and articles to see what else I can learn about business and apply it to my writing.  Sometimes I run across a quote that makes me stop and go, “Wow.” This one comes from Always In Fashion: From Clerk to CEO — Lessons for Success in Business and in …

Continue reading

Typos Should Not Be Drama Queens


On one of the writing Facebook pages I’m on, a ruckus has erupted—over typos. After a writer corrected another writer for the purpose of “learning,” the moderator stepped in and said to leave the grammar police out. The purpose was to make the place a safe zone. Of course, that outraged several writers who thought …

Continue reading

Writer’s Guide to Military Culture


Former soldier and Desert Storm veteran Linda Maye Adams walks you step-by-step to help the civilian fiction writer understand how military culture works. From enlistment to war, this book takes you on a tour of what it’s like to be a soldier. Do soldiers curse non-stop? Do they always yell, “Yes, Drill Sergeant!” after every …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading