Author Archives: Melanie R. Meadors

About Melanie R. Meadors

Melanie R. Meadors is a storyteller, editor, game designer, adventurer, and scientist from central Massachusetts. She's a science writer at The Once and Future Podcast, GeekMom, and at her own website, If you like what she’s doing here, please support her Patreon at

2013, it’s been swell….

It has been one crazy year. One year ago, almost exactly, I set some goals for myself. I was going to write 2 novels and 4 short stories this year. And darn it, I’d have SOMETHING published, even if I … Continue reading

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There is no spoon.

When we are learning how to do something, when we are training, we often do it by imitation. Or we do it by following another’s lead. The master says jump; we jump. The master says, “This must happen in act … Continue reading

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Inspiration: a guest blog and giveaway by Emma Leigh Reed

Please welcome guest Emma Leigh Reed to Nights of Passion. Read this post and comment below for a chance to win a copy of TRUSTING LOVE, her latest novel!   Inspiration for writing can come in many forms. For me … Continue reading

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Guest post by Amanda McCarter

Please help me welcome writer Amanda McCarter to Nights of Passion today! I am a Failure, by Amanda McCarter According to society’s standards, I am a failure.  I write this in anticipation that I will be fired from my job.  … Continue reading

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Writing Space

Virginia Woolf advocated that a woman have a “room of one’s own” in order to write. Well, frankly, not everyone has that luxury. My house is teeny, with the bare minimum amount of space my family needs in which to … Continue reading

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Time with friends

As a work at home, homeschooling mom who also writes and is the VP of her local RWA chapter, it’s very easy for me to get bogged down with my to-do list. I forget that I need time for me, … Continue reading

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The best advice…

I’ve received a lot of advice in my writing life.  I try to take it seriously, until the point at which I realize that it’s just not working for me. I don’t have any novels published yet, so I assume … Continue reading

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My Writer’s Bookshelf

Someone saw my bookshelf with all my books about writing on it, and ask me what the very best, most helpful ones were. I figured I’d share the answer here. 1. ON WRITING, Stephen King. Without a doubt, this is … Continue reading

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Inspiration, Not Perspiration (That’s Another Post)

Recently I was asked which book or author inspired me the most when I was a child or teen. What did I read that made me say, “Wow, I want to be able to do THIS when I grow up!” … Continue reading

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It’s the mooooost wonderful tiiiiime of the year…. #giveaway

No, I’m not singing Christmas songs this early. I’m saying, quite simply, that Halloween is my favorite time of year. I mean, heck, when else can you scare people and NOT get in trouble for it? Heck, people actually APPRECIATE … Continue reading

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