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

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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Things Both Seen and Unseen

This week I spent two days in Boston, trying to get into the mindset for the novel I’ll be “starting” this week. Why the quotes? Well, the idea’s been swirling around in my brain for about a year now, but … Continue reading

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Falling (asleep) for fall?

Heh. I will admit it. I’m not exactly a fan of fall. Do I like the foliage? Yes. Do I like the pumpkin spice? Heck yeah. I love the festivals, apples, pumpkins, hay rides, the brisk air. Well, to an … Continue reading

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Relaxation–the New Passion? By Guest Jamie K. Schmidt

There was a time when the most romantic evening I could think of involved dinner, drinks, a movie, then going to a club and spending the rest of the night — and most of the morning in bed.  And not … Continue reading

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Actually, you can do whatever you want. If NaNoWriMo is worth it to you, if that’s what it takes to get you to write, then all the power to you. Welllll….. maybe not. Let’s face it. Writers write. They wouldn’t … Continue reading

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