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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lovely Day Despite The Weather

It’s been a lovely day here despite the weather, though Tolkien was sorely missed for she was snowed in at her house and unable to come over, and I am delightfully tired.

Breakfast was left over pancakes and nice hot coffee, which I downed in short order, and went outside on the deck to take pictures of the falling snow. Artchick and I stood on there and snapped away, she in her slippers and I in my socks, until Mom and Dad yelled at us to get our boots on or come inside. So, I put boots on and Artchick put on her shoes and we shot some more picks till Mom got inspired and went outside herself.

The three of us took pictures of the trees, the snow, and the iron gray sky and laughed as we got liberally covered in the white stuff. Mom and I took the old apples down to the wood at the end of the property for the deer and other critters out in the snow and then I decided it might be a good idea to shovel the front walk. Wasn’t too bad the first time, and then there was church, which was focused on Ephesians 5. Dad went out after church and hit the driveway, and I did the walk again and Artchick and I also cleaned off the cars. Then, Artchick started the craziness by pelting me with snowballs. Well I couldn’t let that go unchallenged, so there was a minor skirmish in the front yard with both sides taking and giving fire. The yard no longer looks pristine and untouched, it looks like two six year olds had a blast, and built a snowman in the middle of all the mess. And you know what? :-D We did.

Lunch was biscuits, macaroni and cheese, green beans, strawberries, and earl gray tea. After lunch I went out again to clean off the car, Artchick shoveled the walkway a final time, and Dad hit the driveway for the last plow of the evening. All three of us were thoroughly cold by this time, and decided it would be really nice to go in and warm up and not come out again.

Dad built a fire, and Artchick decided that the best way to warm up was to make chocolate chip cookies, while I decided that a warm laptop was what would make me thaw. Like I said, it’s been a lovely day and now I think I’ll go and work on some writing

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Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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I tell stories all day long. Some with my pen, some with my keyboard and if you can find me, buy me a coffee and I'll tell you one too!