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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?

Saturday, February 17, 2007

So Speaks the Rhu. . .:-D

Rhubarb (megan) is such the best. Look what she wrote me!

"When we did jumping in horseback riding, they told us to never look at the hurdle or at the ground in front of the hurdle. "The horse knows where you're looking," and if we looked at the ground, that's where we were going to end up. In a heap. Tangled up with the horse. . . and probably in pain. What they told us to do was look at the horizon; then the horse would make the hurdle easily.

So the moral of the story is, if you're looking for somewhere to crash and burn, you will In fact, if you look at the obstacle, you probably won't even make it. But if you look at the horizon, then you'll clear it with plenty of room to spare. So my advice to you in this situation is to (besides, you know, frantic, fervent, constant, oh-help type prayer). . . well, in the words of Cap'n Jack--"Bring me that horizon." "


Josh said...

aaa quoting jack sparrow. well in that case "An undead monkey! Top that!" hehehehe i love that part and also "I got a jar of dirt, I got a jar of dirt, and guess what's inside it!" i know completely off subject but i like what you said. It makes since. The wise words of everlastingscribe ^_^

everlastingscribe said...

LOL I wish it were me, no that's my friend telling me not to be ''such the baby'' and that she believes I can do this signing thing. I told her I'd post it here to keep me from forgetting what she said.

I think my fave quote from Capt'n Jack is

"A ship's not a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs. What a ship is, what the Black Pearl really is, is freedom."

Halfelvenwriter said...

hehe...I'm at your house, on your computer, commenting on your blog...and you think it's all about you :-P

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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