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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Monday, February 5, 2007

Story Tellers & Stories that Made Me Want to Write

Harold Myra "Children in the Night"

Timothy Zahn "The Icarus Hunt"

C.S. Lewis "The Silver Chair"

James Byron Huggins "A Wolf Story"

Ann Rinaldi "A Time for Drums"

B.J. Hoff "Song of the Silent Harp"

Elizabeth Speare "The Witch of Black Bird Pond"

Harper Lee "To Kill A Mocking Bird"

Angela Hunt "Brothers"

Frank Peretti "This Present Darkness"

I could go on and on, but I think what I'll do instead is start posting how each one of these outstanding authors changed the way I think, and why I owe them a debt for kindling the fire in my bones to write.


Josh said...

aaa i spie some good authours on that list but its missing mr. Batson lol and i much agree with you ^_^

everlastingscribe said...

LOL I was all ready writing when I met M'lord Batson ;) he's going to go in a post all of his own but I don't want to tell him that. I mean, we writers have egos and I don't want him to have trouble walking through doorways. :-D He'd do the same for me, I'm sure.

Josh said...

lol well i see.... i got to ask is that you in the armor on the horse i have been wondering this for like a month ^_^

everlastingscribe said...

:-D I *love* knights and armor and have for the longest time. So, I went and took photos at the local Ren Fest last year. Then I was thinking, well the pen is mightier than the sword.. .and knight is to sword as writer is to pen. So, viola, my knight became my icon. ;)

Josh said...

as you can see i like knights too if you cant read my pic it says "in my past life i was a knight, I shall fight to the death" lol ^_^

everlastingscribe said...

I did read it :-D and thought it was cool. I know a guy, the son of a pastors (husband and wife) who are good family friends, and he (their son) actually MAKES swords. A real live sword smith. He :-D even lets me borrow some of the long sharp metal pointy things if I ask nice enough but I have to have a REAL good reason for borrowing them.

Josh said...

oooo what kind of good reasons a vendetta to settle.

everlastingscribe said...

Long sharp metal pointy things :-D to show off and display. I love the swords, though he's ground them down to ''safe'' edges. LOL I should use them to make sure I'm first in line for Lord Batson's new book.

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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