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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?

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Torment Over!

I have spent roughly an hour and half today writing and just having the most delightful time with words! Most of you know that these past two weeks have been something of a lesson in patience and delayed gratificationfor me on the writing front seeing as Elena Violet was born and took up a great deal of last week, and then ArtChick's move upstairs into her better room (which for some odd reason I just spelled 'rook') and the general re-arranging of Mom and Dad's office and my office took up what little spare time I had left. The move went really well on Monday, the movers really had some mad-skills and everything (furniture) is settled where it should be. However, it will be several months I think before I have all my books on the shelves where I want them. I still have I think roughly seven boxes to unpack, but I'm not complaining, for the two and a half bookshelves I gave up, I received in return three lovely real wood bookcases that are deeper than the ones I gave up, and taller too. I hope to have everything unpacked and on shelves by the end of this week and then using Halfelven's ''fifteen minutes'' technique I will attempt to order them the way I want. Anyway, I'll post more later, I just had to e-mail the author (George Bryan Polivka) we are having the signing for something and so decided to post this too. But now, I have to go and eat, then I have a doctor's appointment, have to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy, and hopefully I'll be home around 7:30 for fun and games.

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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!