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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, April 1, 2007

Remmington Steele Episodes & Good Friends

*Sigh* Three more episodes in the last two days, this is getting old. Really old. Buuut on the other hand, I had a great time yesterday. After work, which was for the most part spent with Artchick (yeah she and I work together at times, pretty cool) Artchick and I headed over to Tolkien's because Artchick needed to take some motion shots for her photography class. Tolkien's little brother Aerrer was a big help, he and his friend ran around in circles, jumped rope, boxed, played the guitar(s) and spun around in circles until they were sick. She got several nice shots out of that series (she showed me the proof sheet) and then she dashed to the darkroom and Tolkien and I zipped out to a Bertuchi's(tm) for dinner. She had healthy pizza and I had just plain pizza. We poked around Borders(tm) for a while, just enjoying being around books. There were several journals that we looked at that we really liked, but they were Coptic stitched and Tolkien knows how to do coptic stitch for journal binding so we suffered the fate of the curse of all crafter's. We didn't buy the journals because we can *make* the journals. We had fun away. And then we continued on to JoAnne's(tm) and poked around some more. She picked up some fabric for an awesome corset that she's making to wear at the Ren Fest this year. It's perfect for her, it's linen look and jet black with these tiny little flowers in a soft pink worked over it in this climbing vine motif, and she got some shirts to make Aerrer t-shirts for this summer. I'm suppose to be making one for Dad this year for Father's Day with I reject your reality and substitute my own quote from Adam Savage of Myth busters(tm) fame to be painted on the front of the shirt which he says he'd really like for the days he has to mow the lawn. I told him I'd be happy to mow the lawn for him, but he says that the rider's a handful because it's older and that if I want to be helpful I can to the trim work. Go me with the trim work. That'll be in addition to the weeding I do now, and the ''pick up sticks'' that I've taken on as well. But that's okay, I like being outside and working in the earth, though we have to be careful right now because of the ants that are invading. I think that it's part of the reason that when I write ''healer'' characters they have herbariums and like to putter about in the earth. Well that's a rambling entry. I must be feeling better if I'm rambling. I'll end then on a high note.

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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!