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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?

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tired Tired Scribe

Long long day today, but this is the ''eve'' of the book signing and it's not unusual for me to pull a 12 hour day the day before. 9-3 I spent working in the smaller store, and then from 4ish on I worked at the main store (off clock) setting up until round about 7:30ish. The signing sight in the store is all the way in the back, next to customer service. There are two reasons for that, the first being that you look down the length of the store as you walk in through the front doors straight back to customer service, so it's a bull's eye for customer service, and the second reason is that it's right beside the forth register where I can help all the lovely fans coming in to buy the books. However the space was full of product (imagine that) which I needed to move to other locations in the store which were also full of product (hard to believe I know) so I spent a good 40 minutes just juggling the stuff around before actually getting to the point where I had a blank canvas to work from. Then, I realised I didn't have the table I was going to use as his writing surface *d'oh* and also didn't have the poster that he was going to bring *double d'oh* so that limited me a bit. I did get the wall done, lovely lanterns up and lion heads too and one sword and two daggers all displayed nicely among the books and everyone really like the way it looked.

But it was incomplete, and just when I had decided that I wasn't going to be able to do any more, Mom and Dad called and said they were bringing the table up *YAY*. And when they got there, Mom decided to stay and help me with the table lay out till we were both satisfied that it looked really cool. That's when I finally left around 7:30ish. Now tomorrow I have to be up and dressed and relatively sane by 11:00AM to be at the store no later than 11:15 AM to do all the last little bits of things and wait for Bryan and his family to show up. Signings from 12-4 pm tomorrow and I'll be there probably from 11-5 with all the set up and breaking down. Doesn't sound like a long day but it'll feel like one, but it'll be a lot of fun too.

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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!