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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, May 22, 2007


Well, it’s officially official!

My store is going to be participating in the Fantastic Four Fiction Tour! Okay, so it’s not really my store, but seeing as I am now officially the ‘signing event liaison’ it is my event! And now is when I start working on it, which includes but is not limited to the following:

1. Calling the local print media and talking to them about the event and faxing them the press
2. Brainstorming on how to decorate the store for the event
3. Allocating funds for refreshment for the authors (it’s evening so we are thinking
light snacks and refreshing beverages like tea (hot and cold) lemonade, and water.
4. Creating decorations
5. Praying about the event
6. Talking to customers about the event
7. Talking to customers about the event
8. Briefing the owner and staff on where we are with the event
9. Praying about the event
10. Talking to customers about the event.
11. Interfacing with publishing houses and ordering the books
12. Talking to customers about the event
13. Talking to customers about the event
14. Praying about the event
15 Receiving the books
16.Talking to customers about the event
17.Talking to customers about the event
18. Prepping the store
19. Praying about the event
20. Hosting the event.


WayneThomasBatson said...


have I mentioned before that you so ROCK??!!

everlastingscribe said...

I think once or twice. . somewhere ;) I am giddy with excitement. .and possibilities. I can't wait to see what happens. What kind of a story is the Author and Finisher of our faith going to make out of this adventure?

WayneThomasBatson said...

I'm guessing, based on HIS track record, that it'll be a bestseller. ;-)

everlastingscribe said...

I'm thinking too there'll be some action, some adventure, some surprises, heroes popping up in the most unlikely of forms, and amazement of all kinds. Oh, and the most delightful things that happen will pierce so close to the marrow that you won't be able to talk about them without tearing up and feeling the joy swell in your chest so you think you're ribs will crack from the pressure. ;)

Eve said...

This sounds like great fun (and just a bit of work)!

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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