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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?

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Pays off to be behind

So, work is hard and boring, my life outside work right now is hard and boring, and I have been hiding from reality by watching movies every night. I am not a movie person, I'm not a music person so the net result is that I am way behind on new artists to listen to and movies to watch and when times like this hit it pays off to be behind. So far this week I've watched Wallace and Gromit-Curse of the Were Rabbit (for those wondering about my sanity Ralph Fiennes is the voice of one of the characters), The Illusionist (that took two nights because it's rather long, though incredibly good, and I didn't have time to watch the whole thing on Wednesday) and Open Season (watched for Martin Lawrence sake, not for Ashton Kutcher). I'm thinking that this vegging out isn't so bad, I mean I don't want to do it forever, but really it's been rather nice.

The most positive note in my life right now is that friends and family are praying for me, and that I am surrounded by people that love and support me. Oh, and that the doctor seems to be determined to get to the bottom of why I am going through these sineus tachycardia episodes. Yep, still having the episodes, no real change really, sept now I try not to even chart them that much unless one gets really bad. It's easier on me if I recognize that it's there, do what I can to lessen it, and move on. Right now, that's what I need to do to stay sane. Letsee, anything else to report? Oh, I'm working on something with Myas, so all ye Mynas lovers can rejoice, it's coming along quite well and the ole man's starting to be less two dimensional though he annoys me still in some ways. Anyone else have a character that they write that really seems to work well but you'd actually not want to meet? Oh come on, tell me I'm not the only one out there that has this problem.



Your silence is so encouraging. And I think with it some of you are lying

" David. . I could burn in hell for the lies I've told. Make me look good you said, be creative you said." Oh, and major points to anyone knows that partial quote. *Gasp* it's actually from a movie.

Right well I'm off to avoid some more reality.

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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!