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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?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Present, Present, Present. . .oh no! Tardy?

Yesterday I spent the afternoon mocking up posters for the Fantasy Four Signing at work using graphics supplied by the multi-talented Mr. Batson , and then making color copies of them at Office Depot (TM). Neither of which went smoothly, but I did get to pet and cuddle someone's little Rot/Shepherd mix waiting for my color copies, poor little guy was so hot they had to let him come into the store or he'd have heat exhaustion. His owner explained as soon as he had his copies, they were going to Petsmart(TM) next door for the little guy to pick out squeaky toys. It made me want to have a dog again. It also kept me from beating the color copier to death with my bare hands. After an hour struggle with the complicated machine, I finally surrendered and had the clerk make the copies for me at a third more cost. *Sigh* Tomorrow, I'll get the signs down to the main store and out to the satellites and we'll finally have something up 'in store' which we really should have had two weeks ago, but I am not going to stress over this.

Christ knows what He is doing.

We do have Sharon Hinck's book Restorer in limited quantities, and The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, and The Final Storm as well as Raising Dragons and the Dragons Among Us books in larger numbers but Christopher Hopper's books are not yet in our stores. I hope they come in this week, the display I have up in my satellite store looks nice, but I'd be happier with it if we had his Rise of the Dibor at least.

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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!