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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Second Coat on the Banner is Done

Isn't that a lovely, cryptic thing to title this post? I thought so, and I'm in a cryptic mood. I blame this on Summer inventory, which is kinda like Summer school, we are doing it again because for whatever reason the first time around, it didn't work. So, to fight off the dead boring effects of inventory I have become very non-committal about things to co workers. Conversations sound something like this:

Them: "Hey, is this a book?"

Me: "Does it look like a book?"

Them: "Uh, kinda."

Me. "Ah. Interesting."

Them: "Where does it go?"

Me: "Where do you think it goes?"

Them: "On a shelf?"

Me: "Ah. Interesting."

Them: "But which section does it belong in?"

Me. "What section do you think it belongs in?"


Me. "Owwww"

We are having oh so much fun with inventory. Thankfully, my crew is hard working and willing to push to get sections done so most likely this will end before August.

Right now the big excitement in store is that BOZ The Green Bear Next Door(TM) will be coming to the main location this Saturday. Think 'Christian alternative to Barney(TM)' + less annoying than the purple dinosaur and you'll get the idea about Boz. It is definitely a coup to have him, he's on tour this Summer up and down the East Coast. We are all working hard to get the word out but we haven't had the lead time with this the way we have with the Fantasy Four Fiction Tour.

Oh, my boss told me today that ads for the tour will start airing on the radio next week, and we had someone really interested in stopping by take information this week too. Most that we've talked with have been disappointed because they are going on vacation that week. Almost feels like a conspiracy! Right, well, I think I'm tired because I'm now rambling.

Night all.


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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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