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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, June 26, 2007

Tuesdays are for Trouble

With the amount of running around I did today, I deserve an award or a treat or something extra-special. Mainly because the running around was to pay bills (medical) and to find an Anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law (four different stores I went to for that one) for the party they had tonight. And did I mention it was 95 degrees out here today, with the humidity so high I'm pretty sure I saw a bird swimming across the sky? Not exactly a day that you choose to be hopping in and out of a car and running in and out of buildings, but I finished my errands. Maybe not with style and flair the way I would like, but I got things done.

I also splurged at Target(TM) and bought Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12 bundled together for less than fourteen dollars, and picked up a smaller CD wallet (only holds 24) so I can stick my favorites in my purse without the weight of 40 CD's pulling my shoulder out of the socket. Now, I just have to narrow my favorite 40 albums to my favorite 24 albums.

The party for my brother and sister-in-law was very nice. Very casual, very family oriented, and Beth had some lovely things to say about Dave, and he was very touched and responded in his warm witty way, though he wasn't as eloquent as she.

Right now, I want to write Iasson. I want to work with my bad boy and see if I can't get at least Rhu to take back her accusation that he's "Hamlet in Space" though, I am rather fond of that brooding Prince of Denmark. I always have been.


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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!