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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?

Friday, July 6, 2007

Care and Feeding of. . .Authors!

Today Bryan Davis called my place of work to check in and say hullo and make sure that we were in the loop, very nice thing to do, and the manager was delighted to talk with him a bit. The call just added to the fire and enthusiasm that is going around.

We are talking about where we are going to put the authors, how to set up and tear down within the allotted time, and also what we are going to feed them. It is going to be wretchedly hot the week that they are here, somewhere in the mid 90's and muggy to boot. So we will have water, and tea, and maybe even lemonade, and some sort of food. Everything from pizza to cheese and veggie plates have been suggested, it all depends on if they have had time to eat, what they would like, and how many people beside the authors are going to be traveling with them. The staff is looking foreword to eats too as it's nice to have a treat when extra work is being done and at this point I would say that everyone has earned a treat. It's gotten to be like Christmas, there's been so much preparation and planning, and a couple of surprises too for fans and authors alike, I'm sure after it's all over there's going to be a let-down. I'm seriously thinking of driving to their next signing destination too and saying 'hullo' there because I am starting to get the feeling that I'm not going to have time to enjoy this one or really even talk much to them. We'll see. It would be nice to be that busy!

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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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