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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, July 17, 2007


Oh yes, I did want to mention that I also got a cool poster from Christopher Hopper (limited edition no less!) that is now settled happily under the plastic protector of my writing desk! Now when I'm there writing, I can look down and remember to pray for him and his lovely wife and the work of their hands. They left some of their CD's too for staff to listen to and for the music buyer to hear, I'd love to carry their CD's but that's his call.

Sharon gave me a "Becky Miller" Survivor pack, a.k.a. devotion in a bag, which I have yet to get into but I'm looking foreword to pulling apart and seeing just how paper clips and candy fit into the devotion!

Wayne wrote some lovely things in my books, they all did really but he always encourages me ''back'' as it were. I love having the gift of encouragement, it's how I got the handle when I was in Ireland for a summer as a missionary of "Lady Barnabus", but the down side is that I often find it easier to encourage others and believe in them than I do myself. So, I treasure the encouragement I get from others.

Bryan Davis had lovely posters with him, they are so crisp and clean and the art is from his books (art which by the way as far as I can tell is actually created FOR the books rather than being photo collaged together) and he graciously signed some so each store can hang them up and remember the event! That'll go up beside the signed poster from Skillet in the break room thank you very much. I'll get frames for em if I can find some to fit.

So not only did I have my copies of the author's books signed, I got so many really neat things from them as well! An embarrassment of riches!

1 comment:

Pais Charos said...

Sharon also gave me the Becky Miller tool kit. I can't wait to start using it! :D

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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