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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?

Saturday, July 7, 2007

I Am Taping Paper to the Walls for a Reason

But if I told you what that was, SOMEONE who is not suppose to see the answer might see it and ruin a surprise. They occasionally pop by here and so mum's the word tonight on that. However the highlight of the day today was finishing my endcap at work, it is chalk full of my favorites now and *GASP* narry a Batson book on the shelf. Hey, his books are behind the front counter, faced out on the shelves, on sale for $9.99 currently, they don't need to be on my favorites right now too. Christopher Hopper's Rise of the Dibor and Sharon Hinck's The Restorer need to be highlighted as my favorites too, along with George Bryan Polivka's Legend of the Fire Fish and the second Trophy Chase book The Hand that Bears the Sword. I just picked that one up today, and it's cover is lovely, it's thicker than the first and the teaser on the back is enough to make me stay up all night reading! Here's a bit of it:

"Pirate Scat Wilkins, no longer in command of his great ship has returned with evil intentions for Packer as the Trophy Chase sets sail for deep waters once again. While Packer is away, Panna, his braide faces danger at the hands of the lecherous Prince Mather. And a deadly peril has arisen across the sea. A new Hezzan in the Kingdom of Drammun now has diabolical designs on Packer and the Firefish trade, catapulting all of Nearing Vast into the horrors of war."

See what I mean about wanting to pull and all-nighter reading? There is nothing like the excitement of buying a handsome, thick FANTASY book that happens to be written by a Christian. But now, I have to get back to hanging paper on the walls. And no, I'm not wall papering. I really am hanging sections of paper on the walls.

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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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