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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?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Making Art and Progress on Writing

Between doing this, and having fun tormenting one of my 'made on a dare' characters today, I've had fun. And I've needed it because the stress at work as been through the roof with this card return. ;) Check it out.


Pais Charos said...

That looks very cool!

Oh hey, guess what?! Until I can move out and get my own apartment, I found a place to write that doesn't hold any distractions for me! Yesterday afternoon I was having trouble concentrating on one of my stories, even though I was the only one home. So I decided to go over to this restaurant that my friends and I always go to after church Sunday and Wednesday evenings. We know the owners very well and they are Christians, and they have free wireless. So, I got there around 4pm (I ended up not going to church that evening), and even though I was still chatting on IM and doing other stuff online, I got a good bit done on my story. I was so happy!

everlastingscribe said...

that's fantastic! *YAY* I know that m'lord Batson uses the quiet/study room at the library where he is but here where I am no one pays any attention to the 'do no talk' signs in the quiet room. It's louder than any other part of the library :(

Pais Charos said...

Hehe - I think the library would be too quiet for me, honestly...

It works at this restuarant. I'll just hide in the back corner and keep my back to the door, and they leave me alone (except to refill my water glass...)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful handmade Art. May your dreams come true.

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!