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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?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Prayers and Graces Day Five

On the road again! The four authors are currently in route to Cedar Springs Christian Store in Knoxville TN. So without further ado, here is heart cry number five;

Heavenly Father I come today before You, weary myself. I want nothing more than to say 'up Abba, up?' and feel Your arms lift me and cradle me against Your chest where I am safe, and wanted, and nothing can harm me. And if I am feeling this way, tired and a little battered spiritually then I know Sharon, Bryan, Christopher and Wayne are so much more so. So today I pray that You would be Abba in a special way to them, that they would know rest, and know that it isn't this tour that makes them all together lovely in Your eyes nor is it their books or how many they introduce to You, but it is simply their own selves that You love. And will never stop loving. I know for myself it can be so easy to talk about You and not talk to You, and to work for You and not spend time with You. I ask today that you call to their hearts to come to the place of safety and secret, and that they would have the chance to spend some time with their Abba.

I ask this also for the staff at Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore to have that, I ask for strength for them today, for them to have more than enough books on hand that they don't face the embarrassment of running out and also Lord that you bring in the customers to their event. I ask again for numbers Lord, let the buyer at that location see that they did the right thing in having the signing, let the staff there rejoice as You connect readers with the authors and show that You are in the midst of not only the authors who are visiting but among the staff of that store who every day do their very best to serve the public. I ask that You fill that store with Your presence, that it would be a time of delight in You as well as in books and those that haven't come for the book signing wouldn't feel left out, that You would meet them there today as well. Give Wayne, Sharon, Christopher and Bryan the words to pass along to the people they speak with today, let none of them be taken and twisted by the Enemy so that they hurt when they meant to bless.

As they travel on from the Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore to the Barnes and Nobles at the Dreamland Shopping Center in Asheville NC I ask that they not face any barriers that would make them late, that they would not get lost, that the loading and unloading of the vehicle go smoothly and that they would have time to enjoy this once in a life time road trip. And Abba, bring in to that location the eager fans that have been tracking this tour and are full to over flowing with excitement, bless Your people that work in Barnes and Noble, bless the ones there that are the gatekeepers and look at that place as their harvest field. Let these authors be like the first wave of reapers, sent into the white fields and speak to the hearts of the staff there that know and love You, build them up and encourage them as this event takes place and let it Lord be a large and fun filled one.

I ask all this in the name of the Lord of Hosts

Christ Jesus


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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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