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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?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Prayers and Graces Day Four

Aha! Now comes the fun part of praying for this tour! Providing cover fire for my fellow trench workers (a.k.a. clerks and event staff at bookstores and abroad) Don't get me wrong, I love praying for the authors on this tour but I'm not one of their number. . .yet. Praying for them is kinda like praying for Christians in another country, I can't quite get inside their skin or speak their language and I only have an inkling of what they are going through. But the clerks! The people sweating blood and tears over setting up the signings, now I know exactly how they feel, because they are my own kindred, they are of my clan, and my people. Okay, I'll stop before someone throws up. Heart cry number four;

Heavenly Father I lift up before You today Linda Reed and everyone who is working to make the Heart & Hearth Home School Support Group event a success. I pray for rest for the organizers, and for smoothness of transition from the time the authors arrive to the time that they leave. I ask them to have many hands to make the work light in the set up and clean up at First United Methodist Church in Manchester, TN. I ask for joy to be pinging from heart to heart and family to family, that Linda would see the work of her hands made bold and more beautiful than she could have imagined. I also ask that You would do abundantly more than any there had dreamed with this opportunity for young readers and writers to meet and talk with Bryan, Wayne, Christopher, and Sharon.

Awaken the hunger and fire in the next generation of authors Christ, let the words today spoken be like coals banked down in the hearts of those You have called to take up pen and paper in Your name, stir up the next generation of storytellers for Your glory and encourage those all ready laboring to not give up, but to press on and finish the race You are calling them to run and equipping them to win.

And Lord, let there be no item lost, no author miss placed, all things together and gathered under Your wings as they move from the Heart & Hearth Homeschooling Support group in Manchester TN to the Borders store in Nashville TN. Open up the gates there Christ, open wide the gates of salvation at that store, I ask that You bless and keep the staff there for having these authors in and for any of our family You have placed there on staff as watchmen I ask that their hearts be lifted and encouraged as they see that You are on the move in the genre of fantasy and You are inviting any and all who wish to join You to fall into step and see what great adventures are possible.

You know that I don't ask for numbers usually Lord. I tell You that if it is five or fifty it doesn't matter as long as they are the right ones. But this time I am asking for numbers, I am asking for Your grace to draw people to these storytellers who have tucked the Gospel in their work. I am asking that You go out into the highways and hedges and call them in, I am asking to see the nets so heavy with the catch that we can not lift them into the boat. I want to see the harvest. Show me, and show my brothers and sisters how white are the fields to harvest.

In the name of my Savior Jesus Christ,



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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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