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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 21, 2007


It's been a while since I had that much fun in a paper store, I got two really awesome stamps (ink and paper stamps not collecting stamps) that remind me of Leonardo Da Vinci's sketches and a fist full of word beads as well as a couple of things for Mom, and some sealing wax. I can't be without sealing wax. Also picked up Donita Paul's Dragon Fire since it came in at work, and have read 3/4ths of my advanced copy of Isle of Swords. Soon as I'm done I'll be putting reviews up places and one here too.


Pais Charos said...

DragonFire! I want it!!

Must be patient ... must be patient.


everlastingscribe said...

"I need I need I want I want gimmie gimme"

"Shut up Bob"

Exchange between Bill Murry and Richard Dryfus in "What About Bob?"

One of my favorites!

Pais Charos said...

LOL I do have a DragonFire book flat :D Just no book yet :(

Oh, speaking of reviews, I have up on a review of The Restorer.

everlastingscribe said...

Cool! I'll have to check it out. Hey, have you ever been to 'books well read'? If not check out the link under my favourites.

Pais Charos said...

Cool! I'll have to look at it more later when I'm not so tired.

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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