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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, August 2, 2007

Old School

I hadn't written in nearly three weeks, and vowed that it had got to stop. I'd written sentences here and paragraphs there, but nothing solid, nothing where I got in the mindset where interruption mean death and dismemberment to the one bringing the break in concentration. Today I wrote, I wrote at Panaera (TM) while waiting to meet up with a friend. I wrote for nearly an hour and a half and felt the anger build in me when an over zealous table washer moved in and started mopping up my drink ring. They lived, I like to eat there. But the whole incident left me wondering if I need to go and 'write on the lam' more, if getting out away from home might make a difference. I was using pen and graph pad at the cafe' (all I had with me) but I was able to focus and make several important connections in plot. Reading about the different types of plotters (writers) on m'lord's blog helped too I think. Anyone else find that changing location 'freshens' up the writing or helps get over blocks?


Pais Charos said...

Oh yes, that's what happened to me last weekend! I plan on doing that again this weekend!

WayneThomasBatson said...

Three words: Eldersburg Branch Library.

Three more words: Private Tutor Room

That is the solitude I need. It really helps me.


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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