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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Monday, September 3, 2007

A Day of Labours

Oh, it was a day of work for me today! Like most other retail slaves on the other side of the counter today was long, and hot, and hard. I would like to say we were busy, and we were for a bit, but it calmed down to near deadness after 12 noon. So then it became project time! Everything that we haven't been able to get to because of business and the things that the owner needed done we did today. We straightened, we organized, and we sold Wayne Batson books. Not that is a bad thing, but I really need to see about getting him in to sign some, it's been a long week (last week's carried over into this one) and I keep meaning to ask or leave word and it's been sliding lower and lower on the list. I also need to get my hands on where he will be and when as he starts his signings this fall. Right now, nothing is working out as far as getting him in for a signing which is frustrating but I haven't given up all hope yet. I'm also working on the VeggieTales event that will be happening on October the 6th and I have a friend getting married on the 29th of September so I am a very busy scribe at the moment! Oh, the line from yesterday was written by the Bard of Avon himself, William Shakespeare and the line comes from the play Alls Well That Ends Well

But no one left any comments so there are no bragging rights to bestow! ;)


WayneThomasBatson said...

okay, so what's the beautiful painting? Where'd you get that? COOL.

And as far as me coming to sign some stock, you have but to ask...

or put another way: you wish.


everlastingscribe said...

It's called "Stitching the Standard" by Edmund Blair Leighton who did a slew of awesome 'romantic' style pictures of knights and their ladies, and all kinds of cool stuff. The art site that I have a link to in the 'interesting places' is where I picked up the graphic. ;)

And hey, if you go in *now* we have the awesome display up that Nelson sent for the books.

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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