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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This is Why I Can't Play

I sold 4 of Isle of Swords today, making the count now 12 for the month. *ahem* It's not like I believe in the story or like the author or anything. Noooo.

Okay ;) It helped a tad that they were signed copies.

I had a good walk tonight after I got home, worked a little on Mynasthoa's home world and am now trying to find a good name for it. I'm keeping on with these baby steps, mainly because I can't go any further along with the plot till I get the next 'scene' set. Yeah yeah tremble and be mightily afraid, the plot driven writer is learning to draw maps.

1 comment:

Pais Charos said...

Hehe...I'm a character driven writer, and I'm learning about maps, too. Wish I had more time, though...

I need to create my world more for a book I started writing for last year's NaNo. I have a name, the name for God, and a few particulars, but that's it. I'm forcing myself to not do ANYTHING plot or character-wise (I can write out a history for a particular character in no time...), until I've developed Emtia (the name of the world) more.

Once Emtia has more to it, I plan on using the Snowflake model for my novel. I've got a little over 20K words written so far but a lot needs changing, and that won't happen until I have a substantial foundation (aka - my world).

Wow...gotta love pep talks to yourself, eh?

Have fun Scribe!

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
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Psalm 49
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