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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Curse of the Spider King Contest! First Quest-KNOWLEDGE ! Book Give Away Contest Runs from 9/26/09 to 10/15/09

Right, I promised before Sunday to have this up and so today I keep my word!
Every couple of days, I'm going to post a new quest or assignment that needs to be done. Each is going to have a deadline, and each is going to be worth so many points. The person with the most points at the end of the contest is the winner! Simple right?

Oh, c'mon guys, when have I ever let anything be simple? Simple is boring. Simple is easy. Simple doesn't require sacrifice on your part.

Knights and warriors of old when they went questing displayed their wisdom, their valor, and their heart. This is going to be a contest where you get to do the same.

Today starts the first of the three teasers I gave out earlier in the week, Homework. Not the kind that teachers, professors, or bosses give, the kind of homework I hope you'll really enjoy!

In Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper's books, there are all kinds of friendships that form; friendships between main characters, friendships between minor characters, and friendships between villains, etc. You job is to find friendships in the books, as many as you can, and then e-mail the results to me.

Each found friendship is worth 5 points.

In the e-mail you need to tell me the book, the names of the two characters that are friends, the page number where you discovered this, and a very short description of what you think of the friendship. Multiple friendship sitings can go into one e-mail, you don't need to e-mail me for each friendship found. My in-box would crash if you did.

Books eligible for use in this quest: The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, The Final Storm, Isle of Swords, Isle of Fire, Rise of the Dibor, and The LionVrie. That's seven titles for you to have fun re-reading and romping through! If you only have one or two of the books they've written, scour the pages and grab up every last friendship nugget. I have a list of certain ones I'm looking for, but I also want to be surprised by the ones I didn't find!

THIS quest starts today 9/26/09 and ends 10/03/09.

Oh, and the e-mail address to send your finding to is everlastingscribe(at)hotmail(dot)com. Just change the words to symbols and send it my way.

Here are the rules:

1.)If you are under 18 years old, get your parents permission before starting this contest.

2.) You must also be a legal resident of the United States or Canada to participate. (sorry guys, I can't afford to send it over seas)

3.) I (Michelle Black) am not affiliated with Thomas Nelson, Wayne Thomas Batson, or The Door Within series, Isle of Swords duology, Christopher Hopper, Tsaba House, or The White Lion Chronicles in any way. *whew*

4.) I (Michelle Black) am in no way responsible for lost, misdirected mail, or for damage in shipping of the prize to your house.


Israle Surrnak said...

our library doesn't have the books or do I own them. Sight

Kayla said...

Question- is the end date the last eligible date to turn in names?

Chris said...

I'll try to find a page that shows their friendship but if I cant, is it okay if I just post the first time they met each other?

everlastingscribe said...

Sorry Israle! Try entering the other contest, nothing there is needed except that you have a friend to nominate!

Kayla, yes, the end date for this quest is the last eligible date to turn in names.

Chris, as long as they are friends and that's apparent you don't need to hit the exact scene where they become friends, but try and find one. Also, remember to tell me what you think about the friendship. Characters meeting each other isn't enough to qualify. I mean King Eliam and Paragor know each other. . and well. .I've said too much ;)

Chris said...

I would actually say that King Eliam and Paragal (not Paragor) were friends at one point...
One more question, what about glimpses, are a person and his glimpse to be counted as one? (for example Aidan/Aelic and Antoinette/Gwenne could have four friendships)

everlastingscribe said...

Glimpses and their . .ah . ..counterparts can be counted separately. And definitely site that one as friendship Chris, nice find there. I hadn't thought of that one in particular but that's a unique one and if memory serves King Eliam has an interesting quote concerning it.

Millardthemk said...

Scribe the WTB blog says 1000 Vanadils:Watch out for today Only quests coming soon-these are time sensitive tasks...ECT So is yours worth 1k or just 5X the friends we find?

everlastingscribe said...
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everlastingscribe said...

5 points per friendship.

Find one friendship, get 5 points
Find two friendships get 10 points
Find three friendships get 15 points
Find four friendships get 20 points
Find five friendships to 25 points.

Etc etc etc. ;)

Remember, this is not part of their lovely Tribe building. This is INDEPENDENT.

Cos I'm having the Dangerous Duo at the store, and cos I don't want to leave you guys out.

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

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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