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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?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I was asked by Noah, if the contest where you could get a book for you and one for your friend signed by Wayne would include The Curse of the Spider King when it came out.

The answer was, sadly, NO.

Why not, you ask?

Well because this contest has been in the works for some time.

That's right, I'm going to be running TWO contests at the same time. Not bad, right? I mean that's two opportunities to win some sa-ahweet prizes (signed books are always sa-ahweet prizes you have to pronounce it that way it's a law or something) for everyone who reads my scrawlings.

Some time this week I'm going to be starting the second contest---things have been a tad on the hectic side which is why Monday Musings got posted on Tuesday this week.

Want some hints as to what this contest is going to be like?

Well okay. . .

Friends are important.
Being willing to do your homework is vital.
Knowing things about the authors of The Curse of the Spider King will give you an advantage.

Keep checking back! I promise by Sunday of this week the second contest will be posted!

And, probably sooner.


Katie G. said...

Hey, I'm new to this place and I think I might be interested in joining in on this contest. How do you sign up? Or will you tell us when you post about it?

everlastingscribe said...

Hi Katie!

This contest is going to start this week, and I'll be posting the rules then, so keep checking back!

However, the first contest is in full swing so check that one out, below!

Chris said...

Cool! :D
Do cyberspace friends count?

everlastingscribe said...

Yup :-D

Millardthemk said...

Wow! Scribe you are one busy girl! I'll be watching carefully. You are doing a great job with all the contests.

Chris said...

Lots of contests going on :D
when exactly does this one start?

everlastingscribe said...

:-D sometime this week, Chris, before Sunday.

We had Austin Gutwein at the store today, sharing his passion for helping others, doing the Revolve Tour promotional, and signing his first book "Take Your Best Shot" which I totally recommend and plan to do a review of at some point here--so that made for a busy day as he has his first book signing with us!

And I just ask by ANOTHER author if we could host him. . .*cries* tired, Scribe is tired. And referring to herself in the third person.

So Chris, to answer your question, sometime between now and Sunday. :-D Keep checking back

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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