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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, October 15, 2009


Okay, well not really in person because it's a book. But you can't say in-book. I don't know why. . anyway, the books arrived at our store on Tuesday and look how lovely they are! Though I do have a bit of a dilemma. . .

Do I put it with Christopher's books?

(yes yes, that is MY bookshelf at home. I know you are all frothing and foaming with excitement. I'll wait a minute while you go mop that up.)

Or, do I put it with Wayne's books?

It looks nice either place and at the store it'll get set with Wayne's books because he's the first author listed. I think that's pretty much store policy wherever you shop. Co-authored books go by the first author listed in the inventory and on the shelf. So part of me wants to go and set COTSK with Christopher's books at home because I'll see it next to Wayne's books at work. Hmmmm

Oh, and yes, I am reading it. And yes, it is wonderful. Amazing. I could say more. . .but men with long sharp metal pointy things will be seeing me on Saturday and . . .well if I give things away .. .I might come home with more holes in me than I left having. . .after all, that's what long sharp metal pointy things are designed to do. So. tell me where I should shelve the book, and I'll go back to my reading of it.


Noah said...

I agree with you about putting it next to Mr. Hopper's books, as Mr. Batson will have it next to his in probably each store that carries them.

everlastingscribe said...

Uh-huh. I'm leaning that way *leans* myself. :-D

Millardthemk said...


Storyteller said...

Ung! Thou stabs be in the heart! You are READING it??? Oh, this be too much for me to bear!

everlastingscribe said...

Yup. I read it Storyteller *cough* and now I'm READING it again. *pats book* It's an awesome read.

Not that I ever doubted it would be.

It's the difference between sniffing at a good meal as you pass a restaurant and sitting down and eating one in the restaurant.

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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