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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 8, 2009

Story Pop

I took a walk yesterday with my Mom and our friend Annette, and took my camera along for the ride (or rather the walk) and I snapped some great fall photos. But then I got to thinking, hmm, a picture is worth 1,000 words, so just how many words did I capture yesterday?

Then I got to pondering and decided I'd use these snaps I took yesterday to help me describe things in the world that I'm building, and thought you guys might want in on the exercise. Here's what I'm doing right now;

Renaming the cattail:

Describing the setting:

How it feels
How it looks
How it smells
How it tastes(yes tastes, places can have tastes)

And then deciding. . .

What is important about it:

It could be a food source
It could be used for clothing
It could be a harbinger of a bad winter
It could be the sign of a dragon near by (flamed and the pod popped open)
It could be releasing toxic spores

So, if you want to have fun with me making this cattail into something it's not, post your creative, innovative, and amazing ideas in the comments. Everything you post belongs to you and is copy write(d) to you. No points or awards here. This is just for the fun of playing with words!

1 comment:

Millardthemk said...

Sounds fun! I may ahve to try, though I've been really busy recently.

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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I tell stories all day long. Some with my pen, some with my keyboard and if you can find me, buy me a coffee and I'll tell you one too!