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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, November 26, 2009


Two days only, today (November 26th) and tomorrow (November 27th) each person who posts a list of things that they are thankful for here, will receive 500 points in the Restorer Signed Copy challenge. The list must be AT LEAST ten items long, and NO LONGER than fifty. :-D Length doesn't factor into the points either. If you list ten things you're grateful for, you get 500 points. If you list 50 things you're grateful for, you get 500 points.

To get your points, make a list and then POST it here in the COMMENT section.

Tonight or tomorrow I should have the standings posted though each of you who have done quests and other things in this contest probably all ready know. There hasn't been anyone who has done something and been disqualified, though there is at least one person with only partial credit for a quest!

So, have fun with family and friends, draw close to Christ, and remember that I am very thankful for each and every one of my internet buddies!

Happy Thanksgiving!



Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

I can't just say 'Everything'? Hehe.
I am thankful . . .

For the room I live in (an attic of a garage- go figure)

That my room isn't QUITE as cold as it could be

That I haven't froze to death (yet)

For the food I eat

That I only have to list five more things

That Dharmi (my sponser child) has been blessed with rain

That I can't catch swine flu two times in a row

That I don't have writer's block (let's see how long THAT lasts)

For good books . . where would I be without them?

For my cat. That ball of fluff brings me more joy than any other earthly possesion.

Nathan R. Petrie said...

tehehe...yeah...partial credit...which means I'm behind ::Laughs::

Here's my list;

A Just and Merciful God
The Royal Remnant (see my blog post)
Loyal family and friends
My talent God has given me
Loving people
A cause to die for
Turkies that let me eat them
Giveaway contests
Delicious deserts

Chris said...

I'm thankful for:

first of all, God, who showed me a lot this year,

that I was able to spend time with people who are normally away at college

that I've been able to make a lot of friends

Curse of the Spider King (it sounds corny but actually I've been able to meet a lot of people because of it)

That nobody was sick this thanksgiving

that Christmas is less than a month away

for the birthday presents people gave me

for spending a week at Worldview Academy this summer

that I'm able to live in America (which is, at this point, still something to be thankful for)

and for the beauty of his creation

Katie G. said...

BOY! Am I glad I looked!

1. My own room (I'm spending the forst nigt in it TONIGHT! :) )
2. My family
3. My friends
4. THe mountains
5. My own computer
6. Beautiful sunsets
8. Virginia Tech
9. Blankets to keep me warm

Katie G. said...

AH! I just saw that it is now after 12:00am... I hope it still counts?

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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