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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Life is crazy right now. And I'll be honest, I'll be glad when this contest is done on the 10th (it's been fun but I haven't done half the things I wanted to have you guys do mainly because of time constraints) and I can just get back to idly blogging about stuff for a while. :-D

It's Christmas.

I work in Retail.

Nuff Said.

However, for the last two days I'm going to have one final assignment which is not book related. Well it is and it isn't.

Stories,  songs,  and history hidden in tunes all factor into Sharon Hinck's  The Restorer series.  The interesting thing is that our world too has a vast and relatively unknown history behind the hymns and worship songs sung today. It's amazing the stories you uncover when you scratch the surface of a hymn. I was blown  away by the story behind the Christmas Song "Good King Wenceslas" and I think you will be too. That's something to share after this contest though, when I have a moment to breath.

Right! Your assignment is this:

 Pick a hymn, praise and worship song, or Christmas carol. Then use the internet or books to find out the history behind it, and post the most fascinating thing that you find here in the comments.

This can be done more than once.

However, if two people pick the same hymn/worship song/ Christmas carol, the one that posts their findings first, gets credit.

Also in the post, provide a link back to where you found the information or the book that you took the information from.

For internet research on something, I'm going to ask for three links--and yes the wiki counts. For books, just one will be fine.

That's all. Have fun!

Oh wait.

Wait.

I mentioned points, didn't I?

1000 points for each hymn/praise and worship song/ Christmas carol that you find the history of and share with the rest of us.

Two days.

48 hours.

This is going to be interesting. ;)

50 comments:

Millardthemk said...

Sweeets,

If millard actually kicks into gear today, this would be an awesome learning/point thing.

Great Job scribe once again!

Millard

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

Carol of the Bells
This song was based on a chant whose launguage was thought to have magical powers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_of_the_Bells

http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/qt/carolofthebells.htm

http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/carol_of_the_bells_notes.htm

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

This song was mentioned in "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Rest_Ye_Merry,_Gentlemen

http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/Notes_On_Carols/god_rest_you_merry_notes.htm

http://www.packardmusichall.com/godrestyemerry.htm

Chris said...

The Twelve days of Christmas:
1. The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus.
2. The two turtledoves are the Old and New Testaments.
3. Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love.
4. The four calling birds are the four Gospels.
5. The five gold rings recall the Hebrew Torah (Law), or the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament.
6. The six geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation.
7. The seven swans a-swimming represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
8. The eight maids a-milking are the eight Beatitudes.
9. Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
10. The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments.
11. Eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful Apostles.
12. Twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles Creed.

http://www.holytrinitynewrochelle.org/yourti102896.html

maybe some more later

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

Amazing Grace
The writer of this hyme wrote of personal experience.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/h/shop.htm

http://www.markrhoads.com/amazingsite/index.htm

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/grace/grace-home.html

Joy to the World
It is believed that the melody for "Joy to the World" was partly based on the work of George Frideric Handel, namely the oratorio Messiah

http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/qt/joytotheworld.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_to_the_World

http://www.christmasgifts.net/Christmasblog/2006/11/28/joy-to-the-world-carol/

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

O Come All Ye Faithful

This song is also known as "Adeste Fidelis"

http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/qt/adestefidelis.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Come_All_Ye_Faithful

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/c/ocomeayf.htm

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

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
Based on the tale of the ugly duckling

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/rudolph.asp


http://www.santaspostbag.co.uk/history-rudolf-red-nose-reindeer.shtml

http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/rudolph_the_red_nosed_reindeer.htm

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

Silent Night
Originally written for guitar because the church organ broke

http://silentnight.web.za/history/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night

http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOLUME02/Silent_Night_History.shtml

Chris said...

O Holy Night
Declared "unfit for church services" in France

http://www.findthepower.com/ChristmasPagesTheStoryOfOHolyNight.htm

I Wonder as I Wander (John Jacob Niles is credited with saving this song although it's exact origins are not known) and Go Tell it on the Mountain

http://folkmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/origins_of_two_christmas_spirituals

The First Noel (among the oldest carols, thought to be about 500 years old)

http://folkmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_first_noel_and_silent_night

Good King Wenceslas

The carol Good King Wenceslas was originally published in the 16th century in Sweden but was later adapted into the well known children's Christmas song by English hymn writer John Mason Neale (1818 -1866). King Wenceslas did in fact exist and lived from approximately 907 to 935; King Wenceslas is the patron saint of the Czech Republic.

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/origins_of_some_of_the_best_christmas_carols

Chris said...

Hark! the herald angels sing
(At least four people brought the now-inviolable hymn to its current form.)

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/decemberweb-only/150-52.0.html

O Little Town of Bethlehem
(a carol of inspiration with words by Phillips Brooks and music by Lewis Redner.)

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/o_little_town_of_bethlehem

We Three Kings of Orient Are
(the carol was instrumental in organizing an elaborate holiday pageant)

http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/traditions/christmas-songs17.htm

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear (Written by Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) who was also the pastor of the Unitarian Church in Wayland, Massachusetts.)

http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/qt/christmascarols.htm

abbie said...

JINGLE BELLS:
Originally titled "One Horse Open Sleigh" was composed for thanks giving.

http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/qt/jinglebells.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_Bells

http://www.helium.com/items/72864-the-author-and-history-of-jingle-bells

This was fun!

Chris said...

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
(written in the time of the Civil War)

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/news/2000/dec15.html

O Come, O Come Emanuel
("O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is an Advent hymn with Christian Latin tune name "Veni Emmanuel" (Come God with Us.) Its history originates in the medieval Roman Catholic Church, c.12th century. It was translated into English by John Mason Neale)

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/neales_o_come_o_come_emmanuel

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

We Three Kings

The writer of this song made stained glass windows

http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/qt/wethreekings.htm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Three_Kings

http://www.biblehistory.net/newsletter/kings.htm

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

What Child is This?Based on Greensleeves


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Child_Is_This%3F

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

Away in a Manger

The writing of this song has been credited to Martin Luthar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Away_in_a_Manger

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Away_in_a_Manger

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

Good Christian Men Rejoice

The original lyrics were a combination of both Latin and German

http://makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library_songbook/good-christian-men-rejoice-history-and-lyrics-of-a-christmas-favorite.htm

http://www.answers.com/topic/good-christian-men-rejoice

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns/good.htm

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

Once in Royal David's City

This song was originally a poem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_In_Royal_David%27s_City

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/In_which_century_was_Once_in_Royal_David's_City_composed&src=ansTT

http://www.victorshepherd.on.ca/Sermons/once_in_royal_david's_city.htm

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

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

A poem set to the final movement of Beethoven's final symphony

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyful,_Joyful_We_Adore_Thee

http://www.invitationtochrist.org/joyful_joyful_we_adore_thee.htm

http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Joyful,_Joyful_We_Adore_Thee_(Ludwig_van_Beethoven)

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

How Great Thou Art

First published in a weekly newspaper

http://www.allaboutgod.com/how-great-thou-art.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Great_Thou_Art_(hymn)

http://johntroutman.com/lyrics/howgreatthouart.html

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

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Based on Lamentations 3:22-23

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/great_is_thy_faithfulness

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns/great.htm

http://www.invitationtochrist.org/great_is_thy_faithfulness.htm

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

When I Survay the Wonderous Cross

One of the first hymes in the English-launguage to use the word "I" and to focus directly on personal religious experience

http://www.selahpub.com/Choral/ChoralTitles/425-350-WhenISurvey.html#anchor376061

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_I_Survey_the_Wondrous_Cross

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/when_i_survey_the_wondrous_cross

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

The Old Rugged Cross

The writer of this hyme was a native of Ohio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Rugged_Cross

http://www.albionmich.com/history/histor_notebook/R980413.shtml

http://www.invitationtochrist.org/old_rugged_cross.htm

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

For the Beauty of the Earth

The writer of this hyme was 29 years of age when he wrote it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Beauty_of_the_Earth

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/thanks_for_the_beauty_of_the_earth

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/f/b/fbeautye.htm

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

Room at the Cross for You

Was originally written on many scraps of paper

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns/room.htm

abbie said...

How Great Thou Art:
Mr. Boberg was enjoying a nice walk when a thunderstorm suddenly appeared out of no where. A severe wind began to blow. After the storm was over, Mr. Boberg looked out over the clear bay. He then heard a church bell in the distance. And the words to How Great Thou Art begin to form in his heart.

http://www.allaboutgod.com/how-great-thou-art.htm

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1294435/musical_messages_hymn_stories_how_great.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Great_Thou_Art_(hymn)

I Saw Three Ships:
In the original version of the carol, the Three Ships were the ones taking the supposed skulls of the wise men to Cologne cathedral in Germany.

http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/carols_stories.shtml#i_saw_three_ships

http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/traditions/christmas-songs33.htm

http://www.christmasgifts.net/Christmasblog/2006/12/12/i-saw-three-ships-the-carol/

What Child Is This:
there have been more than twenty different known lyrics associated with it throughout history.

http://pg4anna.tripod.com/Greensleeves.htm

http://musiced.about.com/od/christmasnewyeararticles/qt/greensleeves.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Child_Is_This%3F

It Is Well With My Soul:
the man who wrote the song had lost his son and four daughters, the son to sickness, and the daughters drowned. "When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul."

http://www.biblestudycharts.com/A_Daily_Hymn.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Is_Well_With_My_Soul

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/hymn_it_is_well_with_my_soul

Great Is Thy Faithfulness:
It was not until 1945 when George Beverly Shea began to sing Great is Thy Faithfulness at the Billy Graham evangelistic crusades, that the hymn was heard around the world.

http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/great-is-they-faithfulness-the-song-and-the-story.html

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/great_is_thy_faithfulness

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns/great.htm

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

Just as I am

The writer wrote this sitting under a tree

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_as_I_Am_(hymn)

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/lutheranism/74646
http://www.invitationtochrist.org/just_as_i_am.htm

abbie said...

Blessed Assurence:
Wrtten by Fanny Crosby who was blind.
http://www.gospelpiano.com/articles/hymn-stories-19-blessed-assurance.htm

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/blessed_assurance_hymn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blessed_Assurance

abbie said...

How Firm a Foundation:
President Andrew Jackson requested it to be sung at his bedside shortly before he died.

http://www.songtime.org/hymn/hymn1101.htm

http://www.fbcdesmoines.org/KLMX_Hymns4.htm

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/h/f/hfirmafo.htm

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

leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Sung in the movie "The Human Comedy"

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/o/lotearms.htm

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns/leaning.htm

http://www.invitationtochrist.org/leaning_on_the_everlasting_arms.htm

abbie said...

Holy,Holy,Holy:
lyrics speak specifically on the Trinity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy,_Holy,_Holy

http://www.selahpub.com/Choral/ChoralTitles/425-612-HolyHolyHoly.html

http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/holy,-holy,-holy,-lord-god-almighty-the-song-and-the-story.html

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

I Surrender All

Was written as the author was on the verge of making a huge decision

http://www.invitationtochrist.org/i_surrender_all.htm

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns/surrender.htm

abbie said...

ALAS! AND DID MY SAVIOR BLEED:
writtem by isaac watts.

http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/alas-and-did-my-savior-bleed-the-song-and-the-story.html

http://www.gospelpiano.com/articles/hymn-stories-3.alas-and-did-my-saviour-bleed.htm

http://subversiveinfluence.com/2009/04/hymns-of-my-youth-100-alas-and-did-my-savior-bleed/

abbie said...

All Creatures Of Our God and King:
In 1225, a devoted Italian monk named Francis of Assisi wrote the lyrics for “All Creatures Of Our God and King."

http://www.gospelpiano.com/articles/hymn-stories-9-all-creatures-of-our-god-and-king.htm

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/c/acoogak.htm

http://radio.lds.org/eng/programs/history-of-hymns-episode-2

abbie said...

o come, o come emanual:
is an Advent hymn with Christian Latin tune name "Veni Emmanuel" (Come God with Us.)

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/neales_o_come_o_come_emmanuel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_come,_O_come,_Emmanuel

http://www.biblestudycharts.com/HH_O_Come_O_Come_Emmanuel.html

abbie said...

All Things Bright and Beautiful:
is a children's hymn written by Cecil Frances Humphreys-Alexander.

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/all_things_bright_and_beautiful

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Things_Bright_and_Beautiful

http://www.semicolonblog.com/?p=5557

abbie said...

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH:
The words of the song are based on a traditional French carol known as Les Anges dans nos campagnes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_We_Have_Heard_on_High

http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/angels_we_have_heard_on_high_1.htm

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/classical_music/11819

abbie said...

BE THOU MY VISION:
The text had been a part of Irish monastic tradition for centuries before its setting to the tune.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Thou_My_Vision

http://songsandhymns.org/hymns/detail/be-thou-my-vision

http://www.gospelpiano.com/articles/hymn-stories-18-be-thou-my-vision.htm

abbie said...

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE:
On Frances Ridley Havergal tombstone at Astley,Worcestershire, is engraved her favorite text,
"The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1:7

http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/bhavergal3.html

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns.htm

http://www.biblestudycharts.com/HH_Take_My_Life.html

abbie said...

CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY:
originally entitled "Hymn for Easter Day"

http://christianmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/charles_wesleys_easter_hymn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_the_Lord_Is_Risen_Today

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/c/t/ctlrisen.htm

abbie said...

come thou fount of every blessing:
the hymn is usually set to an American folk tune known as Nettleton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Thou_Fount_of_Every_Blessing

http://www.stempublishing.com/hymns/biographies/robinson.html

http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/come-thou-fount-of-every-blessing-the-song-and-the-story.html

abbie said...

Crown Him with Many Crowns:
Based on the verse, Revelation 19:12, Matthew Bridges, in 1851,
wrote the hymn.original title was "The Song of the Seraphs."

http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/crown-him-with-many-crowns-the-song-and-the-story.html

http://www.groupsrv.com/religion/about100506.html

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns.htm

abbie said...

DOWN AT THE CROSS:
Elisha Hoffman the writer of this song wrote over two thousand Gospel songs.

http://www.preparingforeternity.org/hymn_stories/glory_to_his.shtml

http://nethymnal.org/htm/d/o/downattc.htm

hmmm..... couldn't find one more.

abbie said...

Onward, Christan Soldiers:
the music was composed by Arthur Sullivan in 1871. Sullivan named the tune "St. Gertrude," after the wife of his friend Ernest Clay Ker Seymer, at whose country home he composed the tune.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onward,_Christian_Soldiers

http://www.sbgas.org/Onward,%20Christian%20Soldiers.pdf

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns.htm

abbie said...

I AM THINE, O LORD:
Talk­ing with a friend about the near­ness of God, as the sun was set­ting and even­ing sha­dows were ga­ther­ing around them. The subject so imp­ressed the well-known hymn-writer(fanny crosby), that be­fore re­tir­ing she had writ­ten the words to this hymn.


http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/i/a/iatolord.htm

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/c/r/o/crosby_fj.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Crosby

abbie said...

Fairest Lord Jesus:
it was called "Crusader's Hymn" because it was sung by German Crusaders as they made their way to the Holy Land.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairest_Lord_Jesus

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/f/a/l/faljesus.htm

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns.htm

abbie said...

GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN:
The composer is unknown; it is often attributed as English traditional.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_rest_you_merry,_gentlemen

http://en.allexperts.com/e/g/go/god_rest_ye_merry_gentlemen.htm

http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/Notes_On_Carols/god_rest_you_merry_notes.htm

abbie said...

Grace Greater Then Our Sins:
written by Julia H. Johnston.

http://practicalbiblicalinsight.blogspot.com/2009/05/hymn-history-grace-greater-than-our-sin.html

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/g/ggreater.htm

http://www.google.com/search?q=history+of+the+hymn+grace+that+is+greater+than+all+my+sin&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNWE&sa=X&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=D4MgS8WsBY7ysgOj1bHWBA&oi=timeline_result&ct=title&resnum=11&ved=0CDMQ5wIwCg

abbie said...

Hallelujah What a Savior:
Written…short­ly before Phil­ip P. Bliss death.

http://subversiveinfluence.com/2009/05/hymns-of-my-youth-102-hallelujah-what-a-savior/

http://nethymnal.org/htm/h/a/halwasav.htm

http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Hallelujah_What_a_Savior/

abbie said...

He Leadeth Me:

God's leading grew upon Gilmore that he took out his pencil, wrote the hymn just as it stands today, handed it to his wife, and thought no more of it. Without Gilmore's knowledge, his wife sent it to the Watchman and Reflector magazine, and there it first appeared in print.

http://praiseworshipmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/he_leadeth_me_o_blessed_thought

http://joyfulministry.com/leadeth.htm

http://books.google.com/books?id=UAAtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq=history+of+the+hymn+he+leadeth+me&source=bl&ots=7ZOOmkyqxQ&sig=3X8zFADaGNBbfdzHAKp1EGuLAxE&hl=en&ei=rYggS4GdFZLwsgPtpISaBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=&f=false

abbie said...

Redeemed how I Love to Proclaim it: Mar 5, 1858 - On March 5, 1858, Fanny married Alexander van Alystyne, but wrote hymns using her maiden name and many other pen names. She wrote over 8000 hymns by her own count.

http://www.answers.com/topic/fanny-crosby

http://nethymnal.org/htm/r/e/redeemed.htm

http://www.google.com/search?q=history+of+the+hymn+redeemed+how+i+love+to+proclaim+it&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNWE&sa=X&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=TowgS6r3I4GwsgOuodjbBA&oi=timeline_result&ct=title&resnum=11&ved=0CD4Q5wIwCg

abbie said...

tis so sweet to trust in jesus:
One day Louisa Stead found some food and money had been left for her on her doorstep. The hymn “’Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus” was born from that incident.

http://schaefer-family.com/hymns/sweet.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'Tis_So_Sweet_to_Trust_in_Jesus

http://nethymnal.org/htm/t/i/tissweet.htm

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Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Gladius-0%
Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Mace-0%
Staff-33%
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:


Music:

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.

Books:

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!

Bibles:
NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway

Followers

Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

About Me

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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!

Scribe