Saturday, August 21, 2010

Book Giveaway!

The time has come!

The Book: The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke
Value: $15.29 (based on Amazon)
When: August 21st-September 10th
How to Enter:
1. Comment on this Post
2. Become a follower of The Erratic Muse (or already be one).
3. Post about the giveaway on your blog
4. Post the giveaway in your sidebar on your blog
Then comment and tell me what you did. Thanks!

More about this book:

My Review

Some Quotes from the Book

Amazon Reviews

About Jeff Gerke

Back cover...

"Jeff Gerke is so full of great writing advice that you just want to beat him up."
~Randall Ingermanson, "The Snowflake Guy"

Artist and Craftsman--as a Christian novelist, you're both.

You know the soaring creativity of the Creator and the serious discipline of the artisan. And you feel the impulse to excel in each.

So grab a steaming mug of your favorite hot drink and come learn the art and craft of Christian fiction from one of its master teachers.

You'll learn:

  • How to find your story amidst all your ideas
  • How to bring your characters onstage the first time
  • How to convert your telling to showing
  • How to handle profane characters in Christian fiction
  • How to use the dumb puppet trick
  • How to write for the (approving) Audience of One
  • And much more.

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction is the complete school of fiction from Jeff Gerke, popular writer's conference teacher, professional book doctor, and Christian novelist. It includes and expands upon his influential Fiction Writing Tip of the Week column at

If you have any more questions, feel free to go ahead an contact me. My email is Pickwickian.Forever(at)

I am very eager to get this book in the hands of more aspiring authors!

Please tell your friends about this giveaway! Spread the word to the writers for the world.
And thanks for participating,
Miss Pickwickian


Stina Rose said...

I enjoyed reading your review of this book, and would love to be entered into the book giveaway.


Aisha said...

Ooh I would love to read this book!
What are the determining factors involved that will tip the scale and choose the winner? :)

Miss Pickwickian said...


Its a random drawing. So if you enter in more then one way, you have two names in the hate so to speak. ;-)
So since you posted it on your blog, you have more chances of winning then if you just had commented.

Thanks for entering,
Miss Pickwickian

Marianna said...

I follow your blog on google friend connect
mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

Jubilant Wife said...

I would love this book!

So... if I'm already a follower, and I comment, do I get entered twice?

Hannah said...

I'm already a follower of your blog. :)
princessordinary (at) gmail dot com

Hannah said...

This books looks really good...your blog is getting my creative writing juices flowing again! :D
princessordinary (at) gmail dot com

Stina Rose said...

I've posted about this giveaway on my blog.

Frankie Conar said...

Your book sounds wonderful and I really, really need all the help I can get with my writing aspirations. I'm following, posting and hoping to win the contest.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win this book!!!!!

Thanks for the contest!!!


Rosanne E. Lortz said...

Looks like a good book!
roselz18 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rosanne E. Lortz said...

I am now a follower of your blog.
roselz18 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rosanne E. Lortz said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog. :-)

roselz18 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Yvonne Blake said...

I love your blog. It's so... "Victorian" and creative.

I'd love to be in the drawing for the book, The Art & Craft of Christian Writing Fiction.

I will be posting about the give-away tomorrow on my blog, and have signed in to follow yours.

Mrs. Skelton said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! :-)

Mrs. Skelton said...

Oh also I'm a follower of your blog! :-)
openmyeyeslord89 at gmail dot com

Yvonne Blake said...

Did you need my email, too?

Miss Pickwickian said...

Email is great.

Thanks everyone for entering. :-)

~AnneGirl~ said...

Wow. Neat giveaway! :)

~AnneGirl~ said...

I am a follower! =)

~AnneGirl~ said...

I posted to my blog! =)

first coast christian writers said...

Hey Yvone, I would love this book as I am a fiction writer. I have no way of posting to a blog as I have a website and don't know how to post to a website. However I joined to the fed. I hope I can still have a chance. Sounds like a great book.

Thanks for sharing :)
Christine M. Ramey

Verna Mitchell said...

Vonnie, all your blogs look great--don't know why I haven't run into this one. I'd love to enter for the book, too. I surely need lots of ideas about being a fiction writer.

Joanne Sher said...

Hi there. Found this through Yvonne Blake, and this book looks FANTASTIC. I'm following you, I'm posting here, and I'm about to put your giveaway button on my blog's sidebar. (my email is in my blogger profile, so you can contact me there if you need to)


~Miss Raquel said...

Hello dear!
Oh, how exciting! A friend of mine was just recently telling me about this book and I've been wanting to get it ever since ;) Yay! Fun giveaway!
Yes, please do enter me :)

~Miss Raquel said...

I am now a follower ;)

~Miss Raquel said...

I blogged about it twice -
on my personal blog (
on my giveaway blog (

Tahl said...

I'd love to enter!

Tahl said...

I now follow your blog

Farmgirl said...

Enter me!

Farmgirl said...

I posted about the giveaway!

Farmgirl said...

I put the picture on my sidebar! ; ) With the link of course!

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway! Btw, I love your blog. ^_^

I became a follower. =D

Nathan R. Petrie said...

I'd love to win this book! Can I enter just by commenting?

Servantoftheone at gmail dot com

Daughter of the King said...

I am commenting now....and I am a follower of your blog! My email addy is: EvenstarHeart[at]gmail[dot]com

Eldra said...

I became a follower, have commented, have posted on my blog and put it up on my sidebar.

Wow, I must really want this book!

~God Bless~

Miss Pickwickian said...

Thanks everyone!

Yes, you can just enter by commenting.

Thanks everyone for entering and spreading the word.

Miss Pickwickian

Galadriel said...

I am now a follower, and I wish to enter

Anonymous said...

Okay, I became a follower and I would love to enter!

Anonymous said...

I blogged about your giveaway and put your givaway pic on my blog! Thanks!

Melody said...

Ooh, this looks so cool! I began following your blog and have posted the giveaway button on my sidebar on my blog.
Can't wait to see who wins! :)


Amanda said...

I'd love to enter!

Amanda said...

I follow you!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love to enter. I now follow your blog and put up the button and has posted it. Looks like a very great book, usefull to anyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love to enter. I now follow your blog and put up the button and has posted it. Looks like a very great book, usefull to anyone!

Luci said...

I would LOVE to enter--I really enjoy writing, and would like to become better at it!

I am ALSO having a giveaway over at my blog, "Virtuous Girlhood," here:

Shayleen said...

I did all four! :)

Rebekah said...

Sounds like a great book! I don't have a Google account but I did add you to my Bloglines yesterday... Not sure if that counts as being a "follower" or not. :D

To the KING be all the glory!


"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Rose McCauley said...

Thanks for giving us the chance to win this great sounding book. My addy is crmcc at setel dot com

Archer said...

I would love to win this book.
The funny thing is I've been looking for it since I saw it on a blog.
I guess thise is a chance to finaly get it.

PS, I've only commented.

Be Blessed:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I'd love to win Jeff's book! I became a Follower. :)

susanjreinhardt AT gmail DOT com


Merry said...

I'm always looking for great books on writing, please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

I'm a follower.