Monday, August 23, 2010

Book Giveaway...

Hello friends,
Enter in this book giveaway, hosted by my good friend, Miss Pickwickian, on her blog The Erratic Muse!
She told me about this book personally, and I *really want to read it!*
So, entrance is pretty easy! :)
Enjoy and God bless!
- Aisha

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
Each time you do one of these comment on this post.

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

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I saw this on a friend's Facebook page...realized I'd really needed it.
Enya, Wild Child
One of my favourite of her songs.

oh and i ate a fresh peach.
fresh peaches are the bestest ever. :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sha la la la la...i miss you

rain in summer is my favourite.

walking alone through town,
fall fast approaching,
thinking of you,
so far away
missing you,
this year the same as last...

walking through the park,
trailing my hand in the river,
running barefoot through rain-soaked grass,
the bottoms of my pant-legs hanging soaked and heavy against my ankles,
fresh-cut grass clinging to my feet,
i got lost on the trails in the park,
i forgot where i was going,
why i was going there,
you weren't there,
so i talked to a deer,
i miss you.

vividly lovely,
i tipped my head back to see
the lavender dusk sky just beyond the forest leaves,
i listened to the cicadas singing their high-pitched song,
lulling my senses to sleep.
i missed you.

then the sky turned blue like jazz
then the stars winked at me through the treetops
then the fire died down to embers
then the night deepened and loneliness clutched my soul
i miss you

The world is Trouble...and Grace.
That's all there is.