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The section contains the archives of The Internet Writing Journal, which was published by Writers Write, Inc. from 1997 to 2007. Please visit the homepage of writerswrite.com for our most recent content.

December-January 2007
This issue of The Internet Writing Journal features an exclusive interview with Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author Peter Lance, author of Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him (Regan Books). Author Essays and Articles include: "The Short and Long of It" by British novelist and short story author Alex Keegan; "Songwriters Anonymous: Part 4" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson"; and "On Writing The Sweet Life" by famed Chanterelle pastry chef Kate Zuckerman. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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August-September 2006 Issue
Author Essays and Articles include: "More on Napalm" by British novelist and short story author Alex Keegan; "The Reader" by Jane Porter, bestselling author of The Frog Prince (Warner Books) and Flirting With Forty (5 Spot); and "Forget the Mommy Wars, Try Martinis" by Brett Paesel, author of Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs, and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary Mom (Warner Books). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
Click here for the August-September 2006 Issue!

June-July 2006 Issue
Author Essays and Articles include: "Napalm" by British novelist and short story author Alex Keegan, "Songwriters Anonymous: Part 3" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson, "The Decade of the Spy" by Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster (St. Martin's Press) and "In Praise of Lying: Fiction vs. Nonfiction" by Amy Hassinger, author of The Priest's Madonna (Putnam). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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May 2006
The May issue is devoted to The Da Vinci Code. The IWJ's Da Vinci Code Links Page has the best resources for The Da Vinci Code on the Web. We've also configured searches for you, so you can easily keep up with all the latest breaking Da Vinci Code news.
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April 2006
Author Essays and Articles include: "The Disease of Competence" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Songwriters Anonymous: Part 2" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson, and "Seven Rules For Writing Historical Fiction" by Elizabeth Crook, author of The Night Journal (Viking). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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March 2006
This issue of The Internet Writing Journal features an exclusive interview with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kasey Michaels, author of High Heels and Homicide (Kensington) and A Gentleman by Any Other Name. Author Essays and Articles include: "Songwriters Anonymous: Part 1" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson" and "I Never Sleep With Movie Stars" by Kristin Harmel, author of How to Sleep With a Movie Star (5 Spot). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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February 2006
Author Essays and Articles include: "Comfort Zone: Enter at Your Own Risk" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson, "Tips from a Slush Pile Find: How One Writer Got an Agent" by Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Mercy of Thin Air (Atria), and "Searching for the Sisters" by Sally Beauman, author of The Sisters Mortland (Warner Books). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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December - January 2006
Features: "The IWJ's Narnia Links Page," a collection of links to the best Narnia sites, selected by our editors. Author Essays and Articles: "New Year's Resolutions for Serious Songwriters" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson, "Taking the Plunge" by Leonard Susskind, author of The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design (Little, Brown), "Christmastime in the City" by Chuck Fischer, author of Christmas in New York (Bulfinch), and "Automatically Correct Typos in MS Word" by Michael L. Cope. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
Click here for the December-January 2006 Issue!

November 2005
Features: "The Author's Dilemma: To Blog or Not to Blog?" by Claire E. White and "The Best Author Blogs," a selection of links to the best author blogs around, selected by our editors. Author Essays and Articles: "Stories Behind the Hit Songs of Autumn" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson, "The Origins of Matches" by Alan Kaufman, author of Matches (Little, Brown), "Alcohol: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly" by Tim Relf, author of Stag: A Story About Coming of Age -- In a Bar (Warner Books), and "Put MS Word to Work for You" by Michael L. Cope. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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October 2005
This issue of The Internet Writing Journal features: "Have Case, Will Travel" an author essay by Michael Connelly, author of the hot new legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer (Little, Brown); "The Origins of The Widow of the South" by Robert Hicks, author of the New York Times bestselling Civil War historical novel about an extraordinary woman's life; and "What Makes a Hit Song?" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers, including Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow), Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Knopf) and Solomon vs. Lord by Paul Levine (Bantam).
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September 2005
This issue of The Internet Writing Journal features an exclusive interview with novelist Richard Cox, author of Rift (Ballantine) and The God Particle (Del Rey). Articles include: "Rhyme and Reason: Part 5" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "How to Write a Book When You Have a Job, Kids, or Your Life is Otherwise Crazed" by Kate White, author of Over Her Dead Body (Warner Books); and "Five Tips to Avoiding Total Disaster as a Novelist" by Kris Saknussemm, author of Zanesville (Villard). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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August 2005
Highlights from the new issue of The Internet Writing Journal: "J.K. Rowling and the Extraordinary Life" by Claire E. White, an in-depth look at the author of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Scholastic) that explores how a shy, bookish British girl become the first billionaire author and one of the most powerful women in the world. Articles include: "Rhyme and Reason: Part 4" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "The Road Not Taken" by Nancy Geary, author of Being Mrs. Alcott (Warner Books); and "Storytelling" by Robert Lacey, author of Great Tales From English History (Little, Brown). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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July 2005
This issue of The Internet Writing Journal features an exclusive interview with bestselling novelist Julie Kenner, author of The Givenchy Code (Berkley) and Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Downtown Press). Articles include: "Rhyme and Reason: Part 3" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Sometimes Exceptions Are The Rule" by Sheila Cole, author of To Be Young in America: Growing Up With The Country, 1776-1940 (Little, Brown); and "A Thing For Garbage" by Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land (Little, Brown). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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June 2005
This issue of the IWJ features an exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling novelist James Rollins, author of Sandstorm (Avon) and Map of Bones (William Morrow). Articles include: "Rhyme and Reason, Part 2" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Why I Wrote Mistress Bradstreet" by Charlotte Gordon, author of Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet (Little, Brown); and "The Witch in the Well" by Kim Wilkins, author of The Autumn Castle (Warner Aspect). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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April-May 2005
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with Rowena Cherry, author of Forced Mate (Dorchester) and Marjorie M. Liu, author of Tiger Eye (Dorchester) and X-Men: The Outcast Empire (Marvel/Pocket). Articles include: "A for Advice" by British novelist Alex Keegan; "Rhyme and Reason, Part 1" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "D-I-Y: Developing and Designing 2DO Before I Die" by Michael Ogden and Chris Day, authors of 2DO Before I Die (Little, Brown); and "The Major Role of a Minor Character" by Jan Brogan, author of A Confidential Source (Mysterious Press). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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January-February 2005
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Suzanne Brockmann, author of Gone Too Far (Ballantine) and Hot Target (Ballantine); and nationally bestselling novelist Kelley Armstrong, author of Dime Store Magic (Bantam Spectra) and Industrial Magic (Bantam Spectra). Articles include: "A Cool, Dark Guinness and Something About Adverbs" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Danger and Opportunity: The Birth of Regina Cutter" by Cecelia Tishy, author of Now You See Her (Warner Books) and Nine Tips For Aspiring Romance Writers by Claire Delacroix, author of The Beauty Bride (Warner Books).
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November-December 2004
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Mary Jo Putney, author of The China Bride (Ballantine) and A Kiss of Fate (Ballantine); and novelist Bill DeSmedt, author of the hot new technothriller Singularity (Per Aspera Press). Features include "Mothers Who Write: Antonya Nelson" by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. Articles include: "Contract Bridge and Writing: How to Become a Grand Master" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Are You Dead Certain?" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards, and "Stories Behind the Carols" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson.
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September-October 2004
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling Young Adult novelist D.J. MacHale, author of Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space, including The Merchant of Death (Simon and Schuster) and Black Water (Simon and Schuster). Articles include: "How It Is" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Animation Options for Authors: From an Australian Point of View" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards, and "Perseverance: the Key to the Doors of Success, Part II" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson.
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July-August 2004
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with bestselling novelist Steve Alten, author of Resurrection (Tor) and Meg: Primal Waters (Forge); Elfrieda Abbe, Editor of The Writer magazine and The Writer's Market (Kalmbach); and Adam Connell, author of Counterfeit Kings (Phobos Books). Features include: Mothers Who Write: Tessa Hadley, author of Everything Will Be All Right (Henry Holt). Articles include: "Creative Writing Myths" by British novelist Alex Keegan and "Doorways to Intellectual Property In Authors' Minds" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards.
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May-June 2004
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with bestselling fantasy novelist Robert Newcomb, author of The Fifth Sorceress (Del Rey) and The Scrolls of the Ancients (Del Rey) and bestselling suspense novelist Mariah Stewart, author of The President's Daughter (Ivy) and Dead Wrong (Ballantine). Articles include: "Ironing While Watching TV" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Perseverance: the Key to the Doors of Success, Part I" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "A Giant Leap for Auslan Storytelling" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards; and "How to Parent Your Book: Six Rules for Writers" by Tarn Wilson.
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March-April 2004
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with bestselling romance novelist Stephanie Laurens, author of The Perfect Lover (William Morrow) and The Ideal Bride (William Morrow), and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist William Dietrich, author of Ice Reich (Warner Books) and Hadrian's Wall (HarperCollins). Articles include: "Think Before You Click" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "The Times, They Are A-Changin'" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "Spam and the Children's Author" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards.
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January-February 2004
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with bestselling fantasy novelist Victoria Strauss, author of The Garden of the Stone (Eos) and The Burning Land (Eos), and novelist Libba Bray, author of A Great and Terrible Beauty (Delacorte). Articles include: "Choosing a Writing Teacher" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Wrestling With Rejection" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "Quirky and Effective Book Launches" by Australian author Hazel Edwards.
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November-December 2003
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with bestselling fantasy novelist John Marco, author of The Saints of the Sword (Bantam), The Eyes of God (DAW) and The Devil's Armor (DAW), and award-winning songwriter, actor and screenwriter Gary Tigerman, author of The Orion Protocol (William Morrow). Articles include: "If You Whisper, Convince" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "The Hardest Question of All" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "A Marathon Children's Book Week" by Australian author Hazel Edwards.
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September-October 2003
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with internationally bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, author of A Forest of Stars (Warner Books) and Dune: The Machine Crusades (Tor); Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author Peter Lance, author of 1000 Years For Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI, The Untold Story (ReganBooks); and bestselling Canadian mystery novelist Lyn Hamilton, author of The Thai Amulet (Berkley). Articles include "Sing to Me" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "The Power of Repetition, Part II" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Co-Writing Committee-itis" by Australian authors Hazel Edwards and Jean Roberts and "Before You Write" by Patrika Vaughn. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
Click here for the September-October Issue!

June-July 2003
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with critically acclaimed novelist Eliot Pattison, author of The Skull Mantra (St. Martin's Minotaur) and Bone Mountain (St. Martin's Press) and with bestselling novelist Steve Hamilton, author of A Cold Day in Paradise (St. Martin's Minotaur) and Blood is the Sky (St. Martin's Minotaur). Articles include "The Novice Screenwriter Refuses to Conform" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "The Power of Repetition" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Frozen Ideas" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards and "Eight Tips For Getting Published in Magazines" by Gary Bell. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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April-May 2003
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker, author of Silent Joe and Cold Pursuit (Hyperion) and with bestselling crime novelist Sarah Lovett, author of Dante's Inferno (Simon and Schuster) and Dark Alchemy (Simon and Schuster). Articles include "Stealing Stories" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Making the Light Go On" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "I Can Feel the Words" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards and "What Comes Next" by author and literary agent Jeff Herman. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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March 2003
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with internationally bestselling novelist Sara Douglass, author of The Wayfarer Redemption (Tor) and Hades' Daughter (Tor) and with novelist Laura Caldwell, author of Burning the Map (Red Dress Ink). Articles include "Quick, Quick" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Songwriting Elegance Through Song Form: Part IV" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "Writing a Book About Oracle: Art or Science?" by Chris Lawson. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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February 2003
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with fantasy novelist Mitchell Graham, author of The Fifth Ring (Eos) and with award-winning poet and writer Cortney Davis, author of I Knew a Woman: The Experience of the Female Body (Random House). Articles include "Judgment Day" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Songwriting Elegance Through Song Form: Part III" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Antarctic Writer On Ice: A Serendipitous Map" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards, and "A Writers' Dozen: The Twelve Lessons I've Learned So Far" by Talia Carner. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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December-January 2003
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Jayne Ann Krentz, author of Light in Shadow (Putnam) and Smoke in Mirrors (Putnam), and with acclaimed Southern novelist Lee Smith, award-winning author of The Last Girls (Algonquin Books). Features and articles include "Theme Music: Tone is Not an Accident" by British novelist Alex Keegan, "Songwriting Elegance Through Song Form: Part II" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Plotting Fake ID" by Australian children's author Hazel Edwards, and "Common Writing Mistakes" by Michael LaRocca; "Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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October-November 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist David Morrell, author of Long Lost (Warner Books) and Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing (Writer's Digest Books), and bestselling novelist Shirley Palmer, author of Behind the Veil (Mira) and Danger Zone (Mira). Features and articles include "Songwriting Elegance Through Song Form: Part I" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Kill is a Four Letter Word" by Hazel Edwards and Goldie Alexander; "The Five Golden Rules of Publicity for Authors" by Katherine Smith; and "Writing That Killer Query" by Keith Rommel. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
Click here for the October-November Issue!

September 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with mystery novelist Joyce Christmas, author of Forged in Blood (Ballantine), John Scott Shepherd, author of Henry's List of Wrongs (RuggedLand) and Alice McDermott, National Book Award-winning author of Charming Billy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Features and articles include "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #1: Do I Have to Live in LA to Be a Success?" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Author Self-Searching on the Web" by Hazel Edwards; "A Salute to the Invisible" by Carolyn Burch; and "Effective Business Writing: The White Paper" by Anjana Srikanth. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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July-August 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling business author Jeffrey Fox, author of Don't Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job (Hyperion), and How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees (Hyperion), and bestselling romance novelist Julie Ortolon, author of Dear Cupid (St. Martin's Press) and Falling For You (St. Martin's Press). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #2: How Can I Get Discovered?" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Writing a Non-Boring Family History" by Hazel Edwards; "Blazing a New Trail: Taking the Next Step in Author Empowerment" by New York Times bestselling author Warren Adler; and "A Practical Guide to Blogging" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
Click here for the July-August Issue!

June 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling children's author Jane Yolen, author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (Scholastic) and The Firebird (HarperCollins), and with internationally bestselling novelist Janny Wurts, co-author of the Empire series with Raymond Feist, and author of Peril's Gate: The Wars of Shadow and Light (Eos). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #3: Poetry vs. Lyrics" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Collaborating: Right or Wrong" by Hazel Edwards and Goldie Alexander; "The Debate: Freelance Gigs vs a Staff Job" by Jonathan and Lisa Price; and "Manufacturing Inspiration" by Chris Gavaler. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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May 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with award-winning journalist G. Wayne Miller, author of Toy Wars (Random House) and Men and Speed (PublicAffairs), and with bestselling romance novelist Evelyn Rogers, author of The Loner (Leisure Books) and The Grotto (Leisure Books). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #4: Will I Ever Be Able to Quit My Day-Gig?" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "TSTL: A Writer's Life" by Dee Davis, "Web Editing: The Basics" by Jonathan and Lisa Price, and "Seven Steps to Better Humor Writing" by Jan Hornung. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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April 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Alan Dean Foster, author of Diuturnity's Dawn (Del Ray) and Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (Del Ray) and with award-winning romance novelist Dee Davis author of The Promise (Love Spell) and Dark of the Night (Ballantine). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #5: The Advantages/Disadvantages of Co-Writing," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Writing An Article That Sells" by Shirley Kawa-Jump, and "Flash Fiction: Good Things Come in Small Packages" by Jack Goodstein. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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March 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with renowned Tolkien scholar Thomas Shippey, author of The Road to Middle-Earth (Houghton Mifflin) and J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (Houghton Mifflin) and with New York Times bestselling romance novelist Christine Feehan, author of Dark Legend (Love Spell) and A Very Gothic Christmas (Pocket Books). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #6: Getting Your Song to the Artist," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "A Horse of a Different Color" by Carolyn Burch; and "Ethics of Technical Publishing:Trust Yourself" by Jay Delm. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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February 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with bestselling fantasy novelist John Marco, author of The Jackal of Nar (Bantam) and The Eyes of God (Daw) and with critically acclaimed British novelist Jasper Fforde, author of The Eyre Affair (Viking). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #7: Music Publishers," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Your Alter-Editor: Living with a Non-Writer" by Carolyn Burch; and "The Pain Club" by Natalie Pearson. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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December-January 2002
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with bestselling romance novelist Julia London, author of The Ruthless Charmer (Dell) and The Beautiful Stranger (Dell) and with Edgar award-winning children's novelist Wendelin Van Draanen, author of Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy (Knopf) and Flipped (Knopf). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #8: The Demo", by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Mission Impossible: The Real Work of Writing, Finding Your True Motives" by Carolyn Burch; "Non-Boring Travel Writing: Unusual or Controversial Research" by Hazel Edwards, author of There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake and "Talkers Talk and Writers Write" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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October-November 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Lawrence Block, author of Hope to Die (Morrow) and Hit Man (Morrow); New York Times bestselling novelist Tess Gerritsen, author of Gravity (Pocket Books) and The Surgeon (Ballantine), and poet and novelist Julianna Baggott, author of Girl Talk: A Novel (Simon and Schuster). Features and articles include: "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting #9: Copyright Issues", by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Magazines vs. Newspapers: What Kind of Writer Are You?" by Carolyn Burch; and "Understanding Electronic Publishing: Part II" by Chris Van Buren and Jeff Cogswell, authors of Poor Richard's Creating E-books (Top Floor). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
Click here for the October-November Issue!

September 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times and internationally bestselling novelist Fern Michaels, author of Texas Rich (Ballantine) and Plain Jane (Kensington); bestselling novelist and short story writer Dan Simmons, author of the Hugo award-winning Hyperion Cantos (Bantam Spectra) and Hardcase (St. Martin's Press), and with Jodi Picoult, author of Plain Truth (Pocket Books) and Salem Falls (Pocket Books). Features and articles include: "Is That a Hobbit in Your Rocket?," a roundtable discussion with top fantasy and SF authors Lois McMaster Bujold, Dave Duncan and Michael Swanwick; "The Top Ten FAQs on the Business of Songwriting: #10" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: Show and Tell" by Renni Browne and Dave King, authors of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers (HarperCollins); and "Understanding Electronic Publishing: Part I" by Chris Van Buren and Jeff Cogswell, authors of Poor Richard's Creating E-books (Top Floor). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
Click here for the September Issue!

August 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Warren Adler, author of Random Hearts (Ballantine) and Mourning Glory (Kensington) and with internationally bestselling novelist Lee Child, author of Running Blind (Putnam) and Echo Burning (Putnam). Features and articles include: "Take a Teaspoon of Science, a Pinch of Fiction, Stir," a roundtable discussion with top fantasy and SF authors Lois McMaster Bujold, Tony Daniel and Jack McDevitt; "Telling Lies for Fun and Profit: Setting Your Sights" by Lawrence Block, bestselling author of Hit List (William Morrow); "The Power of Principles, Part V: Theory of Scarcity vs. Theory of Abundance," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "Are Newspaper Websites Losing the Readership Battle?" by John McIntyre, managing editor of Content Intelligence. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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July 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, author of the Sandman graphic novel series and American Gods (HarperCollins) and with internationally bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader, author of The Ninja (Fawcett), and The Ring of Five Dragons (Tor). Features and articles include: "What if John Wilkes Booth Shot My Grandfather?", a roundtable discussion with top fantasy authors Guy Gavriel Kay, Susan Matthews, Sean Russell and Pamela Sargent, "Research: When and How Much?" by Evan Marshall, author of The Marshall Plan Workbook (Writer's Digest Books) and Stabbing Stephanie (Kensington), "The Power of Principles, Part IV: The Jacobson Integrity Principle," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, and "Short Writers: Long On Science, Big On Creativity" by Michael Kryton. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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June 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with award-winning mystery novelist Julie Smith, author of 82 Desire (Ballantine) and Louisiana Hotshot (Forge), and bestselling suspense novelist Alan Jacobson, author of False Accusations (Pocket Books) and The Hunted (Pocket Books). Features and articles include: "Where Do You Find Your Myths?", a roundtable discussion with top fantasy authors Janny Wurts, Sean Russell, Martha Wells, and Teresa Edgerton, "The Power of Principles, Part III: The Credibility Factor," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, and "GLBT Press Continues to Grow" by Paul Harris, author of The Harris Guide 2001. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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May 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist, Gayle Lynds, co-author with Robert Ludlum of The Hades Factor (St.Martin's Press) and author of Mesmerized (Pocket Books), author and web consultant Jeffrey Veen, author of The Art & Science of Web Design (New Riders), and with Martha Tod Dudman, author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Augusta, Gone (Simon and Schuster). Features and articles include: "The Power of Principles, Part II: The Greer Guideline," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, "How I Write: The Process of Creating a Book" by award-winning fantasy author Garth Nix, author of Lirael (HarperCollins) and The Seventh Tower series for Lucasfilm/Scholastic, and "Hire the Publicist to Get the Publishing Deal" by R. Scott Penza of the Creative Hive Group. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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April 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with Angela Adair-Hoy and M.J. Rose, the co-authors of How to Publish and Promote Online (St. Martin's Press) and with award-winning mystery novelist Jerrilyn Farmer, author of Dim Sum Dead (Avon Books). Features and articles include: "The Power of Principles, Part I: Masters' Maxim," by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson and "What's New in Communications and Publishing Today" by Patrika Vaughn, author of Selling to International Markets (A Cappela Publishing), and a Charles Dickens Crossword Puzzle by Carly Svamvour. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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March 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with mystery novelist Leslie Glass, author of the popular "Time" mystery series, whose latest book is Tracking Time (Dutton), romantic suspense novelist Christiane Heggan, author of Blind Faith (Mira) and with New York Times bestselling true crime writer Ann Rule, author of The Stranger Beside Me (W.W. Norton). Features and articles include: "Finding a Movie Idea That Will Sell," by Skip Press, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (Macmillan), "The Realities of Radioplay Part IV: Corporate Radio" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson and "Will Your Book Sell?" by Patrika Vaughn, author of Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish and Market Your Book (A Cappela Publishing). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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February 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with mystery novelist Rhys Bowen, author of the popular Constable Evans mystery series, whose latest book is Evan Can Wait (St. Martin's Press) and with screenwriter, teacher and author Skip Press, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (Macmillan). Features and articles include: "The Realities of Radioplay: Part III Essential Ingredients of Radio-Friendly Songs" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson and "Free Publicity For Your Book" by Patrika Vaughn, author of Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish and Market Your Book (A Capella Publishing). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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December-January 2001
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with Barry Hoffman, author of the hot new psychological thriller, Born Bad (Leisure Books) and publisher of Gauntlet Press, and with National Book Award finalist Amy Bloom, author of A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You (Random House). Features and articles include: "No Excess Baggage: An Authors' Roundtable Discussion" with popular Australian children's authors Hazel Edwards, Margaret Clark and Krista Bell; "Strangers in the Write" by Neil Marr, author with Tim Field of Bullicide: Death at Playtime; "The Realities of Radioplay: Part II" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "The Problems of Ebook Publishing" by Paul Stork, author of Ebook Publishing: Standards and Technologies (New Riders). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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October-November 2000
This issue of the IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist James Clemens, author of Wit'ch War (Del Ray) and (as James Rollins) Excavation (HarperCollins); Agatha award-nominated food critic and mystery writer Phyllis Richman, author of Murder on the Gravy Train (HarperCollins); literary novelist Susan Ketchin, author of The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction (University Press of Mississippi); and bestselling novelist Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of Blues Dancing (William Morrow). Articles and Features include: "The Realities of Radioplay" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "The Promise of Ebook Publishing" by Paul Stork, author of Ebook Publishing: Standards and Technologies (New Riders), and "E-pubbing Children's Books" by award-winning Australian children's writer Hazel Edwards, author of The Frequent Flyer Twins books (Bookmice). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers.
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September 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Elizabeth Lowell, author of Pearl Cove (Avon Books) and Midnight in Ruby Bayou (William Morrow); Tracy Fobes, author of Forbidden Garden (Pocket Books) and Daughter of Destiny (Pocket Books); and literary novelist Roxana Robinson, author of Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life (University Press of New England) and This Is My Daughter: A Novel (Touchstone Books). Articles and Features include: "Build-A-Song: Part VIII: Finishing Touches" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Tone: the Writer's Voice in the Reader's Mind" by Mort Castle, author of Writing Horror (Writer's Digest Books) and Moon on the Water (DarkTales Publications); "Starving Writer No More" by Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer (Fanove) and "The Online Freelance Goldmine: Write for Commercial Websites and Get Paid" by Krista McGruder. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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July-August 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Stella Cameron, author of Key West (Kensington); multiple award-winning Children's and Young Adult novelist Garth Nix, author of the new Scholastic/Lucasfilm fantasy series The Seventh Tower; and award-winning writer and poet Nikki Giovanni, author of Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement (William Morrow). Articles and Features include: "Why Writing is Good for Your Health" by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D.; "Build-A-Song: Part VII: The Emergence of the Verses" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; "Founding a Fiction Factory" by Doug Rennie; "The Writer's Secret Weapon: A Diary" by Nick DiSpoldo, and "The Professor and Me" by bestselling romance novelist Catherine Lanigan, author of Romancing the Stone. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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June 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Barbara Delinsky, author of Lake News (Pocket Books) and The Vineyard (Simon and Schuster); Singer/songwriter Ellis Paul whose single "The World Ain't Slowin' Down" is featured in the new Jim Carrey film, Me, Myself and Irene; and award-winning novelist Jill McCorkle, author of Carolina Moon (Fawcett Books) and Final Vinyl Days (Fawcett Books). Articles and Features include: "The Southern Women Writers Conference: A Report" by Jan McDaniel, "Build-A-Song: Part VI: Tips for Tunesters" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "Web Resources for Developing Characters" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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May 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with the Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, internationally bestselling author of We'll Meet Again (Simon and Schuster) and Before I Say Good-Bye (Simon and Schuster) and with Agatha Award-winning mystery novelist Jeanne M. Dams, author of The Victim in Victoria Station (Walker & Co.) and Red, White and Blue Murder (Walker & Co.) Articles and Features include: "Angels and Demons: the Making of An International Thriller" by bestselling novelist Dan Brown; "Build-A-Song: Part V: Melody" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson; and "First-Time Novelists Look to the Net for Success" by Sarah Anchors. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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April 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with internationally bestselling fantasy author Terry Pratchett, creator of the popular Discworld series whose latest book is The Fifth Elephant (HarperCollins); Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor of The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court (Harcourt Brace); and science and science fiction writers Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney, authors of The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book (Visible Ink Press) and Skies of Fury (Simon and Schuster). Articles and Features include: "Worldbuilding From the Ground Up" a roundtable discussion with bestselling fantasy authors Anne McCaffrey, Dave Duncan, Dennis Jones and Juliet McKenna; "Insider Tricks to Getting Published: Part II" by Jeff Herman, literary agent and author of the bestselling 2000-2001 Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents (Prima) and You Can Make it Big Writing Books (Prima); and "Build-A-Song: Part IV: Cadence" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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March 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with New York Times and London Times bestselling novelist Raymond Feist, author of Krondor: The Betrayal and Krondor: The Assassins (Avon Eos), the latest entries in the esteemed RiftWar fantasy series, and fantasy novelist and Bantam Spectra editor Anne Lesley Groell, author of Cauldron of Iniquity (Roc), the latest entry in the popular Cloak and Dagger romantic fantasy series. Articles include: "Insider Tricks to Getting Published: Part I" by Jeff Herman, literary agent and author of the bestselling 2000-2001 Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents (Prima, 1999) and You Can Make it Big Writing Books (Prima, 2000) and "Build-A-Song: Part III" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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February 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with bestselling mystery novelist Dana Stabenow, author of So Sure of Death (Dutton, 1999) and Hunter's Moon (Jove, 1999); and Jeff Herman, literary agent and author of the bestselling 2000-2001 Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents (Prima, 1999) and You Can Make it Big Writing Books (Prima, 2000). Articles include: "The Making of a King: How I brought to life events of a half-century ago" by G. Wayne Miller, author of the critically acclaimed new book, King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery (Random House, 2000), "Left, Right, Left, Right: Character!" by British crime and literary novelist Alex Keegan, and "How to Get Ideas for Books and Articles" by Herman Holtz, author of Getting Started in Sales Consulting (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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January 2000
This month's IWJ features interviews with New York Times bestselling novelist Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder (Naval Institute Press) and Cuba (St. Martin's Press, 1999); bestselling romance author Christina Skye, author of 2000 Kisses (Dell, 2000) and The Perfect Gift (Avon Books, 1999); and Diana G. Gallagher, author of the popular media-tie in books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch television series. Articles include: our special Millennium Roundtable, where today's hottest authors and editors share their plans for the Millennium New Year's Eve and what gift they'd most like for the Holidays; "Build-A-Song Part II: From the Idea to the Hook" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, and "35 Ways to Make Your Book Signing an Event," by Larry James, Author of Red Hot Love Notes for Lovers (Career Assurance Press, 1998). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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December 1999
This month's IWJ features interviews with bestselling SF novelist Greg Bear, author of Dinosaur Summer (Warner, 1998) and Darwin's Radio (Del Ray, 1999); former Editor at the New York Times Book Review, Patricia T. O'Conner, bestselling author of Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English and Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing (Harcourt Brace, 1999). Articles include: "Advice For Younger Fiction Writers," by British crime and literary novelist Alex Keegan, "Build-A-Song Part I: The Idea" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, and "Email Etiquette (Netiquette)" by Chris Pirillo, author of Poor Richard's Guide to Email Publishing (Top Floor Publishing, 1999). Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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October 1999
This month's IWJ features interviews with #1 New York Times bestselling mystery novelist Sue Grafton, author of A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, and her latest Kinsey Millhone novel, O is for Outlaw (Henry Holt, 1999); bestselling novelist, Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster and four-time Shamus Award winner Lawrence Block, author of The Burglar in the Rye (Dutton, 1999) and Tanner on Ice (Signet, 1999), and former Senior Editor of OMNI and current Editor of Event Horizon: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror webzine Ellen Datlow. Articles include: "Do It Yourself Music Publishing--Part V" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, and "The Business of Writing: Minding the Details, " excerpted from the new 2000 Writers Market. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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September 1999
This month's issue features interviews with New York Times bestselling horror and suspense novelist John Saul, author of The Right Hand of Evil (Ballantine, 1999) and The Presence (Ballantine, 1998); Hugo and Nebula award-winning fantasy and SF novelist Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game (1986) and Ender's Shadow (Tor, 1999); and Evan Marshall, literary agent and author of the mystery novel Missing Marlene (Kensington, 1999) and the writing aide, The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing (Writer's Digest Books, 1998). Articles include: "Do It Yourself Music Publishing--Part IV" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, "What IS a Short Story?" by literary and crime novelist Alex Keegan, and "Writing Life Stories for the Inspirational or Religious Markets" by novelist and biographer Anne Hart. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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June-July 1999
This month's issue features interviews with New York Times bestselling romance novelist Christina Dodd, author of The Runaway Princess (Avon, 1999) and Someday My Prince (1999) and with popular mystery novelist Susan Wittig Albert, author of Chile Death (Berkley, 1998), part of the bestselling China Bayles herbal mystery series. Articles include: "Do It Yourself Music Publishing--Part III" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson, "Writing Sketch Comedy That Sells," by Brian Luff of Planet Comedy, and "How to Give Your Writing Buzz Appeal" by novelist and biographer Anne Hart. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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May 1999
This month's issue features interviews with award-winning mystery novelist, Lev Raphael, author of The Death of a Constant Lover (Walker, 1999) and with popular mystery novelist Martha C. Lawrence, author of Aquarius Descending (St. Martin's Press, 1999). Articles include: "The Art of Telling Lies" by award-winning British literary and crime author Alex Keegan, "Cracking the Women's Magazine Market" by Donna Elizabeth Boetig, author of Feminine Wiles: Creative Techniques for Writing Women's Feature Stories That Sell (American West, 1998) and "Do It Yourself Music Publishing- Part II" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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April 1999
This month's issue features interviews with Jennifer Sawyer Fisher, Senior Editor at Avon Books and the woman at the helm of the Twilight Mystery imprint and with fantasy novelist John Marco, whose new book The Jackal of Nar (Bantam Spectra, 1999) is garnering rave reviews. Articles include: "Be Your Own Editor - Part IV" by award-winning British literary and crime author Alex Keegan, "Do It Yourself Music Publishing- Part I" by syndicated radio show host and CEO of CQK Music & Records, Mary Dawson. Plus: reviews of new products for writers and the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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March 1999
This month's issue features interviews with bestselling fantasy/SF novelist Neil Gaiman, creator of the award-winning Sandman graphic novel series and author of the critically-acclaimed Neverwhere (Avon, 1998) and Stardust (Spike, 1999), and Macavity award-winning mystery author Dianne Day, author of The Strange Files of Fremont Jones (Avon, 1995) and the most recent book in the series, Emperor Norton's Ghost (Doubleday, 1998). Articles include: "Be Your Own Editor - Part III" by British literary and crime author Alex Keegan, "Breaking Into Print -- What Length Sells Best?" by mystery and fantasy novelist Melisa Michaels, whose latest book is Sister to the Rain (Roc, 1998), and "Internet Research Resources for Historical Writers" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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February 1999
This month's issue features interviews with bestselling fantasy/SF novelist Dave Duncan (The Gilded Chain, Avon Eos, 1998), author of the Seventh Swordsman series and numerous stand alones such as The Cursed (Eos, 1998), and mystery/thriller novelist Keith Snyder, author of Show Control and Coffin's Got the Dead Guy on the Inside (Walker, 1998). Articles include: "Be Your Own Editor - Part II" by British crime author Alex Keegan, "Stalled Careers, Writer's Block and Monsters Under the Bed" by fantasy novelist Melisa Michaels, whose latest book is Sister to the Rain (Roc, 1998), and "Internet Research Resources for Mystery and Crime Writers" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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January 1999
This month's issue features interviews with bestselling mystery novelist Janet Evanovich (Four to Score, St. Martin's Press, 1998), author of the Stephanie Plum mystery series and Chantelle Bentley, the Editor of the 1999 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books, 1998). Articles include: "Be Your Own Editor - Part I" by British crime author Alex Keegan, "Are We There Yet" by award-winning journalist and novelist Martin J. Smith whose last book, Shadow Image (Jove, 1998), was nominated for an Anthony Award and "Internet Research Resources for SF Writers" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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December 1998
This month's issue features interviews with New York Times bestselling romance novelist Lisa Kleypas (Stranger in My Arms, Avon, 1998) and bestselling mystery and romance author Lynda Robinson whose latest mystery of ancient Egypt is Drinker of Blood (Mysterious Press, 1998). Articles include: "Creating the Perfect Setting - Part II" by British crime author Alex Keegan, "Proper Manuscript Format" by author Bill Shunn and "Finding Poetry Online" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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November 1998
This month's issue features interviews with award-winning journalist and popular mystery writer Kathy Hogan Trochek, author of Strange Brew and Midnight Clear (HarperCollins, 1998), horror author and educator Mort Castle, editor of Writing Horror (Writer's Digest Books, 1997), and romance novelist Julia Quinn, author of Brighter Than the Sun and To Catch an Heiress (Avon, 1998). Articles include: "Creating the Perfect Setting - Part I" by British crime author Alex Keegan, "All of My Mentors Are Dead" by Bridget Becker and "A Music Lover's Guide to the Internet" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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October 1998
This month's issue features interviews with two of this year's Anthony Award nominees: award-winning journalist and crime novelist Martin J. Smith, author of Time Release and Shadow Image (Jove, 1998) and Sujata Massey, author of The Salaryman's Wife and Zen Attitude (HarperCollins, 1998). Articles include: "Finding the Discipline to Write," by Stephen J. Cannell, bestselling author of the hot new international thriller Riding the Snake (Morrow, Oct., 1998), "Dealing With Rejection," by British crime author Alex Keegan, and "Navigating the Maze of Self-Publishing," by Jane Bussard. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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August/September 1998
This month's issue features interviews with award-winning novelist Paul Levine, author of the popular Jake Lassiter series and the hot new Supreme Court thriller 9 Scorpions (Pocket Books, 1998), and with journalist and author Michael Wolff whose controversial new book Burn Rate (Simon and Schuster, 1998), about the early days of the Internet, has got the Web world abuzz. Articles include: "The Ten and a Half Commandments of Writing," from British crime author Alex Keegan, "Travel Writing for Fun and Profit," by Phil Philcox, and "Finding the News Online," by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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July 1998
This month's issue features interviews with Stuart Woods, New York Times bestselling author of Dead in the Water (HarperCollins, 1998) and Swimming to Catalina (HarperCollins, 1998) and with popular mystery novelist Jan Burke, bestselling author of Hocus (HarperCollins, 1998) and Liar (HarperCollins, 1998); articles include "Seduction, Not Instruction - Part II" from British crime author Alex Keegan, "Pushing the Envelope" by Bob McCray and "Finding Intelligent Conversation Online." Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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June 1998
This month's issue features interviews with Nora Roberts, New York Times and international bestselling author of Sanctuary (Jove, 1998), Sea Swept (Jove, 1998), Homeport (Putnam, 1998), Holiday in Death (as J.D. Robb) (Berkley, 1998), popular mystery novelist Leslie O'Kane, author of The Cold Hard Fax (Fawcett Gold Medal, 1998), and Judith Appelbaum, the former managing editor of Publishers Weekly and author of the industry classic How To Get Happily Published (HarperCollins, 1998); articles include "Seduction, Not Instruction" from British crime author Alex Keegan, "Jump Start Your Online Research" and "How to Create a Character Profile." Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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May 1998
This month's issue features interviews with Stephen J. Cannell, Emmy award-winning television producer/writer and bestselling author of The Plan, Final Victim and King Con (Avon, 1998), the action-packed thriller that's soon to be a movie from MGM starring John Travolta; Dan Brown, author of the hot new techno-thriller Digital Fortress (St. Martin's Press, 1998) and R.A. Forster, bestselling author of legal thrillers such as The Mentor and Keeping Counsel (Kensington, 1998); articles include, "Point of View From My Point of View" by British crime author Alex Keegan, "Book, or Script, or Both?" by author and screenwriter Skip Press, "Using Poetry to Improve Your Writing" by Mika Teachout and "Effective Use of Search Engines" by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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April 1998
This month's issue features interviews with G. Wayne Miller, award-winning journalist and author of Toy Wars (Times Books, 1998), the behind the scenes expose of the ruthlessly competitive toy industry; Evelyn Coleman, award-winning author of numerous children's books and the exciting new thriller What A Woman's Gotta Do (Simon & Schuster, 1998), and Douglas Cooper, author of the critically acclaimed literary novels Amnesia and Delirium (Hyperion, 1998); an Inside Look at Atlantic Unbound with commentary by Wen Stephenson; articles on writing a query letter that sells by British crime author Alex Keegan, Part II of Michael Banks' article on developing your ideas and How to Track Your Submissions by Greg Knollenberg. Plus: the hottest picks from our book reviewers!
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March 1998
This month's issue features interviews with Philip Luber, author of the exciting new thriller Pray For Us Sinners (Fawcett Books), and celebrity biographer and entertainment writer Karen Swenson, author of Greta Garbo: A Life Apart (Scribner), an Inside Look at popular literary ezine george jr. with comments by founder George Myers, Jr., articles about increasing your chances of winning short-story competitions by British crime author Alex Keegan, author Michael A. Banks' tips for finding ideas that inspire your writing and how to market your play once you've written it by Troy Hughes. Also: the hottest picks from our book reviewers including Toy Wars (Times Books 1998), G. Wayne Miller's fascinating look at the toy industry, and Delirium (Hyperion, 1998), Douglas Cooper's follow-up to his critically acclaimed first novel, Amnesia.
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February 1998
This month's issue features interviews with Glenn Kleier, author of the hot new Millennium thriller The Last Day and Australian romance author Stephanie Laurens, articles about preparing the play you've written for submission by Troy Hughes, a guide to writing term papers by The Lazy Scholar, an inspirational tale from Alex Keegan about the road to writing success, and how the Web can help you crack the greeting card market by Greg Knollenberg.
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January 1998
This month's issue features interviews with popular romance and mystery novelist Margaret Chittenden, Macavity and Anthony award winner Dale Furutani, an inside look at Playbill On-Line with commentary by Managing Editor Robert Viagas, articles about crafting great dialogue from Alex Keegan, making money at technical writing by bestselling author Peter Kent, why young writers need to learn Shakespeare by Sarah Reaves White and how freelancers can turn time wasters into articles by Bridget Becker.
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December 1997
The December issue features interviews with Senior Vice-president and Publisher of Avon Books, Lou Aronica, Hugo Award-winning fantasy and science fiction author Lawrence Watt-Evans, Newsbytes News Network Tokyo Bureau Chief, Martyn Williams, articles about crafting that winning opening paragraph from Alex Keegan, Tabatha Yeatts' article on research tips from mystery author Teri Holbrook, information on how to find a writing-related job using the Internet by Greg Knollenberg, and a primer on rights for novice writers by attorney Claire White. This issue also features our expanded Book Review section.
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November 1997
This month's issue features interviews with Chicago Tribune Editor Howard Tyner, former Delaware governor and Editor of IntellectualCapital.com Pete du Pont, and Black World Today Editor Herb Boyd, articles about plotting from British crime novelist Alex Keegan, a backstage look at the Hollywood Film Festival by Skip Press, tips for breaking through writer's block by Troy Hughes and how the Internet is uniting the Arts by Mary Lowry-Buechler. Also: Armchair Australia and book reviews including Downsized to Death, No Remorse, The Toyotomi Blades, Touched By the Gods, How to Write Your Novel, Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents and many more!
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October 1997
This month's issue features interviews with former ABC investigative journalist and novelist Peter Lance, screenwriter and author Skip Press, and popular sci-fi and fantasy novelist Melisa Michaels, an Inside Look at Mind's Eye Fiction with Publisher Ken Jenks, articles on writing from a female viewpoint for men by novelist and teacher Lary Crews, tips for buying a computer for under $180 by Netly News columnist Robin Miller, the effective use of timelines by freelance writer James Powles and how to write a great essay from Sharon Boddy. Also: a look at the best U.S. newspapers online and book reviews including the new Writer's Market book and CD-ROM set from Writer's Digest, First Degree Burn and more!
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September 1997
This month's issue features interviews with Pulitzer Prize nominee Tom Parker and with popular mystery author and Macavity Award nominee Joyce Christmas, Spotlight on OMNI magazine with commentary by Ellen Datlow, articles on tips for beginning novelists from British crime author Alex Keegan, basic copyright concepts for writers, an investigation into the usefulness of writers' groups, two viewpoints on Wilfred Owen's moving war poem "Dulce Et Decorum Est" with tips on writing effective poetry and more!
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August 1997 Issue
August's issue features interviews with bestselling author Gary Gach and with editor and Acting Community Manager for Excite Nancy Hanger, our Spotlight On...Snakeskin Poetry Webzine, the innovative British poetry webzine, articles on submitting your work online, using the computer to teach your children to write, effective writing in the workplace, how to write a great play and more!
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