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The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 6.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Nora Roberts
This month we had the privilege of speaking with international and New York Times bestselling author and publishing phenomenon Nora Roberts. Nora candidly discusses her writing, the greatest challenge she has faced in her career and her latest bestseller, Homeport, an exciting tale of suspense set in the international art world.

How do you infuse humor into your mystery novels?
Listen in as we talk with mystery novelist Leslie O'Kane, author of the popular Molly Masters series from Ballantine. Leslie talks about her latest book, The Cold Hard Fax (Fawcett Gold Medal, 1998), how she created her popular heroine and gives advice to writers hoping to get that first mystery novel published.

What does it really take to get published in today's market? Do new authors really have to be mediagenic? What can published authors do to help their careers?

Find out in this interview with Judith Appelbaum, the former Managing Editor of Publishers Weekly and author of the industry classic, How to Get Happily Published (HarperCollins, 1998), which just came out in its fifth edition. Judith gives some practical advice that can help you land that publishing contract.

What's new on the bookshelves?
Visit our Book Review section to see what our reviewers have to say about the latest books. See our new reviews this month in these genres: children's books, mysteries, thrillers, general nonfiction, computers/web design, fantasy/SF and romances.

Is "Show, Not Tell" really the best advice for beginning writers?
British crime novelist Alex Keegan doesn't think so. Come hear his point of view on this classic writing advice -- and why it doesn't always work -- in the first of a two part series, entitled, "Seduction, Not Instruction."

Stuck on a research project for that new book or article? Overwhelmed by the task of searching the entire World Wide Web for what you want?
In "Jump Start Your Online Research", Greg Knollenberg continues his research series which began last month with the article, "Effective Use of Search Engines." This month explores other alternatives to traditional search engines which can expand your Internet research capabilities.

Need some help creating and keeping track of your fictional characters? The Lazy ScholarTM can help!
The Lazy ScholarTM returns this month. In "Creating a Character Profile", he shows you the easy way to create and keep track of the characteristics that make for full, well-rounded characters.







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