The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 3.
In This Issue:What's it like to interview killers for a living? Why does a successful psychologist turn to writing heart-pounding thrillers?
Forensic psychologist Dr. Philip Luber talks with us about his latest thriller, Pray For Us Sinners (Fawcett Books, 1998), how he created his popular characters, psychiatrist Harry Kline and FBI agent Veronica Pace, and his secret love: songwriting.
What's it like to be a Hollywood celebrity biographer? How do you go about researching the life of someone like Greta Garbo?
Karen Swenson, author of Greta Garbo: A Life Apart (Scribner, 1997), Barbra: The Second Decade (Citadel Press, 1986), and co-author of Judy and Liza with James Spada (Doubleday, 1983) and numerous other works talks to us about how she broke into the Hollywood writing scene, what the opportunities are now for aspiring entertainment writers and her new book about screen legend Joan Crawford.
Why are working journalists scrambling to keep up with the Internet? Has the Internet helped or hurt the arts and literary worlds?
This month's Inside Look feature spotlights popular ezine george, jr. Come meet George Myers, Jr., award-winning journalist for the Columbus Dispatch and founder of the popular publication which bears his name. George chats with us about what it takes to create and run a top-notch literary magazine on the Web, how the Net is affecting the literary and poetry worlds and why he's being being sued by John F. Kennedy, Jr.
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, romance and, of course, all the latest writing books.
Ever wondered if there was a way to increase your chances of winning a short-story competition?
British crime novelist Alex Keegan has won more than his fair share of writing competitions. This month he lets you in on his secrets for beating the competition in his article "Short-Story Competitions: Increasing Your Chances of Winning."
Having trouble getting inspired to write that magazine article or novel? How do you find great ideas?
In his article, "Where Do You Get Your Ideas...?", the first of a two-part series, Michael A. Banks, prolific and successful author of over 30 popular books in genres ranging from science fiction to computers to writing, shares his secrets for finding great ideas that can light the fires of imagination that every writer must have.
You've Finished Writing the Play: Now What? (Part II)
Troy M. Hughes gives you an action plan for getting your play performed in this second of his two-part series for aspiring playwrights.
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