The Internet Writing Journal®

Welcome to the homepage of the The Internet Writing Journal, an online magazine from Writers Write covering literature and writing. The IWJ is home to articles, book reviews, author interviews, literary features and more.

New and Updated Features

Effective Use of Search Engines - Writers use search engines when they are researching their stories and novels. Learn how to use them effectively in this article that has been updated with many great Google search tips.

Famous Short Stories - Read our curated collection of famous classic short stories from Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Washington Irving, Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway and other famous writers.

Classic Children's Short Stories - Our curated collection of classic children's short stories from Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Kenneth Grahame, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others.

Movies About Writers - Discover some of the most entertaining movies made about famous writers.

Codex Gigas - This huge medieval manuscript is also known as the Devil's Bible.

Great Ernest Hemingway Quotes - A collection of great Ernest Hemingway quotes from his books and interviews.

Great Henry David Thoreau Quotes - A collection of great Henry David Thoreau quotes from his books, essays and poetry.

Six Characters in Search of an Author - Learn about "Six Characters in Search of an Author," an absurdist three act play written by Italian writer Luigi Pirandello in 1921

Author Interviews

Steve Alten - Steve Alten's Meg has been made into a major motion pictures. Read our interview with the author about Meg and his other novels.

Mary Higgins Clark - Bestselling mystery author Mary Higgins Clark discusses her characters, faith, creativity, writing advice and more.

Dan Brown - Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, discusses privacy, teaching and more in this wide-ranging interview about his novel Digital Fortress.

Orscon Scott Card - Orson Scott Card discusses characters, writing mistakes and his popular science fiction novels Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.

Interview List - a list of the many authors interviewed in the The IWJ.

Popular Articles and Features

How to Open Without a Bang - Alex Keegan reveals how to craft an opening for your short story or novel that will intrigue and entertain your reader.

Why Young Writers Need to Enjoy Shakespeare - Learn why Shakespeare should always be an important part of a child's curriculum.

Article List - a list of the articles available on


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