The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 6, Issue 3.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Alan Dean Foster
New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster is a true Renaissance Man. An award-winning author of over ninety books of fiction, he is also an accomplished screenwriter, short story writer, teacher, film critic and world traveler. He has photographed great white sharks and rappelled into New Mexico's fabled Lechugilla Cave. His imaginative and well-crafted prose is beloved by fans all over the world. His latest books are Diuturnity's Dawn (Del Ray), the latest entry in his popular Commonwealth series, and Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (Del Ray), the novel which bridges the gap between the feature films Star Wars: Episode I --The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones, which will be released in May, 2002. Alan spoke with us about his new books and gives some great advice for aspiring authors.

A Conversation With Dee Davis
Award-winning romance novelist Dee Davis is a rising star on the romance writing horizon. Known for both her time travel romances and her exciting stories of romantic suspense, she is making a name for herself with both critics and readers alike. Dee spoke with us about her move from the public relations business to the world of romance writing, and shares insights about her new political thriller, Dark of the Night (Ballantine).

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, computers, mystery/thrillers, nonfiction, romance, fantasy/SF and writing.

The Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #5
This month nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her series of articles, entitled "The Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions on the Business of Songwriting." The fifth article, #5 in the countdown, answers the question: What Are the Advantages/Disadvantages of Co-Writing?

Writing an Article That Sells
Successful freelancer Shirley Kawa-Jump has sold over 2500 articles for national and local magazines, trade journals, and newspapers. In this excerpt from her popular book, How to Publish Your Articles: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publication Say Yes (Square One Writers' Guides), Shirley shares her secrets for writing an article that is sure to catch an editor's eye.

Flash Fiction: Good Things Come in Small Packages
Flash fiction, fiction that can be read or viewed in a very short timespan, is all the rage now. But is shorter necessarily better? Is it just a product of our sped up, hyped-up society? Professor Jack Goodstein looks at this new cultural phenomenon is his article, "Flash Fiction: Good Things Come in Small Packages."

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