August 1998 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 8.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Paul Levine
This month we had the pleasure of speaking with award-winning novelist Paul Levine. Best known for his critically acclaimed and popular mystery series starring NFL linebacker-turned-attorney Jake Lassiter, he has put Jake on a short hiatus while he explores seduction and corruption in the Supreme Court in his his sizzling new legal thriller, 9 Scorpions (Pocket Books, Sept., 1998). Paul spoke to us about why he gave up a successful career as a trial lawyer to write novels and gives us some insights on how he came to write 9 Scorpions.

A Conversation With Michael Wolff
Ever wonder about the early days of the Internet when the frenzy to start a business online rivaled the California Gold Rush? Journalist and author Michael Wolff was there, and is now stirring up a firestorm of controversy with his fascinating and irreverent new book, Burn Rate. Michael talks with us about the early days on the Net, the rise and fall of his own company and even dishes the dirt on some well-known Internet figures.

The Ten and a Half Commandments of Writing
British crime novelist Alex Keegan shares his version of the ten commandments for writing, which will be of particular use to beginning and young writers.

Travel Writing for Fun and Profit
Always dreamed of taking that fabulous trip to London, then getting paid for the article you write about it? In "Travel Writing for Fun and Profit," freelance writer and author Phil Philcox shares his secrets for turning those trips into income-producing articles.

Finding the News Online
Tired of someone else getting to the family newspaper first? This month Greg Knollenberg shows you how to avoid newsprint altogether, and find all the latest breaking news online.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Boats by Byron Barton.
How A Baby Grows by Nola Buck.
Paddington Bear and the Busy Bee Carnival by By Michael Bond.
Paddington Bear Goes to Market by Michael Bond.

Computers/Web Design

deconstructing web graphics.2 by Lynda Weinman and Jon Warren Lentz.
Inside Adobe Photoshop 5 by Gary David Bouton & Barbara Bouton.
Teach Yourself Java 1.2 in 21 Days by Laura Lemay & Rogers Cadenhead.
Visual Basic 5 Unleashed by Rob Thayer.
Web Designer's Guide to Graphics PNG, GIF & JPEG by Timothy Webster.


Babylon5 Security Manual by Michael Garibaldi and Jim Mortimore.
Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons Daniel Wallace, Illustrations by Brandon McKinney and Scott Kolins.
Twice Seven by Ben Bova.

General Fiction

Watermelon by Marian Keyes.


9 Scorpions by Paul Levine.
Digging Up Momma by Sarah Shankman.
Four to Score by Janet Evanovich.
Of Death and Black Rivers by Ann Woodward.
Panic by Echo Heron.
Shadow Image by Martin J. Smith.
Sweet Poison by William Relling, Jr.
The Witchfinder by Loren D. Estleman.


Chopin in Paris by Tad Szulc.
Modern Antiques for the Table by Sheila Chefetz, photography by Joshua Greene, text by Risa Palazzo.


Memories of the Heart by Marylyle Rogers.
The Rival by Brenda Joyce.
Unforgiven by Mary Balogh.


Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress.
How to Tell a Story by Peter Rubie and Gary Provost
Write More, Sell More by Robert Bly.
What I Know About Writing by M.E. Kerr.

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