December 1998 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 11.

In This Issue:

Talking Romance With Lisa Kleypas
Listen in on our chat with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas whose romances are read by loyal fans around the world. From shy teenager to Miss America contestant and bestselling novelist, she always worked hard to get where she is while keeping her sense of humor intact. She spoke with us about her rise to the top of the romance genre, her latest bestseller, Stranger in My Arms (Avon, 1998) and why she thinks romance is alive and well in the modern age.

A Conversation With Lynda Robinson
This month we had the pleasure of speaking with Lynda Robinson, bestselling author of the popular Lord Meren mystery series and, as Suzanne Robinson, author of such romance novels as Lady Gallant and The Rescue. Holding a Ph.D. in anthropology, Lynda is an expert on ancient Egypt who is also known for her fascinating plots and her compelling characters, such as Lord Meren, the "Eyes and Ears of the Pharoah." Lynda spoke with us about her latest book, Drinker of Blood (Mysterious Press, 1998) and lets us in on the secret of how she makes the past come alive in her novels.

Creating the Perfect Setting - Part II
Looking to add a little atmosphere in your writing? This month British Crime author Alex Keegan takes on the important issue of settings in this conclusion to his two part series.

Proper Manuscript Format
Nothing puts an editor off faster than an unprofessional-looking manuscript. But how do you polish that piece to perfection? Author Bill Shunn tells you all you need to know to making your submissions look crisp and professional in his article, "Proper Manuscript Format."

Finding Poetry Online
Do you love to read or write poetry? The Internet has a wealth of poetry resources, and you won't want to miss Greg Knollenberg's article entitled, "Finding Poetry Online."

Book Reviews

Computers/Web Design

HTML 4 Unleashed by Rick Darnell.
HTML Goodies by Joe Burns.
Maximum Security by Anonymous.
Using & Upgrading PCs by Joe Kraynak.
Windows Performance Secrets by Mark L. Van Name, Bill Catchings and Richard Butner.


Green Rider by Kristen Britain.
Mir by Alexander Besher.
Stars & Stripes Forever by Harry Harrison.

General Fiction

Hangman's Point by Dean Barrett.


10 Lb. Penalty by Dick Francis.
Crescent City Kill by Julie Smith.
Digging up Death by Triss Stein.
The First Horseman by John Case.
The Midnight Before Christmas by William Bernhardt.
Mosaic by Gayle Lynds.
Murder Off the Record by Marnie Schulenberg.
Play Dead by Leslie O'Kane.
Prime Cut by Dianne Mott Davidson


Cory Everson's LifeBalance by Cory Everson
John Burningham's France by John Burningham
Millennium Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide by Tom Stevenson.
Stars & Planets by Ian Ridpath.
Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? by Jon Agee.


Christmas Knight by Christina Skye.
Some Enchanted Evening by Alice Alfonsi.
That Scandalous Evening by Christina Dodd.


Just the Facts' Ma'am by Greg Fallis.
Song Writer's Market edited by Tara A. Horton.
1999-2000 Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers & Screenwriter's Agents by Skip Press.
You Can Write a Novel by James V. Smith, Jr.

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