The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 4, Issue 2.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Dana Stabenow
Don't miss our interview with Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist Dana Stabenow, author of two bestselling mystery series set in her home state of Alaska. Dana talked with us about her latest Liam Campbell book, So Sure of Death (Dutton, 1999) and gives valuable tips on what every writer needs to know: the business details of getting published.

A Conversation With Jeff Herman
What's the worst mistake you can make in your query letter to an agent? How mediagenic do you really have to be to make it as an author? The author of the bestselling 2000-2001 Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents (Prima Publishing), and You Can Make it Big Writing Books (Prima Publishing), New York literary agent Jeff Herman gives us the inside scoop on getting published.

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: mysteries, thrillers, nonfiction, fantasy/SF/horror, romance, writing and children's.

The Making of a King: How I brought to life events of a half-century ago.
Don't miss our exclusive article from award-winning journalist and bestselling author G. Wayne Miller, whose hot new book from Random House is King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery. The book, which has received rave reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Forbes and Publisher's Weekly, tells the story of the risk-taking surgeons who performed the first open-heart surgeries and transplants, and paved the way for modern heart surgical techniques. In his article, Miller tells how he created this fast-moving, dramatic narrative.

Left, Right, Left, Right: Character!
Why are some characters exciting, complex and full of life, where others are dull, dry and lifeless? British crime and literary author Alex Keegan takes a look at the all-important skill of creating believable and interesting characters in his latest article.

What Do Editors Want, Anyway?
In his article, "How to Get Ideas for Books and Articles," author and consultant Herman Holtz shares his insights for finding great story and article ideas from everyday life. The author of over 75 books, including his latest release, Getting Started in Sales Consulting (John Wiley & Sons, 2000), Holtz knows all the tricks of the trade that can help you land that next assignment.

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