February 2003 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 7, Issue 1.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Mitchell Graham
A successful attorney and neuropsychologist, Mitchell Graham hardly needed another career. But when his son brought him a fantasy novel to read, he was hooked. Now his own first fantasy novel, The Fifth Ring (Eos), has already won the prestigious Delmont-Ross Literary Contest, and is receiving rave reviews. Mitchell spoke with us about his road to publication, and how he created his new fantasy series.

Mothers Who Write: Cortney Davis
In this candid interview Cortney Davis, award-winning poet and author of I Knew a Woman: The Experience of the Female Body (Random House), talks with Cheryl Dellasega about her careers as a successful nurse practitioner and a writer, and how motherhood has affected her life as a writer.

Why Does One Short Story Win Over Another in Competition?
British novelist Alex Keegan is a frequent judge of short story competitions. In his latest article, "Judgment Day," he takes you behind the scenes of the competition and shows you what made the winners stand out, and gives you some tips that will help you in your short story writing.

Songwriting Elegance Through Song Form: Part III
This month nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her four-part series of articles. In her new article, "Songwriting Elegance Through Song Form: Part Three," Mary discusses the Verse-Chorus Song, the second of the basic song structures that every songwriter must understand.

Antarctic Writer On Ice
Australian author Hazel Edwards was the recipient of the 2001 ANARE (Australian Research Antarctic Research Expedition) Humanities berth. She turned her amazing experiences into a book entitled, Antarctic Writer on Ice, as well as a series of articles for magazines and newspapers. In her article, "Antarctic Writer On Ice: A Serendipitous Map," Hazel talks about how she used her experiences in the Antarctic to create articles, books and stories.

Share a First-Time Novelist's Wisdom
After her first novel, The Puppet Child, was published, Talia Carner reflected on the things she learned along the road to publication. She shares her hard-earned wisdom in her article, "A Writer's Dozen: The Twelve Lessons I've Learned So Far."

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Boston Jane: Wilderness Days by Jennifer L. Holm (HarperCollins)
Harry and the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure by Lunne Reid Banks, Illustrated by Tony Ross (Harper Trophy)
Haunted by Meg Cabot (HarperCollins)
The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan (HarperCollins)
Quiver by Stephanie Spinner (Knopf)


Designing CSS Web Pages by Christopher Schmitt (New Riders)
Inside JavaScript by Steven Holzner, Ph.D. (New Riders)
Submit Now: Designing Persuasive Web Sites by Andrew Chak (New Riders)


The Assassins of Tamurin by S. D. Tower (Eos)
The Fifth Ring by Mitchell Graham (Eos)
Impossible Places by Alan Dean Foster (Del Ray)


Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (Viking)
Utopia by Lincoln Child (Doubleday)

Romance and Women's Fiction

Duchess in Love by Eloisa James (Avon Books)
Lord of the Dark Sun by Stobie Piel (Love Spell)
Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey (William Morrow)


Pen & Sword by Ed Offley (Marion Street Press)
The Writer's Guide to Selling Your Screenplay by Cynthia Whitcomb (The Writer Books)

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