February 2006 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 10, Issue 2.

In This Issue:

Comfort Zone: Enter at Your Own Risk by Mary Dawson
What's more dangerous for a songwriter than the dreaded writer's block? Mary Dawson says it's the Comfort Zone -- not writer's block -- that songwriters should be worried about. The president of CQK Records & Music explains what to watch out for in her new article "Comfort Zone: Enter at Your Own Risk."

Tips from a Slush Pile Find: How One Writer Got an Agent by Ronlyn Domingue
Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Mercy of Thin Air (Atria) (which is nominated for the 2006 SIBA Book Award in Fiction) is often asked how she got an agent. The real answer is: perseverance. In her Author Essay, Ronlyn shares her secrets for landing a great agent who can land the book deal you've been dreaming of.

Searching for the Sisters by Sally Beauman
In the gripping new novel The Sisters Mortland (Warner Books), the summer of 1967 changes everything for three sisters. In this Author Essay, Sally Beauman takes readers behind the scenes to see how she came up with the plot and how she turned her initial idea into a novel.

Book Reviews

Children's/Young Adult

Children of the Lamp by P.B. Kerr (Scholastic)
The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon) by D.J. MacHale (Aladdin)


The Wave by Walter Mosely (Warner Books)


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Letters and Memos (2nd ed, book and CD-Rom) by Tom Gorman (Alpha Books)
The Triple Whammy Cure by David Edelberg, MD (Free Press)


7 Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly (Simon and Schuster)
Pursuit by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza (Henry Holt)

Romance and Women's Fiction

Blood Moon Over Britain by Morag McKendrick Pippin (Leisure Books)
The Manolo Matrix by Julie Kenner (Simon & Schuster)
Let It Be Love by Victoria Alexander (Avon)

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