The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 1.
In This Issue:What does it take to become a bestselling romance and mystery author? What are the most disturbing trends in the publishing industry today?
Popular romance and mystery novelist Margaret "Meg" Chittenden shares her thoughts with us about writing in different genres, the worst mistakes beginning writers make, her latest book Dead Men Don't Dance and how she created her popular new mystery series starring amateur sleuth Charlie Plato.
What is it like to be the first Asian American to win a major mystery award? How do you juggle a successful business career with a love of writing?
Come listen in on our chat with Dale Furutani, whose first mystery novel, Death in Little Tokyo was nominated for an Agatha award and won a Macavity and Anthony award as Best First Mystery Novel. Dale talked to us about the prejudice he encountered growing up as an Asian American when the memory of World War II was still alive in the U.S., and how he came to achieve both corporate and artistic success.
What are the hottest tickets on Broadway today? Will more shows be hitting the road in 1998?
Come hear what Robert Viagas, the Managing Editor of Playbill On-Line has to say about the theatre today and what it's like to manage the preeminent theatre site on the Web.
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, general nonfiction, computers/web design, fantasy/horror, romance, SF and, of course, all the latest writing books.
Dialogue -- A Few Sins and a Sinner
Popular British crime novelist Alex Keegan lets us in on his methods for writing interesting, believable dialogue -- a crucial skill every writer must learn.
How to Make Money in Technical Writing
Peter Kent, author of the bestselling Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet (Que) and Making Money in Technical Writing (MacMillan Publishing) shares his secrets for breaking into this lucrative field.
Frustrated by your children's lack of good writing skills? Looking for something to give them an edge later in life?
Montessori teacher Sarah Reaves White reveals how and why children should be taught Shakespeare -- before they reach high school.
There's nothing a freelance writer hates more than interruptions, right?
Freelance writer Bridget Becker gives tips on how you can use everyday interruptions and irritations to further your career in her article "Turn Time Wasters into Articles".
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