January 1999 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 3, Issue 1.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Janet Evanovich
Listen in on our conversation with bestselling author Janet Evanovich, whose Stephanie Plum mystery series consistently receives rave reviews and delights her legions of fans. After making it as a successful romance novelist, she turned her hand to the mystery genre with great success. Janet chats with us about how she created her popular bounty-hunting protagonist, Stephanie Plum, how she survived the years when all she received was rejection slips and how aspiring writers can find the courage to keep going in the face of today's difficult publishing market.

Talking Poetry With Chantelle Bentley
Poets won't want to miss our interview with Chantelle Bentley, Editor of the 1999 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books, 1998), the crucial market guide for getting your poems published. Chantelle gives us an inside look at what it takes to get this mammoth resource to print each year and shares some invaluable dos and don't for poets hoping to see their work published.

Be Your Own Editor - Part I
How do you edit your own work? This month British Crime author Alex Keegan takes on this crucial skill in the first of a continuing series.

Are We There Yet?
You've got the book contract; you can relax, right? Actually, getting the contract is just the beginning of a long road for new authors hoping to hit the bestseller lists. In his article, "Are We There Yet?" Anthony award-nominated novelist and Puliter Prize-nominated journalist Martin J. Smith shares the trials and tribulations of last summer's Dads Tour in this engaging tale of book promotion that no author will want to miss.

Internet Research Resources for Science Fiction Writers
Need some inspiration for that next SF novel? Wondering how to check your facts about space travel or the symptoms of the latest horrific disease? The Internet is a treasure trove of resources for the science fiction writer. Let Greg Knollenberg be your guide in his article entitled, "Internet Research Resources for Science Fiction Writers."

Book Reviews

Computers/Web Design

The Internet The Rough Guide 1999 by Angus J. Kennedy.


The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells.
Princess Bride by William Goldman.
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman.
The Wild Hunt : Vengeance Moon by Jocelin Foxe.

General Fiction

Perfect Agreement by Michael Downing.


Bait by C.J. Songer
Blood Work by Michael Connelly.
Canine Crimes edited by Jeffrey Marks.
Deck the Halls with Murder by Valerie Wolzien.
Eat, Drink and Be Wary by Tamar Myers.
The Eleventh Plague by John S. Marr, M.D., and John Baldwin.
Malice in Miniature by Jeanne M. Dams
The Silent Cry by Anne Perry.
Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman.


Bed and Breakfast USA by Peggy Ackerman.
Confessions of a Window Dresser by Simon Doonan.
Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology by Philip Wilkinson.
The Neatest Little Guide to Personal Finance by Jason Kelly.
A Thyme to Remember by the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance.
Ultimate Bread by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno.
What Would Jefferson Say by Garrett Ward Sheldon


Her Norman Conqueror by Malia Martin.
Highland Scoundrel by Lois Greiman.
The Last Highlander by Claire Cross.

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