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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.

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 fiction, nonfiction, computers/web design, fantasy/SF and romance.

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.

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.

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."

Need some inspiration for that next crime or mystery novel? Wondering how to write convincingly about police procedure, handguns or autopsies?
The Net has revolutionized research for mystery and crime writers. Let Greg Knollenberg be your guide in his article entitled, "Internet Research Resources for Mystery and Crime Writers."






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