July 1998 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 7.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Stuart Woods
This month we had the privilege of speaking with New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, whose latest exciting Stone Barrington novel is Swimming to Catalina (HarperCollins, 1998). Stuart talked with us about his writing, his lifetime love of sailing and travel and gives us a sneak peek at his new Fall hardcover, Orchid Beach (HarperCollins, 1998).

A Conversation With Jan Burke
How do you go about researching ideas for your next novel? What's the best way to get started in a mystery-writing career? Listen in as we chat with award-winning short-story and mystery novelist Jan Burke, author of the popular Irene Kelley series. Jan spoke to us about her latest book, Liar (HarperCollins, 1998), how she created her popular heroine and gives advice to writers hoping to get that first mystery novel published.

Seduction, Not Instruction -- Part II
British crime novelist Alex Keegan continues his discussion on the classic writing advice -- and why it doesn't always work -- in in this second part of his two-part aticle.

Pushing the Envelope
Having trouble finishing that freelance piece you just know will sell? Is procrastination preventing you from finishing that novel? In "Pushing the Envelope", teacher and freelance writer Bob McCray shares his secrets for beating the procrastination blues and getting that article or novel finished and out the door.

Finding Intelligent Discussion Online
Looking to find some intelligent conversation online? How do you find people to toss around those exciting ideas you have for your next novel? This month Greg Knollenberg shows you how to find the best live events on the Web and how to connect with like-minded people on the Internet in newsgroups, chat rooms, discussion boards and mailing lists.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, Illustrated by Felicia Bond.
Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog Story by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson, Paintings by Cynthia Von Buhler.
Motley the Cat by story by Susannah Amoore, paintings by Mary Feddon.

Computers/Web Design

Forms Interactivity for the World Wide Web by Malcolm Guthrie.
HTML Artistry: More than Code by Ardith Ibanez, Natalie Zee.
Inside Windows NT Server 4 (2nd Ed.) by Drew Heywood.
Redesigning Print for the Web by Dr. Mario R. Garcia.
Web Programming with Perl 5 by Bill Middleton, Brian Deng & Chris Kemp.


The Arm of the Stone by Victoria Strauss.
Jericho Moon by Matthew Woodring Stover.
MEG by Steve Alten.
Night of Glory by Scott Ciencin.
Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

General Fiction

Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding.
Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom by Arianna Huffington.
Misadventures in the (213) by Dennis Hensley.


The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block.
Day of the Dove by Rainer Rey.
Freedom to Kill by John Lindsay.
Gatekeeper by Philip Shelby.
Hocus by Jan Burke.
Judging Time by Leslie Glass.
Liar by Jan Burke.
The Only Good Lawyer by Jeremiah Healy.
Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein.
Shroud for the Archbishop by Peter Tremayne.
Swimming to Catalina by Stuart Woods.
Uncertainty by Michael Larsen.


Burn Rate by Michael Wolff.
Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century by Paul Harrington and Laura Moorhead.
One Digital Day by Rick Smolan.
The Uninvited by Nick Pope


Brighter Than the Sun by Julia Quinn.
To Catch an Heiress by Julia Quinn.
Damask Rose by Haywood Smith.
My Lady in Time by Angie Ray.


The Business Writer's Book of Lists by Mary A DeVries.
The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researches and Journalists by Mary McGuire, Linda Stilborne, Melinda McAdams and Laurel Hyatt
The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery by Jack Remick and Robert J. Ray.
You Can Write Poetry by Jeff Mock

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