The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 3, Issue 6.

In This Issue:

Talking Romance With Christina Dodd
Listen in on our chat with New York Times bestselling romance novelist Christina Dodd, author of A Well Favored Gentleman (Avon, 1998), The Runaway Princess (Avon, 1999), and her most recent release, Someday My Prince (Avon, 1999). Known for their passionate love scenes and snappy dialogue, Christina's award-winning books are a perennial favorite with both readers and critics alike. Christina shares her story of how she made the move from engineering draftsman to mother to bestselling author in this candid interview.

A Conversation With Susan Wittig Albert
After a successful career in academia, Susan Wittig Albert shocked friends and acquaintances when she decided to leave it all behind to write novels. Now this author of the popular China Bayles herbal mystery series is living the life she's always dreamed of in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to the China Bayles series, she has also written over 80 novels with her writing partner and husband, Bill Albert. Susan talked with us about the current China Bayles mystery, Chile Death (Berkley, 1998), how she created her popular heroine, and even gives some great tips for writing with a partner.

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, nonfiction, computers/web design, fantasy/SF, romance, writing and children's.

More Help for Aspiring Songwriters
In her article, "Do-It-Yourself Music Publishing - Part III," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her ongoing series for beginning songwriters. You've written the song, you have your demo, now how do you present your package to a music publisher? In Part III, Mary shows you how to get your demo noticed.

Writing Sketch Comedy That Sells
Have you Always Dreamed of Writing Television Comedy? Let Brian Luff of Planet Comedy be your guide. In his article, "Writing Sketch Comedy That Sells," you'll learn the basic types of sketch comedy, how to approach a sketch, and what to avoid when writing for television.

Give Your Writing Buzz Appeal
In her article, "Give Your Writing Buzz Appeal," novelist and biographer Anne Hart shares her secrets for giving your manuscript that "buzz" that can help get it noticed.

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