June 1998 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 6.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Nora Roberts
This month we had the privilege of speaking with international and New York Times bestselling author and publishing phenomenon Nora Roberts. Nora candidly discusses her writing, the greatest challenge she has faced in her career and her latest bestseller, Homeport, an exciting tale of suspense set in the international art world.

Interview with Leslie O'Kane
Listen in as we talk with mystery novelist Leslie O'Kane, author of the popular Molly Masters series from Ballantine. Leslie talks about her latest book, The Cold Hard Fax (Fawcett Gold Medal, 1998), how she created her popular heroine and gives advice to writers hoping to get that first mystery novel published.

Interview with Judith Appelbaum
What does it really take to get published in today's market? Do new authors really have to be mediagenic? What can published authors do to help their careers? Find out in this interview with Judith Appelbaum, the former Managing Editor of Publishers Weekly and author of the industry classic, How to Get Happily Published (HarperCollins, 1998), which just came out in its fifth edition. Judith gives some practical advice that can help you land that publishing contract.

Is "Show, Not Tell" really the best advice for beginning writers?
British crime novelist Alex Keegan doesn't think so. Come hear his point of view on this classic writing advice -- and why it doesn't always work -- in the first of a two part series, entitled, "Seduction, Not Instruction."

Jump Start Your Online Research
Stuck on a research project for that new book or article? Overwhelmed by the task of searching the entire World Wide Web for what you want? In "Jump Start Your Online Research", Greg Knollenberg continues his research series which began last month with the article, "Effective Use of Search Engines." This month explores other alternatives to traditional search engines which can expand your Internet research capabilities.

How to Create a Character Profile
Need some help creating and keeping track of your fictional characters? The Lazy ScholarTM returns this month. In "Creating a Character Profile", he shows you the easy way to create and keep track of the characteristics that make for full, well-rounded characters.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Bashi, Elephant Baby by Theresa Radcliffe, Illustrated by John Butler
I Have Heard of a Land by Joyce Carol Thomas, Illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Paddington Bear: All Day by Michael Bond, pictures by R.W. Alley.
Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (adapted), Illustrations by Mary Collier.

Computers/Web Design

Net Results: Web Marketing That Works by USWeb and Rick E. Bruner.
Teach Yourself Excel 97 by Jennifer Fulton.
Teach Yourself SQL in 24 hours by Ryan K. Stephens and Ronald R. Phew.
Using the Internet by Barbara Kasser.


The Presence by John Saul.
Sword Born by Jennifer Roberson.
The Uncanny by Andrew Klavan

General Fiction

The Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon.
Thrill by Jackie Collins.


The Butter Did It by Phyllis Richman.
Cook's Night Out by Joanne Pence.
Death, Lies and Apple Pies by Valerie S. Malmont.
Going Out in Style by Joyce Christmas.
Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb.
Killer Calories by G.A. McKevett.
Murder Take Two by Charlene Weir.
Reaper by Ben Mezrich.
The Silent Cradle by Margaret Cuthbert.
Trouble in the Town Hall by Jeanne M. Dams.
You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark.
Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey.


Africa by John Reader
Marriage Shock by Dalma Heyn.
Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Cookbook by The Pillsbury Co.
Proven Proposal Strategies to Win More Business by Herman Holtz
Skin: Head to Toe Tips for Health and Beauty by Charles B. Inlander and Janet Worsley Norwood.


Love Heals All by Leslie Brannen
A Promise Given by Samantha James
Rough Around the Edges by Dee Holmes, Stephanie Laurens and Eileen Wilks
Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
Sharp Edges by Jayne Ann Krentz


Creating Character Emotions by Ann Hood.
Roget's Super Thesaurus by Marc McCutcheon.
Strictly Murder: A Writer's Guide to Criminal Homicide by Martin Roth.
The Writer's Digest Handbook of Novel Writing by the editors of Writer's Digest.
Writing Articles About the World Around You by Marcia Yudkin.

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