March 2000 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 4, Issue 3.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Raymond Feist
This month we had the privilege of speaking with New York Times and London Times bestselling fantasy novelist Raymond Feist. Author of Faerie Tale and the immensely popular RiftWar series, Feist is known for his skill with characterization and the exciting sense of adventure that he instills in his books. He spoke with us about his latest novels set in the fantasy world of Midkemia, Krondor: The Betrayal and Krondor: The Assassins (Avon Eos), how he got his start as an author, and gives some great advice for aspiring writers.

A Conversation With Anne Lesley Groell
Fantasy author Anne Lesley Groell knows the publishing industry from inside and out. The author of the popular Cloak and Dagger fantasy series is also an editor at Bantam Spectra, where she edits such authors as George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Connie Willis, and John Marco. Anne spoke with us about her latest fantasy/adventure novel, Cauldron of Iniquity (Roc), and gives us the straight scoop on what not to put in a query letter to a publisher.

Insider Tricks to Getting Published: Part I
Interested in the inside scoop on how to get your manuscript accepted for publication? Let Jeff Herman, New York literary agent and author of the 2000-2001 Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents (Prima Publishing) and You Can Make it Big Writing Books (Prima Publishing), show you the way in this first of a two-part excerpt from the Writer's Guide.

Build-A-Song Part III: Freeflow
In her article, "Build-A-Song Part III: Freeflow," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her advice on building a song from the ground up in this third in her series on songwriting.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

The Drums of Noto Hanto by J. Alison James, Illustrations by Tsukushi
Great Dinosaur Atlas by William Lindsay, Illustrated by Giuliano Fornari
The Hobbit, A 3-D Pop-Up Adventure by J.R.R. Tolkien, Illustrated by John Howe
Morning, Noon and Night by Craighead George, Paintings by Wendel Minor
Sir Stalwart: Book One of The King's Daggers by Dave Duncan

Computer Books

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Health and Fitness by Joan Price and Shannon Entin
HTML The Definitive Guide by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy
JavaScript The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan
Peter Norton's Guide to Access 2000 Programming by Peter Norton and Virginia Andersen
QuickBooks Pro Quick Reference by Glenda L. Friesen


The Fourth World by Dennis Danvers
The Garden of the Stone by Victoria Strauss
The Sorcerer's Gun by Peter Garrison


The Brethren by John Grisham
Evan Help Us by Rhys Bowen
Irish Tenure by Ralph McInerny
Ransom Unpaid by Fred Hunter
Smoke Screen by Marianne Macdonald
Vector by Robin Cook
Void Moon by Michael Connelly
Who Killed Blanche DuBois? by Carole Bugge


Change Your Life by Becky Tirabassi
Getting Started in Sales Consulting by Herman Holtz
Guilt-Free Frying by Barry Bluestein and Kevin Morrissey
Steven Raichlen's High-Flavor, Low-Fat Mexican Cooking by Steven Raichlen


Dove's Way by Linda Francis Lee
Enemy Within by Christiane Heggan
The Forbidden Garden by Tracy Fobes
My True Love by Karen Ranney


Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers by Tad Crawford
Escaping Into the Open by Elizabeth Berg
The User Manual Manual by Michael Bremer
Word Court by Barbara Wallraff
You Can Write a Romance by Rita Clay Estrada and Rita Gallagher

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