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

In This Issue:

Talking Tolkien With Thomas Shippey
When Peter Jackson needed expert help to teach the actors in The Lord of the Rings to speak the Elvish languages created by J.R.R. Tolkien, he called Professor Thomas Shippey, the world's foremost J.R.R. Tolkien scholar. The author of The Road to Middle Earth, Dr. Shippey's latest release is J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (Houghton Mifflin), a fascinating look at why Tolkien deserves the title of author of the century, despite some critics' dismissal of his works. Professor Shippey spoke to us about the challenges of bringing Tolkien's languages to the screen, and why he believes that Tolkien is our most underrated author.

A Conversation With Christine Feehan
New York Times bestselling romance novelist Christine Feehan has garnered legions of fans with her twist on the traditional vampire tale. Her Carpathians are vampire hunters who protect the human race from the undead. Known for her imaginative settings, vivid characterizations and steamy passion, Christine is racking up PEARL awards and rave reviews with each new book. Her latest book in the series is Dark Legend (Love Spell). Christine spoke with us about her road to publishing success, how she creates her compelling characters, and why she loves the dark side of romance writing.

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: children's, computers, mystery/thrillers, nonfiction, romance, fantasy/SF and writing.

The Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #6
This month nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her exciting series of articles, entitled "The Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions on the Business of Songwriting." The fourth article, #6 in the countdown, answers the question: How can I get my song to a specific artist?

A Horse of a Different Color
Writers often feel different from other people. In her latest article, Carolyn Burch explores how being different from other people is actually as asset for a working writer. Let Carolyn show you how to release your inner artist and get inspired in your writing.

Ethics of Technical Publishing: Trust Yourself
Technical writers sometimes face some sticky ethical questions in their business. When upper management asks you to falsify the authorship of an article, or to give unauthorized credit to someone who doesn't deserve it, what do you do? Jay Delms explores this ethical dilemma in his article, "Ethics of Technical Publishing: Trust Yourself".

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