May 1999 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 3, Issue 5.

In This Issue:

A Converstion With Lev Raphael
Don't miss our chat with award-winning literary and mystery novelist Lev Raphael, author of the popular academic mystery series starring English professor Nick Hoffman. His latest book, The Death of a Constant Lover (Walker & Co., 1999) is delighting both critics and fans alike. Lev spoke with us about his move from successful university professor and literary novelist to successful mystery novelist, how he created his popular mystery series, and gives some invaluable advice for aspiring fiction writers.

A Conversation With Martha C. Lawrence
Martha Lawrence enjoyed her work as an editor for Simon and Schuster. But she wasn't really sure she had what it takes to be a successful author herself, after seeing first-hand how difficult the market was. She need not have worried. Her first book, Murder in Scorpio, which starred psychic investigator Dr. Elizabeth Chase, debuted to rave reviews and was short-listed for the Edgar, Agatha and Anthony awards for Best First Mystery. She's never looked back. Listen in on our conversation with Martha as she talks about her latest book, Aquarius Descending (St. Martin's Press, 1999), her life as an editor, her psychic experiences which led to the creation of the Elizabeth Chase series, and what it was like growing up in a haunted house.

The Art of Telling Lies
Do fiction writers illustrate the truth by telling lies? See what British crime and literary novelist Alex Keegan has to say about how writers lie to tell a greater truth, and how this technique can be used to improve your writing.

Cracking the Women's Magazine Market
Would You Like to See Your Work Featured in McCall's, Woman's Day, Ladies Home Journal and the Other Top Women's Magazines? Let Donna Elizabeth Boetig, author of Feminine Wiles: Creative Techniques for Writing Women's Feature Stories That Sell (American West, 1998) be your guide to freelancing success in her article, "Cracking the Women's Magazine Market."

Are You an Aspiring Songwriter?
In her article, "Do-It-Yourself Music Publishing - Part II," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her two part series for beginning songwriters. In Part II she shares valuable tips for getting a demo made of your song.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle.
The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine.
Weetzie Bat, 10th Anniversary Edition by Francesca Lia Block.

Computers/Web Design

designing web graphics.3 by Lynda Weinman.
Javascript 1.3 in 24 Hours by Michael Moncur.
Java 2 in 24 Hours by Rogers Cadenhead.
Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days by Laura Lemay.


Circuit of Heaven by Dennis Danvers.
The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett.


Chile Death by Susan Wittig Albert.
Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb.
Death in Red Lacquer by Jeanne M. Dams.
The Devil in Music by Kate Ross.
The Moche Warrior by Lyn Hamilton.
Movie Cat by Garrison Allen.
Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris.
Vampire Bytes by Linda Grant.


American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation edited by Alan Toogood.
The Complete Guide to Flower Arranging by Jane Packer.
House Styles in America by James C. Massey and Shirley Maxwell.
Myths & Legends by Neil Philip.
Run Away From Fat by Dave Kuehls.


Addie's Knight by Ginny Reyes.
Highland Enchantment by Lois Geiman.
More and More by Stella Cameron.
The Wedding Night by Linda Needham.


Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card.
Feminine Wiles by Donna Elizabeth Boetig.
You Can Write Greeting Cards by Karen Ann Moore.

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