The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 5, Issue 9.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Lawrence Block
Don't miss our exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling novelist and screenwriter Lawrence Block, author of Hit List (William Morrow) and his latest Matthew Scudder book, Hope to Die (William Morrow). With his wry sense of humor, his rapier wit and his way with words, Block is one of America's most popular and versatile authors. In this exclusive interview, he talks with us about Hope to Die, the evolution of Matt Scudder, and what aspiring writers really need to know about the life of an author.

A Conversation With Tess Gerritsen
You would certainly never know it to look at the beautiful and talented Tess Gerritsen that she routinely spends time in the mindset of a deranged serial killer. But that's exactly what the doctor turned New York Times bestselling novelist did for her latest novel, The Surgeon (Ballantine), a gripping tale of a brilliant female doctor who is stalked by "The Surgeon": a serial killer who operates on his female patients while they are still alive. Tess spoke with us about her move from doctor to bestselling novelist, and how she's evolved as a writer since her first book was published.

Mothers Who Write: Juliana Baggott
In her ongoing series about Mothers Who Write, Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. talks with Julianna Baggott, critically-acclaimed poet and author. Julianna's latest novel is Girl Talk (Simon and Schuster), which Publishers Weekly describes as: "[A] touching coming of age story." In this frank interview, Julianna talks about her new book, her rise to fame, and how she juggles an active family life with her life as a busy author.

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, mystery/thrillers, nonfiction, romance, fantasy/sf, computers/software and writing.

The Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #9
This month nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her exciting new series of articles, entitled "The Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions on the Business of Songwriting." The second article, #9 in the countdown, is one that no songwriter should miss. It answers the all-important question: When and how do I copyright my lyrics and/or songs?

Magazines vs. Newspapers: What Kind of Writer Are You?
If you're considering a career as a freelancer or a full-time employee for a newspaper or magazine, you won't want to miss Carolyn Burch's article "Magazines vs. Newspapers: What Kind of Writer Are You?" Carolyn examines these two very different kinds of writing, and gives insider tips on how you can break into these two markets.

Understanding Electronic Publishing: Part II
Chris Van Buren and Jeff Cogswell, authors of Poor Richard's Creating E-books (Top Floor) give us an overview of the epublishing phenomenon and describe some of the available options in this second of their fascinating and informative two-part article.

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