November 1997 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 1, Issue 4.

In This Issue:

Interview with Chicago Tribune Editor Howard Tyner
Will anyone be reading the newspaper in 2007? How can the Internet give journalists an edge when job hunting? Listen in our our conversation with Vice-president and Editor of the Chicago Tribune Howard Tyner as he gives us a behind the scenes look at the media powerhouse and shares his insights on the journalism of tomorrow.

IntellectualCapital: Interview with Pete du Pont
Will the Internet play a role in the next U.S. presidential election? Will big government destroy the Internet? Former Delaware governor and Editor of the bipartisan political web mazazine Pete du Pont talks to us about the Internet as a force for social, political and economic change and takes on the tough questions about internet taxation, the government's prohibition of the sale of encryption technology, and what he feels he's accomplished with his innovative and controversial ezine.

Interview with Herb Boyd
Are Black authors being treated fairly in the publishing industry? Can the Internet be a force for positive social change? Come visit with Herb Boyd, author, educator and Editor of The Black World Today, the online publication whose mission is to provide news coverage of particular pertinence to people of color. He spoke with us about his award-winning book, Brotherman, his love for teaching and for jazz and his thoughts about the role the Internet can play in society.

Plotting is a Seven Letter Word
Popular British crime novelist Alex Keegan is back with advice on why you should avoid plotting your novels.

Spend a Few Bucks, Make a Million
Screenwriter and author Skip Press tells it like it is in the rough and tumble world of a screenwriter in Hollywood. In his new article Press gives us the lowdown on the recent Hollywood Film Festival and gives screenwriters valuable advice on how to get the most out of the Internet.

Breaking Through Writer's Block
Writer's Block got you down? Troy Hughes shares his secrets for breaking through this dreaded writer's affliction.

The Internet: A Force for Uniting the Arts
Publisher of Poetic Express Mary Lowry-Buechler demonstrates an unexpected side effect of the electronic revolution: the uniting of arts communities worldwide.

Book Reviews

Our expanded Book Review section is here! Check out our new reviews this month in these genres: mysteries, thrillers, general nonfiction, computers, horror, fantasy and writing.

Computers/Web Design

Designing with Style Sheets, Tables and Frames by Molly E. Holzschlag, edited by Laura Lemay.


Touched By the Gods by Lawrence Watt-Evans.

General Non-Fiction

Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America, edited by Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen.


Desperation by Stephen King.
Phantoms by Dean Koontz.


Downsized to Death by Joyce Christmas.
The Grilling Season by Diane Mott Davidson.
No Remorse by James D. Brewer.
The Toyotomi Blades by Dale Furutani.


Neanderthal by John Dalton.


How To Write Your Novel by Margaret Chittenden.
Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents 1998-1999 by Jeff Herman

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