October 1998 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 2, Issue 9.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Martin J. Smith
This month we had the pleasure of speaking with award-winning journalist, former Editor of Orange Coast Magazine and crime fiction novelist, Martin J. Smith, whose first book, Time Release, was nominated for an Anthony Award. Martin spoke with us about his latest book, Shadow Image (Jove, 1998) which is the second in the critically acclaimed series starring psychologist and memory expert Dr. Jim Christensen, talks about his experiences as a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and gives advice for those just starting out in the field.

A Conversation With Sujata Massey
We spoke with the Agatha-winning novelist who got her start with an unpublished author's writing grant from Malice Domestic and hasn't looked back since. Also nominated for an Anthony Award for her first novel, The Salaryman's Wife, Sujata talks with us about her latest book, Zen Attitude (HarperCollins, 1998) and how she created her popular amateur sleuth, Rei Shimura.

Finding the Discipline to Write
Stephen J. Cannell, Emmy-Award winning writer/producer and bestselling author of The Plan, Final Victim, King Con and the new release Riding the Snake (Morrow, Oct., 1998) shares his thoughts on how to find the time and inspiration to write in this excerpt from his lecture for his upcoming writing seminar.

Are the rejection slips for your writing submissions piling up?
Popular British crime author Alex Keegan explores every writer's worst fear -- rejection -- and demonstrates how a little rejection can do wonders for your career.

Ever thought about self-publishing?
This month author Jane Bussard shares her experiences on this timely topic in her article, "Navigating the Maze of Self-Publishing."

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.
Five Little Pumpkins Pictures by Dan Yaccarino.
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly by Juan Felipe Herrera, drawings by Karen Barbour.
The Spooky Halloween Surprise by Suzy-Jane Turner.

Computers/Web Design

CGI for Commerce by Gunther Birznicks and Selena Sol.
Dynamic HTML Web Magic by Jeff Rouyer.
HTML Web Magic by Raymond Pirouz.
Using HTML 4 by Lee Anne Phillips.
Web Commerce Cookbook by Gordon McComb.


Departures by Harry Turtledove
The Great War: American Front by Harry Turtledove.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
Parallelities by Alan Dean Foster.
Scent of Magic by Andre Norton.

General Fiction

The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope.


A Bone of Contention by Susanna Gregory.
A Darker Shade of Crimson by Pamela Thomas-Graham.
Dead Beat and Deadly by Margaret Chittenden.
Death at the Crossroads by Dale Furutani.
Death of a Dentist by M.C. Beaton.
Death of a Dustbunny by Christine T. Jorgensen.
Emperor Norton's Ghost by Dianne Day.
Murder Crops Up by Lora Roberts.
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton.
No Escape by James Brewer.
Riding the Snake by Stephen J. Cannell.


The Atlas of Archaeology by Mick Aston & Tim Taylor.
Essential World Atlas by DK Publishing.
Money Club by Marilyn Crockett and Diane Terman Felenstine with Dale Burg.
Tripod's Tools for Life by Matt Goldberg.


Shades of Gray by Vicki Hinze.
Stranger in my Arms by Lisa Kleypas.
To Tame a Renegade by Connie Mason.


Idea Catcher by Story Press
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein.
The Writer's Guide to Everday Life in Regency and Victorian England by Kristine Hughes.
Writing the Short Story by Jack M. Bickham.
You Can Get Published by Peggy Teeters.

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