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We spoke with the Agatha-winning novelist who got her start with an unpublished author's writing grant from Malice Domestic and hasn't looked back since.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.

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 books, mysteries, thrillers, general fiction, nonfiction, computers/web design, fantasy/SF and romance.

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."

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