The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 9, Issue 6.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Richard Cox
Author Richard Cox has been writing short stores since he was 11 years old. His father was in the oil business, and it wasn't until he discovered Stephen King that he realized that one might actually make a living writing fiction. During the day, he's part of the web team at multinational giant Hilti, Inc. But at night, Richard works on his other career as a novelist. His latest book is The God Particle (Del Rey), a heart-pounding SF thriller in which two men's lives collide. One is a wealthy auto exec who sees things no one else can see after he has brain surgery, and the other is a brilliant physicist who is working on finding the elusive Higgs boson. The book, which is getting excellent reviews, explores the relationship between science and religion set against a backdrop of intrigue and suspense. In this exclusive interview, Richard speaks to us about his lifelong dream of being a writer, and why he wanted to address the controversial issue of science vs. religion. He also gives some great advice to aspiring writers.

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, fantasy/SF, mystery/thriller and romance.

Rhyme or Reason: Part 5
In her latest article, Mary Dawson the CEO of CQK Music & Records continues her series on rhymes. In this fifth installment of the series, Mary examines three language devices that can add color and flair to your lyrics: Anaphora, Assonance and Alliteration.

How to Write a Book When You Have a Job, Kids, or Your Life is Otherwise Crazed
Kate White, the author of Over Her Dead Body (Warner Books) and editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, offers suggestions on how to find that precious time to write even when your life is already overflowing with parenting and working. Kate shares her best time management secrets for fitting writing into your busy schedule, like thinking up plot ideas while in front of the toaster.

Five Tips to Avoiding Total Disaster as a Novelist
Kris Saknussemm, author of Zanesville (Villard), offers five tips to help writers learn what to do and what not to do in order to succeed. Do writers really need to collect little bits of triva and weird statistics? Should you "write about what you know" or not? Find out in Saknussemm's helpful article.

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