September 1997 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 1, Issue 2.

In This Issue:

Interview With Tom Parker
How does Pulitzer Prize nominee Tom Parker create his characters? Do writing courses really help aspiring authors? Acclaimed author of Anna, Ann, Annie and of the bestselling Dave Winfield: A Player's Story, Tom Parker, chats with us about writing a great short story, common mistakes beginning writers make, and how he created his heroine, Annie.

Interview With Joyce Christmas
Has the mystery genre gotten too gruesome? How does one go about becoming a mystery author? Popular mystery author, Macavity Award nominee, and former Associate Editor for The Writer magazine, Joyce Christmas, shares her thoughts about changes in the publishing industry, writing mystery novels, and much more.

Basic Copyright Concepts for Writers
Claire White sheds a little legal light on this important subject for authors.

Writers' Groups -- Are They Worth Your Time and Money?
Greg Knollenberg explores the world of writers' groups and reports back on whether you should invest your time and money.

Beginner -- Don't Write That Novel!
Popular British crime novelist Alex Keegan shares his secrets with the beginninng writer who is determined to write that first novel.

"Dulce Et Decorum Est" -- A Literary Writer's and a Dramatist's Point of View
Mika Teachout and Troy Hughes examine this moving poem by Wilfred Owen from two opposing viewpoints and offer insight on how to write effective poetry. Read the literary writer's perspective here and the dramatist's persective here. With whom will you agree?

This Month's Spotlight On...OMNI Magazine
Our "Spotlight On..." feature showcases a different online publication each issue. This month's spotlight is on OMNI Magazine, the premier science, science fiction and horror publication. Senior Editor/Fiction Editor and Executive Producer for OMNI VISIONS Ellen Datlow gives us a peek at the inner workings of this legendary science and sci-fi giant.

Book Review
Check out our new book review feature. This month's review is of the Writer's Guide To Magazine Editors and Publishers by Judy Mandell

Bored? Looking for something fun to do?
Check out our new Events Calendar to keep up with the latest writing events!

Interactive Poll Results
Review the results of last month's reader poll: On-line or Online? Is the hyphen obsolete? See what our readers thought.

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