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IN WRITING CONTENTS December, 2012

INside CHUCKLES
The Writer At Work

The Writer At Work
The Writer At Work Cartoon
By Richard Krzemien


INside Scoop
Hecklers And Helpers
Julie A. Pierce Get IN here! The gang's all aboard and we've saved you a seat! Our July edition is hot and full of writing information to help jump start your creative vehicle and shift it into high gear.
By Julie A. Pierce


ON THE COVER
From Dentistry To Detectives
Faye Kellerman New York Times best-selling Author Faye Kellerman returns with her acclaimed characters Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus in Burnt House. IN presents this insightful interview into the author's life.
By Julie A. Pierce and Rowdy Rhodes


ON THE COVER
The Burnt House (Excerpt)
The Burnt House WestAir flight 1324, took off from Burbank Airport its final destination, San Jose. Forty-seven seconds later, it plunged from the sky into a three-story apartment house, the explosion so great that it was heard five miles away.
By Faye Kellerman


INside AUTHORS
INtroducing . . .
Author Snapshots From war-torn Lebanon and a shared house in England sprout this month's determined and dedicated writers. With compulsion to write and determination to be published, George Elias Afara and Kate Rigby share their insights.
By Penelope Jensen


COLUMNS
IN Her Own Write

Writers' Conferences?
In Her Own Write Do you really need to go? What will you and won't you really get out of a conference? Anne's been there; she spills the beans.
By Anne R. Allen


COLUMNS
INscribe

The Last Quill
Bitter Quill Time to say goodbye to one of our columnists. Jennifer reflects on her experience with IN and looks forward to more time with her novels.
By Jennifer Edelson


COLUMNS
Pen IN Hand

Get A Clue
Pen In HandTry out the different areas of writing. Dabble, investigate, be curious. Discover what it is that you want to write. What appeals to you is probably what you'll be good at.
By Peggy Bechko


COLUMNS
Write On!

Write Form
Write OnSitting at the casino waiting for his badge and first stint as a dealer, Ken Robinson considers the differences of various writing forms: novel, screenplay or script, and stage play.
By Ken Robinson


COLUMNS
INstruction

Writing INterruptus
INstruction Life will interrupt your writing. There are things that will demand your attention. Dealing with "writing interruptus" is a matter of attitude.
By Helen Dunn Frame


WRITER'S LIFE
Fiction

Remember The Reader
Be aware of the rhythm and pace of your writing. Create a balanced combination of narration, dialogue, and environmental detail.
By Bev Walton-Porter


WRITER'S LIFE
Nonfiction

Part I: Researching Nonfiction
Research is a significant part of any writing project. The nonfiction book demands research of large proportions. In Part I, Carol Adrienne, Ph.D. gives us a glimpse into how she pulls together the web of research that meshes into a book.
By Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.


WRITER'S LIFE
Screen & Stage

Lingua Scriptus
Convey accuracy of expression with universal metaphors, engaging the audience in seemingly unfamiliar worlds with what is universally familiar to all humans.
By J.R. Kambak


WRITER'S LIFE
Poetry

Writing Poems
Writing a poem can seem like a real challenge. How do you even begin? Start with a story and focus the images to build a your poem.
By Stan Grimes


TOOL KIT
Top 10 Resources

Top 10: Outlandish
Words can be deceptive. Let your own eyes and experience tell you the truth, and then pick the right words to tell the story you want.
By Char Milbrett


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

Neubauer's Nuggets
Is there any point to going to book festivals as a self-published author? What do you do if the editor interested in your book moves houses on you while you're still developing the book you thought she would wok on? No worries; Joan's got answers.
By Joan Neubauer


TOOL KIT
Features

Part II: Early Elementary Picture Books
A story map and some general industry information about each genre will set you on your way to creating successful early elementary picture books. Here we conclude the overview.
By Marjorie Allen


TOOL KIT
Book Reviews

Book Reviews - July
Trying your hand at chick lit or poetry? Getting impatient with your attempts at fiction? Here are three books to pull you up and set you straight.
By Anthony Ackerley


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Hallowed Hallows
She finished writing the book alone in a hotel room, downed half a bottle of champagne from the mini bar in one gulp, and went home feeling devastated.
By Mark London


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

The Golden Years Of Young Adult Fiction
The popularity of the young adult genre has had a resurgence. Two authors in the genre shed some light on the trend.
By G. Kyle White


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Can Your Day Job Inspire Your Writing?
Let the day job be your opportunity for paid research. Look to the daily adventure as a field trip to the zoo of humanity.
By Dr. Liz Hardy


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Writing For Chicken Soup
The folks that publish the Chicken Soup series of books are always accepting submissions for upcoming titles. Let the titles inspire you to share your experience in essay form.
By Debra Weaver


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

LA Author Takes Her Plea To Oprah
A book with a soundtrack? The idea was rejected by the traditional New York publishers. This author has taken it to Oprah and the reading public. What's your opinion?
By IN House Staff


TOOL KIT
Global Offerings

Events - July 2007
IN provides a worldwide listing of writer-related events
By IN House Staff


INside CHUCKLES
Bill The Bard

Bill The Bard
Bill The Bard : Shakespeare In The New Millennium
By Robert Denton and Rowdy Rhodes


INside CHUCKLES
The Writer At Work

The Writer At Work
The Writer At Work Cartoon
By Richard Krzemien


INside Scoop
Straight To The Good Stuff
Julie A. Pierce Another great edition of content wrapped up and waiting to be devoured by you.
By Julie A. Pierce


ON THE COVER
Man Of Mystery
George ChesbroEnter the world of George C. Chesbro to understand that fiction grows best in the dark, like mushrooms. Plant your seeds of imagination, water regularly, and watch them thrive.
By Julie A. Pierce and Rowdy Rhodes


ON THE COVER
An Affair Of Sorcerers
An Affair Of SorcerersI didn't want to die that way, and I tried not to think of the deadly germs coursing through my system at that very moment, being carried by my bloodstream toward my brain.
By George C. Chesbro


INside AUTHORS
INtroducing . . .
Author Snapshots For these two authors writing has always been an imperative. Graduating from scribbles to writing real words was the first step in finding readers.
By Penelope Jensen and Steve Neubauer


COLUMNS
IN Her Own Write

Writing The Dreaded Synopsis
In Her Own Write Don't let the synopsis portion of submitting your work to publishers stand in your way. Understanding what the synopsis really is and following a standard format will set you on the right road.
By Anne R. Allen


COLUMNS
INscribe

Done At Last!
Bitter Quill Jennifer Edelson finds that she needs deadlines, preferably those held fast by an outside force. Without the defined end goal, she's lost in a never-ending field of editing and rewriting.
By Jennifer Edelson


COLUMNS
Pen IN Hand

How Not To Query
Pen In Hand Avoid these 10 mistakes to enhance your chances with an editor or agent. Bottom line is be professional and to the point.
By Peggy Bechko


COLUMNS
Pen IN Hand

Blown To Hell (Excerpt)
Blown To Hell"Easing away from the edge of the windwagon, Chance was keeping a wary eye on the Comanche warrior, preferring to let the kid facing him make the first move."
By Peggy Bechko


COLUMNS
Write On!

Why Be A Writer?
Write OnYou do it for the money and fame, right? It can be, but Ken Robinson points out some other good reasons to hang in there with your writing while also keeping afloat.
By Ken Robinson


COLUMNS
INstruction

Photos Increase Sales
INstructionPump up your content with photos. With all the information available on the Internet and the fact that it costs nothing to delete the photos you don't like, click away with confidence.
By Helen Dunn Frame


WRITER'S LIFE
Fiction

Making It Real
Joyce Faulkner gives us a tour of three I's that can add reality to your fiction. Pull these elements from the original sources of your research and use them to infuse your fiction with real life.
By Joyce Faulkner


WRITER'S LIFE
Nonfiction

Rediscover Your Passion
Sometimes you just need a change of heart, a change of space, and a reminder of what you were signing up for at the start. Reconnect with your passion.
By Kimberly Dawn Wells


WRITER'S LIFE
Screen & Stage

Part II: The Script's Key Plot Points
In Part II of this two-part series, J.R. Kambak helps you deliver a solidly portrayed resolve, driving home the heart of the issue at stake.
By J.R. Kambak


WRITER'S LIFE
Poetry

The Mind Of A Poet
The inexplicable clarity of the poet's senses and mind are explored. The art of painting pictures and drawing out succinct emotion with words these are the poetic talents.
By Stan Grimes





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