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Articles:

     The Best Unfinished Book I've Ever Read
     by Bill Kenower

     Collections
     by Jennifer Paros

     Write It! How to Overcome Roadblocks, Finish Your Project, and
     Get It Out There
     by Brian Mercer

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

Interviews:

     Clive Cussler

     Jen Paros

     Doug Preston

     Nassim Assefi

     Tom Hill - Part 1, Part 2

 

March 2008 Issue:

 

  Articles:

     The Voice
     by Jeff Ayers

     Authors Need Authors
     by Katherine Pryor

     Top 6 Novel Writing Mistakes
     by James Thayer

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

Interviews:

     Anthony Horowitz - Part 1, Part 2

     Robert Ferrigno

     GM Ford

     Jeff Kinney

     Jennifer Kaufman & Karen Mack

     Ellen T. White (Audio Only)

April 2008 Issue:  
  Articles:

     Your Way
     by Jenifer Paros

     The Genie
     by Kevin Lauderdale

     Travel Writing on the Cheap
     by Allen Cox

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Joshilyn Jackson- Part 1, Part 2

     Jonathan Javitt

     Christina Meldrum (Audio Only)

     Skye Moody

     Jason Pinter

     N.D. Wilson

 

May 2008 Issue:  
  Articles:

     The Search
     by Pam Binder

     You Wouldn't Want to Publish the Article Could You
     by Allen Cox

     Using a Laser Instead of a Shotgun
     by Katherine Pryor

     Dispatches from the Publishing Front:
       A Day in the Life of a New York Editor

     by Erin Brown

     The Serial Comma: It's Back
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Jeanne Birdall - Part 1, Part 2

     Susan Breen (Audio Only)

     Rosanne Olson

     Ridley Pearson

     Jodi Picoult (Audio Only)

     Jane Porter

     Lisa Tucker (Audio Only)

 

 

June 2008 Issue:  
  Articles:

     When Do You Know You're an Author?
     by Donna Alward

     Dispatches from the Publishing Front
     Inside the Editor/Agent Relationship - June 2008

     
by Erin Brown

     How to Build a Book Tour Audience
     
by Paula Margulies

     The Horse Ate an Alligator:
     Follow the Rules... unless you don't want to...

     
by Jennifer Paros

     The Romance Report - June 2008
     
by Jane Porter

     Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
     
"Where's That Go?" - June 2008
     
by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Blue Balliett

     Chris Bohjalian

     Sean Greer

     Alice Hoffman

     David Wagoner

     Simon Winchester

 

July 2008 Issue:  
  Articles:

     Dispatches from the Publishing Front
     Marketing and Publicity: What Can You Expect
       from Your Publishing House? - July 2008

      
by Erin Brownr    

     Once Upon a Conference
      
by Bill Kenower    

     SASE's Return: A Refection Survival Toolkit
     by Brian Mercer

     The Romance Report: War of Words - July 2008
     by Jane Porter

     Dialogue Traps
     by James Thayer

     Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
     Do You Have a Date? - July 2008
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Jules Asner (Audio Only)

     Lee Child

     Steve Martini & Phillip Margolin - Part 1, Part 2 

     Jon Land (Audio Only)

     Sheldon Siegel

     Willy Vlautin (Audio Only)

     Wendy Walker

 

August 2008 Issue:  
  Articles:

     Dispatches from the Publishing Front
     Writing for the Market: Yea or Nay? - August 2008

      
by Erin Brown    

     Careful What You Wish For
      
by Bill Kenower    

     A Conversation with Raggedy Ann: The Choice of Confidence
     by Jennifer Paros

     The Romance Report: In the Fire - August 2008
     by Jane Porter

     Cure of a Sagging Middle
     by James Thayer

     Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
     Who's Afraid of the Semicolon? - July 2008
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Eoin Colfer

     Zoë Ferraris

     J.A. Jance 

     Galt Niederhoffer

     James Rollins

    

 

October 2008 Issue:  
 

Articles:

     Editors and Writers Conferences
     We Want to Meet You! - October 2008

     by Erin Brown

     You Know that You Know:
    
Leading Your Live, Creating Your Story

     by Jennifer Paros

     Check Your Bunny Slippers at the Door
     by Katherine Pryor

     Outline? Yea or Nay.
     by James Thayer

     Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
     Where, oh, Where Does That Little Mark Go? - October 2008
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     David Ebershoff (Audio Only)

     Diane Hammond

     Alice Hoffman

     Polly Horvath

     Somaly Mam

     Joseph O’Neill (Audio Only)

     Garth Stein - Part 1, Part 2

 

November 2008 Issue:  
 

Articles:

     You Might Be an Editor If... - November 2008
     by Erin Brown

     That's Not What You Are:
    
The Kindest Words

     by Jennifer Paros

     A Procrastinator's Guide to Writing
     by Lindsey Barrett

     Stop All That Thinking
     by James Thayer

     Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
     Let's Make a List - November 2008
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Dennis Lehane

     Ivan Doig

     T.A. Barron

     Graeme Base

     Alan Jacobson

     Blake Snyder (Audio Only)

     David Baldacci (Audio Only)

     M.J. Rose (Audio Only)

 

December 2008 Issue:  
 

Articles:

     All I Want for Christmas is a Great First Novel - December 2008
     by Erin Brown

     Confessions of a Library Lover
     by Paula Margulies

     Working Easy:
    
One woman's desire to create problems
     by Jennifer Paros

     The Romance Report: Flirting with Books that Become Movies
     December 2008

     by Jane Porter

     Ending a Scene
     by James Thayer

     Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
     It Happened When? - December 2008

     by Cherie Tucker

    

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Tomie dePaola - Part 1, Part 2

     Michael Neill

     Jeffery Deaver

     Ann Roth

     Richelle Mead

     Katherine Neville

     Ingrid Newkirk

     Christina Katz

 

January 2009 Issue:  
 

Articles:    

     Dispatches from the Publishing Front
     Please (Please) Avoid These Common Writing Mistakes
    
by Erin Brown

     What Makes Writing Worth Doing?
    
by Paula Margulies

     The End of an Error
    
by Jennifer Paros

     The Romance Report: New Starts - January 2009
    
by Jane Porter

     Smooth the Action
    
by James Thayer

     Happy Holidays
     Let's Make a List - January 2009
    
by Cherie Tucker
 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Michael Davis (Audio Only)

     Jonathan Evision

     Tim Johnston (Audio Only)

     Stephanie Kallos

     Larry Karp

     Wally Lamb  

     Matt Ruff

February 2009 Issue:  
  Articles:

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
    
Small Press or Big Press? That is the Question - February 2009
     by Erin Brown

      Good Boss, Bad Boss
    
by Jennifer Paros

     The Romance Report
    
Thoughts We Think - February 2009
     by Jane Porter

     Chuckling and Twinkling:
    
The Pot-Clanging Words
     by James Thayer

     Did You Really Mean That? - February 2009
     by Cherie Tucker
 

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Terry Books (Audio Only)

     Royce Buckingham (Audio Only)

     Michelle Goodman

     Vicki Robin

     Michael Schein

March 2009 Issue:  
  Articles:

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Where, Oh, Where Had My Editor Gone? That is the Question

     by Erin Brown

     You Don't Understand
     by Jennifer Paros

     The Romance Report: For the Girls - February 2009
     by Jane Porter

     Suddenly, a Pause
     by James Thayer

     To Possess or Not to Possess - March 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

     Young Adult

 

Interviews:

     Harlan Coban (Audio Only)

     Frank Delaney

     Andrew Gross (Audio Only)

     Judith Ryan Hendricks

     Christopher Moore

     Stephen Pastis (Audio Only)

     Susan Wiggs (Audio Only)

 

April 2009 Issue:
 

Articles:

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Taste vs. Marketplace: An Editor’s Dilemma - April 2009

      by Erin Brown

    
Finding Opportunity in a Teacup
     by Paula Margulies

     Convinced
     by Jennifer Paros

     How Many Words a Day?
     by James Thayer

     Were You or Was You? - April 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

 

Interviews:

     Sara Barron  

     Robert Gregory Browne (Audio Only)

     Chris Cleave

     Robert Dugoni

     David Hagberg - Part 1, Part 2 (Audio Only)

     Kim Harrison

     Bryon Katie (Audio Only)

     Stephen Mitchell (Audio Only)

 

May 2009 Issue:  
   Articles:

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Effectively Handling Rejection and Criticism - May 2009

     by Erin Brown

     Building Your Platform, Step by Step
     by Paula Margulies

     Accidentally Optimistic
     by Jennifer Paros

     Hating Your Project
     Anna Sheehan

     The Critical First Sentence
     by James Thayer

     The Pregnant Pause - May 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

 

Interviews:

     Rebecca Cantrell

     William Dietrich

     J. T. Ellison

     David Hewson

     Kate Jacobs

     Tom Wilson

 

 

 
June 2009 Issue:  
 

 Articles:

    Writing Your G.I. Joe
     by Matt Cates

     The Ten Best Books on Writing
     by Paula Margulies

     The Big Wave Theory
     by Jennifer Paros

     Genre: A Glorious Concept
     by James Thayer

     More About Possession - June 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

 

Interviews:

     D. J. MacHale

     Kaya McLaren

     Will North

     Iain Pears

     Tamora Pierce

     Jerry Stahl

 

 

 
July 2009 Issue:
   Articles:

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Top Ten Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Published

     by Erin Brown

     Whatever It Takes
     by Bill Kenower    

     Showing Emotion
     by Adam Nichols

     I Wish You Like This
     by Jennifer Paros

     A Lesson from your Dog
     by James Thayer

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Bonny Becker

     Michael Connelley

     Andre Dubus III Part 1 , Part 2  

     Vicki Hinzie

     Hape Kerkeling

     Attica Locke

     China Mieville

 

 

August 2009 Issue:
 

Articles:

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     The Dos and Don’ts of Submitting to Agents

     by Erin Brown

     Stuck Where We Were
     by Jennifer Paros    

     Seven Big Tips for Describing Characters
     by James Thayer

     The Verbing of Nouns - August 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

     The Finest Place You Know
     by Bill Kenower

     Telling the Truth
     by Laura Yeager

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Eric Barnes

     Jean Reynolds Page

     Heather Barbieri

     Lohn Lescroart

     David Lynn Golemon

     P.J. Campbell

 

September 2009 Issue:  
 

Articles:

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     The Query Letter and the Synopsis—What Makes
     Them Effective (and Why Writers Hate Them!)

     by Erin Brown

     True Genius
     by Jennifer Paros    

     Scratching – The Secret to Vivid Writing
     by James Thayer

     Who, Whom, Which, and That - September 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

     The Process
     by Bill Kenower

     Celtx Screenplay Editing System
     by
J. Malcolm Manness

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Carol Cassella

     Elisabeth Hyde

     Catherine A. Jones

     Verna Dreisbach

     Adam Schell

     Jessica Morrell

 

October 2009 Issue:  
 

Articles:

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     First Time Writers: Why They Rock!

     by Erin Brown

     Making a Mess
     by Jennifer Paros    

     Chop Off Whatever You Don’t Need
     by James Thayer

     Another of the Pesky Commas - October 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

     Your Choices Reveal Your Characters
     by Jason Black

     It’s Only Right: Writing about Social Responsibility for Children
     by Christine Venzon

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Richard Bach

     David Ellis

     Sue Monk & Ann Kidd Taylor

     Erica Bauermeister

     Julia Cameron

     Grant Blackwood

 

November 2009 Issue:  
 

Articles:

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Self-Publishing: Yes or No?

     by Erin Brown

     Giving Ourselves a Chance
     by Jennifer Paros    

     Really, Really, Really Good Advice: The Modifier Syndrome
     by James Thayer

     Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo - November 2009
     by Cherie Tucker

     How To Make Readers Root for your Characters
     by Jason Black

     Location Matters
     by R.A. Riekki

     Warrior Writer:
     Creating a New Generation of Authors
     for the Future of Publishing

     by Bob Mayer

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Jane Smiley

     Diana Gabaldon

     Tracy Kidder

     James Dashner

     Mike Kelley

 

December 2009 Issue:  
 

Articles:

    Engage Your Speaking Brain to Write Better Dialogue
    by Jason Black

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
    I Wrote a Book! Who Cares? - December 2009
    by Erin Brown

    Laryngitis of the Page  
    by Rebbie Macintyre

    By Choice: The Best Resolution of All
    by Jennifer Paros

    Your Story Template  
    by James Thayer

    To Be Con- - December 2009  
    by Cherie Tucker

 

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Richard Paul Evans

     Jennie Shortridge

     Mary Guterson

     Rachel Caine

     Harry Connolly

     Steven Savile
 

 

January 2010 Issue:  
  Articles:   

     Escape Your Speaking Brain to Write Better Dialogue
     by Jason Black

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Top Ten 2010 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers - January 2010
     by Erin Brown

     Those Peski Details
     by Adam Nichols

     By Choice: The Best Resolution of All
     by Jennifer Paros

     The Sidekick: Better than Ten Thousand Relatives
     by James Thayer

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Timothy Egan

     Robin Hobb

     James Bach

     Joanna Stempfel-Volpe

     Donald Bain

     Richard Doetsch

 

February 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Your Story Needs a Hook, but Your Characters Are the Bait  
    
by Jason Black

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     What's My Genre, Anyway? - February 2010  
     by Erin Brown

     The Shift    
     by Bill Kenower

     Oh, Let Go
     by Jennifer Paros

     That’s So Yesterday: The Perils of Backstory 
     by James Thayer

     It's Not OK - February 2010  
    
by Cherie Tucker

     To Teach or Not to Teach
     by Laura Yeager

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Amy Berkower

     Peter Brown

     Jasper Fforde

     Annika Glac

     Randy Susan Meyers

     Daniel Pink

     Sir Ken Robinson

 

April 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Bad Habits Make Good Character Growth  
    
by Jason Black

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Voice—Yours and Theirs - April 2010  
     by Erin Brown

     Today I Am an Underachiever
     by Diane Hammond   

     Writing into a Tree 
     by Jennifer Paros

     Hannibal, Nurse Ratched, the Shark? 
     by James Thayer

     The Numbers Game - April 2010  
    
by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Kami Garcia (and Margaret Stohl)

     Donald Maas

     David Rosenfelt

     Marcia Semple

     Patricia Sprinkle

     Rebecca Stead

     Margaret Stohl (and Kami Garcia)

     Mark Terry

 

May 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     How Your Novel's Point of View Affects Your Characters
     by Jason Black

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Top Ten Publishing Myths - May 2010  
     by Erin Brown
 

     Giving Up 
     by Jennifer Paros

     Making Yellow More Yellow: The Power of Contrast  
     by James Thayer    

     Italics or Quotations Marks? - May 2010
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Yann Martel

     Martha Grimes

     Deb Caletti

     Sue Miller

     Nathaniel Philbrick

 

June 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Self-Editing: A Cheat Sheet  
     by Jason Black

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Self-Editing: A Cheat Sheet - June 2010  
     by Erin Brown

     Want Not
     by Laura Munson   

     The Pre-Made Decision 
     by Jennifer Paros

     Fending Off Filters: A Key to Vivid Writing  
     by James Thayer

     The Numbers Game - June 2010  
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Henry Winkler

     Gary Zukav

     Roddy Doyle

     Louis Sachar

     Tish Cohen

     Laura Munson

     Thomas Greanias

 

July 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Why Backstory Makes for Boring Characters  
     by Jason Black

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     The Cost of Writing - July 2010  
     by Erin Brown

     Why I Review  
     by Joan Frank

     Electronic Cocktail Napkins:
     Organizing Story Ideas with Liquid Story Binder  
     by Brian Mercer

     Babies, Butterflies, and Books
     by Jennifer Paros

     The Essential Equation: P = T2 Plot Equals Trouble Squared  
     by James Thayer

     Dashes or Parentheses - July 2010  
    
by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

     Colson Whitehead

     Jacqueline Carey

     Brando Skyhorse

     Christopher Farnsworth

     Laura Rennert

     Gregg Hurwitz

     Jessica Maxwell

     Frank Delaney

     Joshua Graham

 

August 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Using Backstory Effectively
     by Jason Black

     Trapped: Trying to Solve an Impossible Equation
     by Jennifer Paros

     The Writer's Bible - August 2010
    
by Cherie Tucker

     You Can Change Your Writing Ritual
     by Laura Yeager

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Shane Gericke

     C.C. Humphreys

     Eloisa James

     Steven James

     Teri LaFlesh

     Scott Sigler

     Tatjana Soli

     Danielle Trussoni

 

September 2010 Issue:  
  Articles:   

     What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Your Characters?
     by Jason Black

     The Voice of Possibility
     by Jennifer Paros

     Do No Harm
     by Nancy Rapport MD

     Genre: A Glorious ConceptEither . . . Or or Neither . . . Nor? -           September 2010
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Kelley Armstrong

     Bill Kenower

     Dori Ostermiller

     Nancy Rappaport

     Shawna Ryan

     Lisa Tracy

     Sherrida Woodley  

 

October 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     The Rise of the “Fearsome” e-Book
     What Does It Mean for You? - October 2010
     by Erin Brown

     Want Not
     by Laura Munson

     What Moves Us
     by Jennifer Paros

     More Red Flags - October 2010
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     William Gibson

     Koren Zailckas

     Kirby Larson

     Rita Rosenkranz

     Jeff Buick

     Allison Leotta

 

 

November 2010 Issue:  
  Articles:   

     Inspiring Readers with Ordinary Characters
     by Jason Black

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Words of Thanksgiving for Wordsmiths - November 2010
     by Erin Brown

     Agent Query: Literary Agents in Profile - November 2010
     Kate McKean
     with Brian Mercer

     Hard Frost. Slow Dance.
     by Laura Munson

     Perfect It Later
     by Jennifer Paros

     But the Grammar Check Thingy Said - November 2010
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Dr. Shelley Carson

     Mary Daheim

     Lauren Kate

     Naseem Rakha

     Geneen Roth

     Geoffrey Thorne

 

December 2010 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Using Relationships to Reveal your Characters 
     by Jason Black

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front
     Show, Don't Tell: Real Examples, Real Books, Real Good Stuff -      December 2010
     by Erin Brown 

     Agent Query: Literary Agents in Profile - December 2010
     Jennifer Rofé
     with Brian Mercer

     Pie
     by Laura Munson

     Find Yourself in Everything 
     by Jennifer Paros

     Lie vs. Lay - December 2010  
     by Cherie Tucker

     One Writer’s Humble Place in the Publishing Universe...  
     by Laura Yeager

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Nora Ephron

     John Kralik

     Nicole Krauss

     Armistead Maupin

     Joanna Philbin

 

January 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

    Understanding Inner vs. Outer Character Arcs 
    by Jason Black

    Dispatches From The Publishing Front
    How a Book Becomes a Book - January 2011
 
    by Erin Brown

    Surefire Success Strategies for Your Writing Life 
    by Sage Cohen

    Agent Query: Literary Agents in Profile - January 2011    

    Emmanuelle Morgen
    with Brian Mercer

    Boozing the Muse
    by Laura Munson

    The Art of Being Lost 
    by Jennifer Paros

    Give me an Adjective - January 2011  
   
by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Jennifer Armstrong

     Steve Berry

     Howard Gordon

     Kevin O’Brien

     Nancy Pearl

 

 

February 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Rules, Consequences, and What’s the Point

     by Jennifer Paros

 

     The Writing Process

     by Laura Yeager

 

     The ABCs of Publishing

     by Erin Brown

 

     Author Interview: Christine Feehan

     with Norelle Done

 

     Are You Talking to I?
     by Cherie Tucker

 

     Make Your Characters’ Flaws Work on More Than One Level

     by Jason Black

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Greg Bear

     Van Draanen

     Brian Herbert & Bruce Taylor

     Debbie Macomber

     Michael Palmer

 

March 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Make Your Characters’ Flaws Work on More Than One Level  

     by Jason Black

 

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front

     Creating Your Own Publicity - March 2011 

     by Erin Brown

 

     Author Interview: David Vann  

     with Norelle Done

 

     Advice from the Now Writer Me…to the Then Writer Me 

     by Laura Munson

 

     The Transformative Story 

     by Jennifer Paros

 

     How to Get Past Failure 

     by Dori Jones Yang

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Alice Hoffman (March 2011)

     Jonathan Evison (March 2011)

     Dana Stabenow

     Alix Strauss

     Jefferson Bass

     Terry Persun

 

 

April 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

     Villans Need Love Too

     by Jason Black

 

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front 

     Getting Exclusive: Navigating the World of Agent Requests

     by Erin Brown

 

     Something Important: An excerpt from the memoir Townie 

     by Andre Dubus III

 

     Novel Novelties

     by Aaron Goldfarb

 

     The River 

     by Laura Munson

 

     I Decide: Putting to Rest "My Miserable Life" Lost 

     by Jennifer Paros

     His/Hers? He/She? Theirs? S/he? - March 2011 
     by Cherie Tucker

     Sick or Well, Keep on Writing 

     by Susan Varno

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Andre Dubus III

     Harlan Coban

     Lisa Gardner

     Summer Wood

     Michael David Lukas

     Rick Mofina

 

May 2011 Issue:  
  Articles:   

 

     Let's Talk about Monsters

     by Jason Black

 

     When Amazon and Bookscan Had a Baby 

     by Laura Munson

 

     Words Will Never Hurt Us 

     by Jennifer Paros

 

     ...And I Say ToMAHto - May 2011 
     by Cherie Tucker

 

     At a Crossroads 

     by Nikki Di Virgilio

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

Interviews:

     Matthew Algeo

     Margaret George

     Caroline Kennedy

     Kristina McMorris

     Peter Orullian

 

June 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

 

     The Unavoidable Character

     by Jason Black

 

     Where am I? 

     by Laura Munson

 

     Be As Perfect As You Are 

     by Jennifer Paros

 

     The Vanishing Apostrophe - June 2011 
     by Cherie Tucker

 

     The Dreaded Ask  

     by Joan Frank

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Erik Larson

     Geraldine Brooks

     Gary Schmidt

     Chevy Stevens

     Cathie Beck

July 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

 

     Indie Author Reveals All
     by Kit Bakke

 

     The How Disbelief Creates Belief

     by Jason Black

 

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front

     The Art of the Pitch - July 2011

     by Erin Brown

 

     Jim Harrison

     by Laura Munson

 

     The Art of Belonging

     by Jennifer Paros

     Is that a "Quote"? - July 2011
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Lisa See

     Robert Dugoni

     Megan Chance

     Tess Geritson

     Keith Donohue

     Tiberio Simone

     Michael Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller

 

August 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

 

     Indie Author Reveals All
     by Kit Bakke

 

     The How Disbelief Creates Belief

     by Jason Black

 

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front

     The Art of the Pitch - July 2011

     by Erin Brown

 

     Jim Harrison

     by Laura Munson

 

     The Art of Belonging

     by Jennifer Paros

     Is that a "Quote"? - July 2011
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

     Meg Cabot

     Erica Bauermeister

     Alice LaPlante

     Melissa de la Cruz

     Lisa Unger

 

 

 

 

September 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

 

     Creating Believable Children

     by Jason Black

 

     Dispatches From The Publishing Front

     Picking an Agent - September 2011

     by Erin Brown

     The Snowball Effect: Going Viral via Indirect Exposure  
     by Matt Cates

     To Beta or Not to Beta 
     by Joe Moore

     Into the Dark 

     by Jennifer Paros

     Back to School - September 2011 
     by Cherie Tucker

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

    Susan Wingate

    Bernadette Pajer

    Lev Grossman

    Lynn Sheene

    Alexandra Fuller

    C.J. Lyons

    Daniel Palmer

    John Hornor Jacobs

 

October 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

 

    

     Platform? Say What?

     by Laura Munson

 

     Embrace Your Editor
     (but Not in a Weird Way)

     by Erin Brown

 

     Writers Can Reach Multitudes, Multitudes
     by James A. Haught

 

     Trustworthy

     by Jennifer Paros

 

     What Does It Mean to Be an Author in Today’s World

     by Terry Stevens-Ayers

 

     The Stages of a Character Arc

     by Jason Black

 

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

    Cinda Williams Chima

    Erin Morgenstern

    Gregg Olsen

    Candice Millard

    David Rocklin

    Frank Bill

    Kim Kircher

 

November 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

 

     Setting Free the Angel

     by Jennifer Paros

     Attracting an Agent
     It Takes More than Good Writing

     by Erin Brown

 

     At Last, Lie/Lay Explained
     by Cherie Tucker

 

     Foreshadow and Backshadow

     What Are They and How to Use Them

     by Joe Moore

 

     How to Write an Effective Book Description

     by Richard Ridley

 

     Seven Strategies for Strong Character Arcs

     by Jason Black

 

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

 
Interviews:

    Cherie Priest

    Jennifer Kogler

    Kelli Stanley

    Alan Silberberg

    David Raterman

 

December 2011 Issue:  
 

Articles:   

 

    Our Own Work: The Necessary Obstinate Pursuit

    by Jennifer Paros

 

    Family, Friends, and Feedback
    A Deadly Combination

    by Erin Brown

 

    You Don't Need That Comma
    by Cherie Tucker

 

    Right on Target

    by Alyssa Martino

 

    Make it Personal

    by Jason Black

 

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

    Ally Condie

    Boyd Morrison

    Annie Barrows

    Anthony Zuiker

    Jim Fusilli

    Steve Alten

January 2012 Issue::  
 

Articles:

 

     Gifted

     by Jennifer Paros

 

     Put the “New” Back in
     “New Year’s Resolutions”

     by Erin Brown

 

     FANBOYS
     by Cherie Tucker

 

     Points for Good Behavior

     by Joan Frank

 

     Are You Grammatically Dismembering Your Characters?

     by Jason Black

 

 

Book Reviews:

     Fictionn

     Non-fiction

 

Interviews:

    Christopher Paolini

    Deb Caletti

    Randy Sue Coburn

    Joan Frank

February 2012 Issue:  
 

Articles:

 

     I Am Not a Paintbrush

     by Jennifer Paros

 

     Save the Omniscience for Yo Mama and Big Brother

     by Erin Brown

 

     Capitals in
     Headings and Titles
     by Cherie Tucker

 

     Small World (A Case For the Trajectory of Intention)

     by Laura Munson

 

     Make Your Characters’ Flaws Work on More Than One Level

     by Jason Black

 

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

      Amy Chua

      Randy Sue Coburn

      Joan Frank

      Elizabeth George

      Tom Grace

      Christopher Paolini

      Thrity Umrigar

 

 

 

 

 

March 2012 Issue:  
 

Articles:

 

   

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

      John Green

      Stewart O’Nan

      William Landay

      Sarah Vowell

      Mike Cooper

      Jen Talty

 

April 2012 Issue:  
 

Articles:

 

   

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

 

Interviews:

      Andre Dubus III

      Harlan Coben

      Lisa Gardner

      Summer Wood

      Michael David Lukas

      Rick Mofina

 

May 2012 Issue:  
 

Articles:

 

   

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

 

Interviews:

      Ridley Pearson

      Cara Hoffman

      Anat Baniel

      Michael McGarrity

      David Pierce

 

June 2012 Issue:  
 

Articles:

 

   

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

 

Interviews:

      Meghan O’Rourke

      Maureen McQuerry

      Lois Leveen

      What Writing has Taught Me

      Thérèse Robinson

 

July 2012 Issue:  
 

Articles:

 

   

Book Reviews:

     Fiction

     Non-fiction 

 

Interviews:

      Jess Walter

      Deborah Michel

      Bharti Kirchner

      Meg Gardiner

      Marcy Miller

      Ben Coes

       

 

     
     

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