1998 Writer’s Digest Article Index

Agents, Book Doctors, Editors & Editing
“The Evolution of a Book, Part 4: Working With Your Editor,” Paul D. McCarthy, March.
“Inside Random House,” Jonathan Bing, Jan.
“Inside Simon & Schuster: A Publishing Story,” Paul D. McCarthy, April.

Business & Legal Matters
“Book Publishing: The State of the Industry 1998,” Mitchell Bard, Jan.
“Cheap Phone and Fax Tips,” Teresa L. Wolff, TS, Oct.
Contracts Watch, M, Jan., March, Sept., Dec.
“Getting Publications to Pay,” Lori D. Widmer, Aug.
“The Limits of Parody,” Michael Baroni, Nov.
“Points to Include in Ghostwriting Contracts,” Dennis E. Hensley, TS, Feb.
“The Shy Writer”s Guide to Successful Negotiation,” Howard G. Zaharoff, Feb. Trademarks, March, June, Sept., Nov.

Characterization
“From Stage to Page,” Louise Ladd, Nov.
“How to Write Characters Readers Love-One Sentence at a Time,” Mike Magnuson, Oct.
“Know-Nothing Characters,” F, April.
“Reading Your Characters” Minds,” Randall Boyll, Oct.

Conferences, Contests, Classes & Organizations
“Guide to Writer”s Conferences, Seminars and Workshops,” Suzy Spencer, May.
“Self-Publishing Standouts” (winners of WD Self-Publishing Contest), Aug.
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (winners of WD Writing Competition), Jenny Wohlfarth, Nov.

Equipment & Electronic Writing
“Christmas Comes to Computer Land,” EW, Nov.
“Co-authoring Over the Net,” Michael H. Sedge, Feb.
“Does the Web Care About Copyright?,” EW, Sept.
“Go Ahead. Take It.,” EW, July.
“I”ve Run Away to Join the . . . Web,” Rebecca Fairley Raney, Feb.
“Many Happy Returns,” EW, Jan.
“Surf”s Up for Writers” (self promotion), Mitchell Bard, Nov.
“Switched-on Research,” EW, May.
“Travel Writing Just Got Lighter,” Jules Older, TS, Sept.
“Words by Mouth,” EW, March.
“Write for The Web-and Sell,” Michael Ray Taylor, Feb.

Fiction-Writing Technique
“Art on the Short Side,” Scott Bradfield, June.
“Dialogue Dos and Don”ts,” Brent Spencer, Feb.
“Framing the Masterpiece,” F, Aug.
“From Stage to Page,” Louise Ladd, Nov.
“How You Can Plot Like a Pro,” David King, July.
“”Isn”t” or ”Ain”t,” ”Cannot” or ”Cain”t”?,” F, Jan.
“It Came From Beyond This World . . .,” F, July.
“Know-Nothing Characters,” F, April.
“Laws of Science Fiction,” Ben Bova, Feb.
“Making Words Work,” F, June.
“On the Virtues of Ignorance,” F, May.
“Reading Your Characters” Minds,” Randall Boyll, Oct.
“Rejection Inspection,” F, Sept.
“Rules for Time Travelers,” Paul J. Nahin, TS, Aug.
“Suppose Your Way to Success,” Evan Marshall, Oct.
“Tools a Writer Never Needs,” Marcia Wood, April.
“Turning Exposition Into Action,” F, March.
“What a Story!,” F, Oct.
“What I Stole From the Movies,” Les Standiford, Aug.
“What You Can Learn From Parables, Fables & Fairy Tales,” James Plath, Sept.
“Where Are We?,” F, Feb.
“Write the Popular Novel: Find Out How, at the Movies,” Venise Berry, Oct.
“Writing for Shared-World Anthologies,” Brad Strickland, TS, Sept.
“You, the Omniscient,” F, Nov.

Ideas
“Hunting Great Stories,” John Lenger, April.
“Suppose Your Way to Success,” Evan Marshall, Oct.
“Time It Right,” Andromeda Romano-Lax, May.

Inspiration & Advice
“And What”s Keeping You From Finishing Your Book?,” F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, WL, April.
“C”mon and Lie to Me,” Mike Wise, WL, Jan.
“Creative Creativity,” Elizabeth Irvin Ross, Jan.
“Dinosaurs in the Grass,” Amy Welborn, C, Sept.
“Even a Strong-Minded Author Submits to the Manuscript,” Barbara Petoskey, WL, Feb.
“Fishing at Dogwood Run,” J. Bernard, C, June.
“Getting a Ph.D. in Creativity,” Nancy Slonim Aronie, July.
“The Green String,” Carol Stigger, C, March.
“How to Let Your Memory Edit,” Allison Stein Wellner, TS, June.
“The Idea Toolbox,” Valerie Parv, July.
“It”s Not Easy Being Green,” Julie Weary, C, Nov.
“A Light in the Tunnel,” Paul F. Conley, C, May.
“Lose the Head, Open the Heart,” Jim C. Magruder, C, Oct.
“Mother and Child Reunion . . . in the Pages of Reader”s Digest,” Judy Bodmer, WL, June.
“Motherhood Notwithstanding,” Tina Lincer First, C, Jan.
“A Muse of One”s Own,” Joyce K. Gordon, C, July.
“Of Time and the Writer,” Sharyn McCrumb, May.
“On the Road to Wherever I Want,” Larry Tritten, C, April.
“A Prayer for Me,” Sue Pace, WL, Feb.
“Remembering the Name of the River,” Virginia Hayes, C, Aug.
“Samples of Success,” Donne Green, TS, March.
“Seven Ways to Use Personal Experience,” Herbert Hadad, TS, Jan.
“Some Things Never Change,” Mary Lahr Schier, WL, Feb.
“Tips for Understanding-and for Getting Over-Rejection,” Peter D. Baird, TS, June.
“Two Distinct Arts,” Anthony DiFranco, C, Feb.
“Write Better Now” (writing advice from the pros), Peter Blocksom, Nov.

Interviewing
“Ways to Get Reluctant Sources Talking,” Frank Sennett, TS, March.

Language Use
Lederer Looks at Language, Richard Lederer, WL, Jan.-July, Oct., Dec.
Words at Play, WL, Jan.-April, July-Dec.?

Lifestyle & Humor
“The Biggest ”Little Human Interest Story” I Ever Wrote,” Cathy J. Schreima, WL, May.
“Great Expectations: Book Promo Tour Dept.,” Brent Davis, WL, April.
“How I Locked Myself in the Bathroom and Landed in the Washington Post,” Tibbett L. Speer, WL, Nov.
“If the Hero is an Author, Is the Author a Hero?,” Steve Weinberg, WL, Aug.
“A Little Extra Money-Five Years Delayed,” Mark Feil, WL, March.
“Lost and Found,” Sandra Julian Barker, WL, Sept.
“Making a Living, Happily Ever After,” Tammy Westerfield, WL, Oct.
“A Morning Person”s Guide to Doubling Productivity,” C. J. Sullivan, WL, Sept.
“A Purposeful Life,” Steven Lewis, WL, July.
“She Had a Pretty Good Idea, Didn”t She?,” Linda Porter Carlyle, WL, Oct.
“So It”s Life That Keeps Me From Being A Genius, Right?,” Peter Costa, WL, Jan.
“There”s No Place Like Home,” Susan Pack, WL, May.
“Where”d the Brazilian Rain Forests Go? To Keep This Guy in Paper,” Barbara Petoskey, WL, Jan.

Marketing/Submitting Advice
“The Big Push: Publishing”s Fall Season,” NYO, Oct.
“Caution Is in the Wind,” NYO, Jan.
“Degrees of Separation,” Darcy Pattison, June.
“Fear Not What Follows Goosebumps,” NYO, March.
“Follow-Up Letters Pay Off,” Mary E. Trimble, TS, July.
“Getting Attention,” Gary Mielo, TS, Oct.
“The Good News About Midlist Myths,” NYO, Aug.
“How to Succeed in Business Books,” Gene Garofalo, Jan.
“Hunting Great Stories,” John Lenger, April.
“Inside Random House,” Jonathan Bing, Jan.
“Inside Simon & Schuster: A Publishing Story,” Paul D. McCarthy, April.
“More Online Sources and Addresses,” Olivia Miller, M, Feb.
“The Multi-Topic Query,” Ted Spiker, Nov.
“The New Random House: A Giant Among Giants,” NYO, July.
“Organized Chaos,” Christopher T. Barili, TS, Aug.
“The Outsider”s Guide to Selling to Hollywood,” Mark Bergmooser, Jan.
“Perfect Manuscript Format,” Alix Strauss, TS, Sept.
“A Postage Reminder,” John Ramos, TS, Feb.
“SASE Savings,” Iyna Bort, TS, April.
“Secrets to Successful Submission,” Kelly Milner Halls, Sept.
“Silent Killers,” Stanley Schmidt, Sept.
“Surf”s Up for Writers” (self promotion), Mitchell Bard, Nov.
“Time It Right,” Andromeda Romano-Lax, May.
“Turn One Sale Into a Dozen . . . or More!,” Valerie Zehl, Jan.
“Virtual Bookstore Showcases Small Publishers,” Diane Saunders, TS, May.
“Way to Size Up Your Book”s Competition,” Jerry Germer, TS, Feb.
“Ways to Make Your Clips Work Harder,” Johanna Billings, TS, April.
“What ”Selling Your Novel” Really Means,” NYO, Feb.
“Write for The Web-and Sell,” Michael Ray Taylor, Feb.
“You Say You Want a (Mini) Revolution?,” NYO, May.

Markets
“Fiction 50,” Dawn Simonds Ramirez, June.
“Heated Sales in the Erotica Markets,” Donya Dickerson, M, Aug.
“Help Yourself . . . Write Self-Help,” Cristine Antolik, M, Oct.
“Hot Markets for 1998,” Darin Painter, M, Jan.
The Markets, Jan.-Dec.
“Nothin” But Net,” Don Prues, M, Feb.
“The Poetry Market: Quality Will Sell,” Chantelle Bentley, M, Sept.
“Putting Your Articles Into Foreign Service,” Michael H. Sedge, M, March.
“Putting Your Faith in the Christian Market,” Vicki Caruana, M, June.
“Say Hola to the Hispanic Markets,” Michelle Nordblom Hottya, M, May.
“Selling the Modern Business Book,” Lynn Wasnak, M, July.
“A Sure Bet: Selling to Gambling Magazines,” Darin Painter, M, April.
“Top-Dollar Online Markets,” Johnie Sue Hall, Feb.
“Turning Up the Heat on Winter,” Jenny Wohlfarth, M, Nov.
“Writing for the New Women”s Magazines,” Deborah Way, March.

Nonfiction-Writing Techniques
“Big, Important, Dynamic,” NF, May.
“Contents (Written) Under Pressure,” NF, March.
“Driving Toward Your First Sale,” NF, April.
“Fog-Free Nonfiction,” NF, Oct.
“How to Succeed in Business Books,” Gene Garofalo, Jan.
“How to Write How-To,” Tom Neven, Jan.
“Lyin” I,” NF, July.
“Making Lemonade,” NF, Jan.
“Making Sense of Scrambled Stories,” NF, Sept.
“”Now What Do I Do?”, Part 1″ (diagnosing your manuscript”s strengths and weaknesses), Lauren Kessler, May.
“”Now What Do I Do?”, Part 2″ (ways to improve your writing), Lauren Kessler, June.
“”Now What Do I Do?”, Part 3″ (keeping your writing “fresh”), Lauren Kessler, July.
“Putting the ”Art” in ”Articles”,” NF, Nov.
“The Search for Meaning,” Lauren Kessler, April.
“Speed the Prose,” NF, Feb.
“The Transforming Power of the Rewrite,” Ted Spiker, July.
“What You Can Learn From Parables, Fables & Fairy Tales,” James Plath, Sept.
“Where Are We?,” NF, Aug.
“Why Readers Will Care About Your Life Story,” Bill Roorbach, Oct.
“Writer as Wallenda,” NF, June.
“Writing History That Comes Alive,” Jack D. Coombe, March.

Opportunities for Writers
“Heated Sales in the Erotica Markets,” Donya Dickerson, M, Aug.
“Help Yourself . . . Write Self-Help,” Cristine Antolik, M, Oct.
“The Homegrown Video Market,” Casey L. Penn, Sept.
“Hot Markets for 1998,” Darin Painter, M, Jan.
“Not Your Father”s Daily News,” Nancy Stearns Burgess, April.
“Nothin” But Net,” Don Prues, M, Feb.
“The Poetry Market: Quality Will Sell,” Chantelle Bentley, M, Sept.
“Putting Your Articles Into Foreign Service,” Michael H. Sedge, M, March.
“Putting Your Faith in the Christian Market,” Vicki Caruana, M, June.
“Say Hola to the Hispanic Markets,” Michelle Nordblom Hottya, M, May.
“Self-Publishing Step-by-Step,” Carol O”Hara, Aug.
“Selling the Modern Business Book,” Lynn Wasnak, M, July.
“A Sure Bet: Selling to Gambling Magazines,” Darin Painter, M, April.
“Turning Up the Heat on Winter,” Jenny Wohlfarth, M, Nov.
“Writing for the New Women”s Magazines,” Deborah Way, March.

Poetry
“Accessible to All,” P, Oct.
“Blank Verse,” P, April.
“The Fixed Is In,” P, March.
“Formalizing the Line,” P, Aug.
“The Poetry of Memory,” P, Nov.
“Poets Abroad,” P, Sept.
“The Still Mighty Couplet,” P, June.
“Texturized Treatments,” P, May.
“Unlocking the Poem Within,” P, Jan.
“Upgrading the Sonnet,” P, July.
“Writing Deep,” P, Feb.

Profiles & Interviews
Beck, Marianna & Jack Hafferkamp (“”The Overt Sexual Content of the Story is Secondary.””), Jill Matthews, MI, Aug.
Bruns, Brian (First Script Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, May.
Clinton, Robert (First Book Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, March.
Cohen, Stuart (First Novelist Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, July.
Cuthbert, Margaret (First Novelist Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, June.
Frey, Darcy (“Writing the Story You Find”), Andrea Cooper, Nov.
Fuller, Bonnie (“”Big Names Don”t Produce Any Better Than No-Name Writers””), Alix Strauss, MI, March.
Gross, Alison M. (“”We”re Not the Enemy””), Peter Blocksom, MI, Oct.
Hornbacher, Marya (First Book Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, Aug.
Husni, Samir (“”What ”Dying Industry” Gives so Much Birth?””), Olivia Miller, MI, May.
Jakes, John (“”I”ll Never Stop””), Donald L. McKinney, Feb.
Kilby, Joan (First Novel Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, Feb.
Kirchner, Bharti (First Novel Profile) Peter Blocksom, TS, April.
Lavery, Michele (“Hot tips from hot mags”), Alix Strauss, MI, July.
Lawhon, Charla (“Hot tips from hot mags”), Alix Strauss, MI, July.
Magnuson, Mike (First Novel Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, Jan.
Maryles, Daisy (“”There”s a Whole Level of Nurturing Going On””), Fran Hodgkins, MI, June.
Matcheck, Diane (First Novelist Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, Oct.
McFadden, Maureen (“”Approach Us With a Good Idea””), Dawn Simonds Ramirez, MI, Sept.
Oke, Janette (“15 Million Sold-and Counting”), Dennis E. Hensley, Sept.
Powers, Keith (“Hot tips from hot mags”), Alix Strauss, MI, July.
Rogow, Roberta (First Novelist Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, Sept.
Rosenberg, Stefanie (“”We”re Happy to Promote Rookies of Substance””), Chip Rowe, MI, Feb.
Safran, Claire (“”Use the Power of the Pause””), John Wood, MI, Jan.
Spoto, Donald (“Legendary Lives”), Steve Boisson, June.
Thom, James Alexander (“The Research Time Machine”), Sherita Campbell & Pat Mills, March.
Thomas, Eliza (First Book Profile), Peter Blocksom, TS, Nov.
Thornell, Barry (“”Sometimes I Prefer Writers With No Ad Experience””), Jenny Brock, MI, Nov.
The Vines Literary Agency Inc., (“”We Read Every (E-mail) Query””), Jerry Gross, MI, April.

Research
“Get Info From Real People,” Myrtle Archer, TS, Aug.
“Getting to the Source,” Hank Nuwer, Aug.
“How to Take a Writer”s Vacation,” Sandra Dark, May.
“Rules for Online Research,” John Morgan Wilson, TS, July.
“The Search for Meaning,” Lauren Kessler, April.
“The Voice of Authority,” Jenna Kinghorn, TS, March.
“Way to Get Info From the Government,” John Morgan Wilson, TS, Sept.

Scripts
“The Battle of the Box,” HO, Sept.
“Creating Conflict,” S, Aug.
“Different for Originality”s Sake,” S, Oct.
“The Films That Saved the Oscars,” HO, March.
“For When You”re Not at the Movies . . .,” HO, May.
“The Homegrown Video Market,” Casey Penn, Sept.
“How You”ll Do It,” S, April.
“Networking Your Way Into Fortress Hollywood,” John Morgan Wilson, HO, Nov.
“Only You Can Prevent Another 1997,” HO, Jan.
“The Outsider”s Guide to Selling to Hollywood,” Mark Bergmooser, Jan.
“An Overlooked Gem for the ”90s,” HO, July.
“Playing God,” S, June.
“Tips to Take to Hollywood,” Susan Black, TS, Nov.
“What Hollywood Wants, Right Now” Neal Sperling, S, Feb.

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