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The Writing Show Newsletter - July 2008

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: Nancy Franklin in The New Yorker
  • Writing Show Logo by David Schembri   
  • Writing Dialogue, Part 5: Tags   
  • Call for Submissions: Our 2008 Holiday Short Story Celebration
  • British vs. American Punctuation: Inside or Outside the Quotation Marks?
  • Bloodshed at Connecticut Book Party
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Sherlock Holmes (answer); billions and billions of copies (question)  

The Writing Show Newsletter - May 2008

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks  
  • Writing Show Logo by David Schembri   
  • Writing Dialogue, Part 4: Compression  
  • The Most Frequently Discarded Books in UK Hotel Rooms
  • Capitalization, Part 5: Historical Periods
  • Our 2008 First-Chapter-of-a-Novel Contest
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Allegorical Narratives (answer); Sherlock Holmes (question)

The Writing Show Newsletter - March 2008

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: "The West Wing" "Posse Comitatus Episode by Aaron Sorkin
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Our New Logo
  • Writing Dialogue, Part 3: Mixing Dialogue and Narrative
  • The Writer's Voice
  • Capitalization, Part 4: After Colons
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Allegories

The Writing Show Newsletter - January 2008

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: If I Ran the Zoo, by Dr. Seuss
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. at a Book Signing
  • Writing Dialogue, Part 2
  • Attention: Crime Fiction  Writers
  • Capitalization, Part 3: Government Documents
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Canadian Books into Academy Award-nominated/winning Films

The Writing Show Newsletter - November 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: "Red Wind" by Raymond Chandler
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B.'s Old Studio  
  • Writing Dialogue, Part 1
  • Literary Haunts in Pictures
  • Capitalization, Part 2: Time
  • Make Your Writing Sparkle: Be Specific  
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Line from a Play

The Writing Show Newsletter - September 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. with Husband Alan
  • Point of View, Part 4: Deciding What POV to Use
  • Writer's Challenge: Create a Ritual
  • Capitalization, Part 1: Titles and Offices
  • Announcing Our 2007 Holiday Short Story Celebration
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: "Anhedonia"

The Writing Show Newsletter - July 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: R.D. Wingfield, Night Frost
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B.
  • Point of View in Fiction, Part 3: More on the Third Person Limited
  • Famous Rejections
  • Books into Movies
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: An Author Under the Gun

The Writing Show Newsletter - May 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the 70s
  • Our 2007 First-Chapter-of-a-Novel Contest
  • Point of View in Fiction, Part 2: The Third Person Narrator
  • Tips for Writing Great Dialogue, by Jeanne Lyet Gassman
  • For Writers of Crime Fiction
  • Fun Facts: Audiobooks Released in the U.S.
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Oranges in the Movies

The Writing Show Newsletter - April 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: "The Graduate"
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. in 2000
  • Our 2007 First-chapter-of-a-novel contest
  • Point of View in Fiction, Part 1: The First-Person Narrator
  • Cool Tools: Make a Multimedia Ebook with Sophie
  • Writing Trick: Blocked? Try Free Associating
  • Fun Facts: Where Novelists Set Their Stories
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question

The Writing Show Newsletter - March 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing:  "In the Kitchen: The Egg Men: How breakfast gets served at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas," The New Yorker
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. in the Eighties
  • Our 2007 First-chapter-of-a-novel contest
  • How to Write a Press Release, Part 3
  • For Screenwriters: The Current State of the Film Industry
  • Writer's Challenge: Build a Platform
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question

The Writing Show Newsletter - February 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: "Being John Malkovich"
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Guest Host Mick Halpin with Son Conor
  • Technique: Writing Historical Fiction
  • How to Write a Press Release, Part 2
  • Fun Facts: Largest Nonfiction Book Advance
  • Writer's Challenge: Loglines
  • When Good Advice Goes Bad
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Most Verbose Language

The Writing Show Newsletter - January 2007

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal by Edgar Allan Poe.
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. in the 70s
  • Writing Trick: Cast Your Story
  • How to Write a Press Release, Part 1
  • Fun Facts: Bestselling Books in 2006
  • Writer's Challenge: Writing Weekend January 20th and 21st
  • Writing Show News
  • Trivia Question: Bestselling Author

The Writing Show Newsletter - December 2006

In this issue:

  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. in 2002
  • Writing Trick: Placeholders
  • Stuck for ideas? Try Images to Jump-start Your Imagination!
  • Fun Facts: Earnings for Film and TV Writers
  • Writer's Challenge: Test Your Writing
  • Writing Show News

Writing Show Newsletter - November 2006

In this issue:

  • Now That's Writing: Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George
  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. in the Fifties
  • Q and A: How do I make myself stand out when pitching to a publisher?
  • To Verb or Not to Verb
  • Fun Facts
  • Writer’s Challenge
  • Writing Show News

Writing Show Newsletter - October 2006

In this issue:

  • This Month's Silly Picture: Writing Show Host Paula B. in the Sixties
  • Write Tightly
  • What Do I Do with My Ideas?
  • Fun Facts
  • Writer's Challenge
  • Writing Show News