Issue # 43
We have a wonderful new
issue to start out the 2008 year! But before I discuss it at all, let
me mention a rather troubling problem we've faced.
It's the Interview Curse.
During 2007, we had two
different people break fingers and another badly cut one right after
they agreed to an interview. We had email programs explode, businesses
self-destruct, and I wouldn't really be surprised to find out that this
rather horrible winter is also the fault of the Interview Curse.
(I have someone I would like to interview who lives in the general area
that has been without power for weeks.)
I am preparing to sacrifice
pens, papers -- even an entire computer if necessary -- to the Muses in
hopes of getting things back where they belong. Then I have to look for
a very brave person to try out the idea of interviewing again.
In the meantime, I hope you
enjoy our first issue of the 2008 year. We have some wonderful articles
for you, covering such subjects as immersing yourself in your stories to
the problems with the 'emo' backlash. We also have three great
And for those waiting on the
PDF versions, I hope to have them all done and uploaded by the end of
On a final note,
Forward Motion is celebrating its
tenth year in helping new writers achieve their dreams of writing better
and publication. Stop by and check the site out!
Don't forget that I'm always
looking for new articles. I'd be happy to hear from you!