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279 (January 2005)

"Interview with the Editor: John Ordover" conducted by: Hildy Silverman
"MASHED POTATOES VS. POTATO CHIPS--A Literary Theory for a Junk Food Age" by James Maxey
"The Comic Throughline - John Vorhaus' Plot Outline (Part 1)" by Andrew F Rey
"WHAT'S FOR DINNER PART XII: NICER AND SPICIER" by Deby Fredericks
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--DON'T REFUSE THE MUSE" by Varda One
"THE ICE PICK (review of THE SCIENCE OF SCIENCE-FICTION WRITING, by James Gunn)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

280 (February 2005)

"A WRITING CLASS WAS A ROAD TO PUBLICATION" by Fran B. Giuffre
"HYBRID AND LOW" by Deby Fredericks
"The Comic Throughline - John Vorhaus' Plot Outline (Part 2)" by Andrew F Rey
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--NO GUARANTEES" by Varda One
"WRITING TIP FOR WINTER '04/'05: The Irrational Optimism of Writers: and why this particular from of insanity is a good thing" by Hilari Bell
"HELP! HOW DO I EDIT MY ROUGH DRAFT?!?" by Alan Bradbury
"THE ICE PICK (review of ON BECOMING A NOVELIST, by John Gardner)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

281 (March 2005):

"WHEN'S IT GONNA GET GOOD?" by Eli T. Evans
"IF I STARTED WRITING TODAY" by Chuck Emerson
"WRITING MY NOVELS" by Ted Butler
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--CRITIQUEING CRITIQUEING" by Varda One
"I, ROBOT? NOT ME!" by Edmund J. Goodwin
"THE ICE PICK (review of PUTTING IT TOGETHER : TURNING SOW'S EAR DRAFTS INTO SILK PURSE STORIES, by Mike Resnick)" by Diana Carolyn Ice
"Reference Shelf (review of THE FIRST FIVE PAGES: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO STAYING OUT OF THE REJECTION PILE, by Noah Lukeman)" by Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury
"TIPS FROM HATRACK (reprints of comments on writing from the Hatrack River Writers Workshop) SHOW/TELL" by J. G. Godfrey

282 (April 2005):

"WHERE TO BEGIN?" by Lindlae Parish
"WRITING THE STORY, Part 1" by Mark T. McPherson
"SURVIVOR'S TIPS FROM HATRACK Questions and Answers" (omniscient point of view, short stories or novels?, turning short stories into novels, unlikable protagonists, prologues, info-dumps)
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--HOW GOOD A WRITER ARE YOU?" by Varda One
"THE ICE PICK (review of REVISION : A CREATIVE APPROACH TO WRITING AND REWRITING FICTION, by David Michael Kaplan)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

283 (May 2005):

"BREAKING WRITER'S BLOCK WITH A PAGE A DAY" by Robert Nowall
"PLANNING OR REVISING SCENE-BY-SCENE" by Diana Carolyn Ice
"WRITING THE STORY, Part 2" by Mark T. McPherson
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--ENDANGERED SPECIES: TRADITIONAL MEDIA" by Varda One
"SURVIVOR'S TIPS FROM HATRACK Questions and Answers" (flashbacks, critiques, unanswerable questions, training nonwriters to give useful feedback, writing what you know in SF/F, importance of point of view)
"THE ICE PICK (review of I HAVE THIS NIFTY IDEA : NOW WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?, selected and edited by Mike Resnick)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

284 (June 2005):

"BEYOND REJECTION: Exploring the Self-Publishing Industry" by Susan Buce
"Open Discussions About Writing: Too Much Dialogue?" Hatrack River Writers Workshop
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--REWARDS: A One-on-One Interview" by Varda One
"THE ICE PICK (review of YOU CAN WRITE A MYSTERY, by Gillian Roberts)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

285 (July 2005):

"STRAIGHT FROM THE EDITOR'S MOUTH: A REPORT FROM "`THE WRITING SHOW'" by J.G. Godfrey
"NEW AND ORIGINAL" by Chuck Emerson
"THE SLUSH PILE (Oasis con panel)" by Joy V. Smith
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--EMBRACING FEAR" by Varda One
"SURVIVOR'S TIPS FROM HATRACK Questions and Answers" (Orson Scott Card's M.I.C.E., why bother with short stories?, starting with dialogue)
"THE ICE PICK (review of THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE, by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

286 (August 2005):

"EARLY VERSUS LATER WRITING" by Larry Hammersley
"FEAR IS YOUR FRIEND: Ten Tips for Writing past the Block" by Susan Buce
"WORLD BUILDING IN THE "`REAL WORLD'" by Christine Amsden
"WRITING TIP: SUMMER '05: What color hat does your universe wear?" by Hilari Bell
"WRITING A FIGHT SCENE" by Raymond John
"SURVIVING THE WRITING LIFE (Oasis con panel)" by Joy V. Smith
"THE ICE PICK (review of THE WRITING LIFE, by Annie Dillard)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

287 (September 2005):

"OUTLINING" by Jerome Vall
"WHAT'S IN A NAME?" by Christine Amsden
"20TH ANNUAL ANTIOCH WRITERS' WORKSHOP, JULY 9-15, 2005" by Larry Hammersley
"A QUESTION OF STYLE" by Lindlae Parish
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--ORGANIZING IDEAS" by Varda One
"THE ICE PICK (review of MAKING THE PERFECT PITCH : HOW TO CATCH A LITERARY AGENT'S EYE, edited by Katharine Sands)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

288 (October 2005):

"THE MAKING OF "`IN MEMORY'" by Eric James Stone
"RANDY INGERMANSON AND THE SNOWFLAKE METHOD OF WRITING A NOVEL" by Amy Keeley
"GUIDELINES FOR FORMATTING WOES" by Sharon S. Anielski
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--CURIOSITY MAKES THE WRITER" by Varda One
"THE ICE PICK (review of WRITER'S MARKET, by Writer's Digest Books)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

289 (November 2005):

"WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A FIRST DRAFT NOVEL?" by Kat Feete
"MEANING MAKERS AND THE PIGEONHOLER" by Andrew McGown
"WRITING TIP: FALL '05: TV or not TV isn't the question: Why we don't care what kids do instead of reading" by Hilari Bell
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--THE SAME BREAKFAST" by Varda One
"THE ICE PICK (review of 2006 NOVEL & SHORT STORY WRITER'S MARKET, by Writer's Digest Books)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

290 (December 2005):

"HOW NOT TO HATE RESEARCH. TRULY." by Gillian Polack
"CAPCLAVE WRITERS' WORKSHOP" by Larry Hodges, SFWA Member
"SUCH A TRAVIS-TEA: THE MAKING OF ATLANTA NIGHTS" by Laura J. Underwood
"ADVENTURES IN MARKETING--WRITING IS IGNITING" by Varda One
"THE ICE PICK (review of MAKING SHAPELY FICTION, by Jerome Stern)" by Diana Carolyn Ice

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