22 Cover author James Grippando isn’t afraid to send chills down a reader’s spine IN EVERY ISSUE 5 Magnolia Corner 10 The Writer’s Jar by Julie Cantrell & Lisa Wingate 13 Must Reads by Southern Writers 15 Poetry Matters by Sara M. Robinson 18 What’s the Story? 25 Book Proposal Boot Camp by W. Terry Whalin 29 Social Media by Edie Melson 31 The Writing Craft by Tracy Crump 37 Sneak Previews 38 The Last Word – Guest Author p.m. terrell FEATURES 6 10 Writing Commitments for 2015 by Claire Fullerton 7 Grace Greene – Endless Summer 8 Darden North – A Doctor Whose Writing You Can Read 9 Writing Your Passion...It’s Your Muse by Melinda Elmore 11 Deeper Dialogue by C. Hope Clark 12 Tosca Lee Gives Voice to Bible Characters 14 Being an Author Is More Than Just Writing by Kathryn Starke 16 Terry Reid – Telling Ghost Stories 17 Interviewing Essentials by Shannon L. Brown 19 Cheryl Wyatt – Honoring a Few Good Men (and Women) 24 Promoting with Punch by Vicki Moss 26 Ashley Weaver – Getting It Right the First Time 27 Screenwriting and the Love of the Camera by Shelly Frome 28 Mining for Short Story Gold by Bob Strother 30 Terry Irving – A New Kind of Thriller 32 Genre Juggling and Other Fun with Fiction by Rodney Page 34 Embrace Your Backstory When Marketing by Lynda Bouchard 35 Diane K Chamberlain – Serving Others with a Mended Body 36 Henry Chappell – Writing to Become a Classic Southern Writers January / February 2015 Volume 5 Issue 1 ISSN 2333-3189 (Print) ISSN 2334-5845 (Online) EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Susan Reichert MANAGING EDITOR Doyne Phillips CREATIVE DIRECTOR Gary Fearon COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Annette Cole Mastron SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR Edie Melson CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Vicki Moss WRITER-AT-LARGE Chris Pepple STAFF WRITERS Jessica Ferguson Londa Hayden Barbara Ragsdale Rick Robinson COLUMNISTS Julie Cantrell Tracy Crump Sara M. Robinson W. Terry Whalin Lisa Wingate CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE Lynda Bouchard Shannon L. Brown C. Hope Clark Melinda Elmore Shelly Frome Claire Fullerton Sylvia Ney Rodney Page Ann a Marie Sandy Kathryn Starke Bob Strother p.m. terrell Online edition rates: 8.99 single issue, 29.99 six issues, 49.99 twelve issues. Print subscription rates: 12.99 single issue, 52.99 six issues plus S&H. Additional discount for online and print combo subscription. For details: subscriptions@ southernwritersmag.com. Compilation © 2014 Southern Writers Magazine and its individual contributors, who are solely responsible for their content. Opinions expressed by individual authors do not necessarily reflect those of the magazine. All rights reserved. No article may be copied, posted or used in any way without written permission from the author or the magazine. For reprint permission contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For advertising information email advertising@ southernwritersmag.com. Southern Writers Magazine welcomes your news, observations, ideas and tips. To propose articles and interviews send query to editor@ southernwritersmag.com.