Updated April 9, 2001
Most of our subscribers spend several hours in front of their
computers, creating new material, editing other people's work
or preparing content for publication. With this in mind, we,
at Inscriptions, decided to offer you a monthly treat of new
wallpaper, designed to inspire and motivate you.
This month's wallpaper was designed by Frank Fradella, editor
Age Adventures, specifically for Inscriptions.
* "Slaying the
Dragon: Stories of Triumph Over Panic and Anxiety Disorders"
If you (or anyone you know) has recovered from an anxiety disorder,
Jenna Glatzer wants
to hear about it. Stories should include a beginning, middle
and end and describe what the anxiety disorder was like, how
it affected your life, what methods you tried to get over it,
how you got past it and what your life is like now. Glatzer also
welcomes stories from caregivers, family and friends of people
who've overcome any kind of anxiety disorder. No exact limits
on length, but stories should be approximately 800 to 2,000 words.
If your story is used, you will get a free copy of the book,
and a space for a short bio.
* Tax Tips
Ready to do your taxes? If you're getting nervous about all those
miscellaneous receipts jammed into your file cabinet, visit this
site for useful tax tips. You might even make the April 15
* Legal Aid
If you're looking for legal advice, this site, run by volunteer
lawyers for the arts, presents some useful FAQs on copyrights,
trademarks and various First Amendment issues. Ever been stiffed
by a publisher? The section on arbitration and small claims court
is particularly useful.
Finn by Mark Twain
Recordedbooks.com is offering this classic novel in electronic
format for free.
Regardless of whether you're in the U.S. or abroad, this search
engine will help you find a local book store to visit. Or, search
for an online store and save the cost of gas by ordering on the
Net and having your books delivered.
* A Writer's
Guide to Understanding the Copyeditor by Terry McGarry
Struggling with your latest set of proofs? This handy guide will
help you delve into the minds of the copy editors, and find ways
to make their job easier.
* "Winning at
the Game of Interviewing" by J.B. Morehead
Before you head out to that new dot-com or publishing company,
browse through this free e-book for helpful interviewing tips.
* Del Rey Digital
Science fiction and fantasy writers rejoice! Del Rey is offering
a free online workshop to help get your work critiqued. Guest
editors include Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey and Toni Anzetti.
Workshop for Writers
Be one of the first to post to our brand new message boards and
you could win a free online workshop from Coffeehouse for Writers.
Just be certain you supply your e-mail address when you register.
Our members can post on any number of specialized topics -- from
new writer anxiety, to fiction writing, to crafting poetry.
* Journalism Career Guide from the Newspaper Association of
To obtain a copy, e-mail
your snail mail address.