Thursday, August 29, 2019

A Country of Cowards and Heroes

I didn’t hear her name, but she was an eight-year-old child from Honduras. I didn’t understand her native language, but an interpreter told me that she was praying for the people of the United States to follow the teachings of their own religions – the teachings that commanded them to love others as they love themselves. 

Maybe what happened next was a coincidence or maybe it was serendipitous, but two weeks later the entire United States halted when what looked like mini bullet-shaped jets landed in fields everywhere. 

Anyone who tried to attack the aliens was met with weapons the size of cocktail straws that instantly paralyzed their targets. While everyone stood impotent, the beings who emerged from those jets claimed the earth as their new home base, seizing property and children whose parents agreed with the separation policy of alienation from their parents.

As the paralyzed victims of substantial loss tried desperately to assess the situation, a voice permeated the crowds and caused everyone to assimilate her powerful vision and wisdom as she drew forth her weapon and insinuated herself into the souls of everyone around her. Her name was Conscience.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hilarious Old People's Embarrassing Senior Moments


Instead of writing, I've been creating videos. I am inviting you to check this one out:



Friday, August 23, 2019

Opportunity for Creative Writers with a Short Attention Span to Make Money!

If you're the type of writer who likes to write short blurbs, like those found on greeting cards and t-shirts, this blog's for you!

Back in the 70s I created about a hundred greeting cards. The only types of cards available back then were sappy, sentimental types. My greeting cards were sarcastic. When I sent my ideas to about 100 different greeting card companies, of the ones who wrote back, variations similar to, "There is no market for these kinds of cards," filled my mailbox. I wanted to scream, "I KNOW! I'm creating the market!"

Fast forward to shortly after that time, sarcastic greeting cards proliferated at an exponential rate – and now – they're everywhere. While I love researching for long articles and now for YouTube, I'm more of a Reader's Digest kind of writer. A get-to-the-point kind of writer. A say-it-and-move-on kind of writer.

So when I started designing cups, t-shirts, tote bags, and more, I found my niche! And how did I discover this new avenue of expression? Through YouTube, where I also decided to start my own channel, Youthful Aging for REAL Women.

By watching YouTube videos, I discovered a variety of ways to make money, one of which, besides my YouTube channel (brand new – I'm not making any money yet), was by designing items for sale, through a company called Teespring! So I revved up my brain and started creating. I have a designing background, so that helps, but all you need to know is how to manipulate fonts and text sizes if you're eager to start. And some programs, like Canva, will allow you to create designs for a small fee.

I was fortunate to find a couple of artists on Facebook who agreed to draw some ideas for me and wait for payment until those items sold, but I'm so excited to begin this new chapter of my life, I can't wait to share what's happening to me with other writers who enjoy short, to-the-point, sayings.

As an example of the types of wording I'm using, samples below appear in these stores on Teespring:

Halloween Items

Women Empowerment

The Love Joy Laugh Shop

Craft Lovers

Eclectic Mugs

The Creative Soul

Pregnancy and Baby Items

Proud to be an American

Crochet Lovers

Totes to Tote

The Writer's Write Shop

And here is an example of one of my totes available in The Writer's Write Shop:

Interested in getting started? Write up several comments you'd like to see on the fronts of t-shirts or tote bags. If you're good at design, you can also design iPhone and Samsung cases. Head over to Teespring.com and start placing your items. The site is simple to follow. Just pay attention to what you're doing. You can get lost – only because you have SO MANY OPTIONS! With one simple design, you can create t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, cups, and more! With ONE design!

If you're artistically creative, Teespring offers leggings, pillows, and other items to design, too. 

For instructions on how to use Teespring, if you have difficulty maneuvering through the site, please watch Greg Gottfried. His instructional videos will walk you through the process. They helped me immensely.

If you become successful with Teespring, please let me know in the comments below!







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