2.The 3 second rule really does work (the 30 second rule is only acceptable inside your own bedroom).
3.Chocolate is the remedy to all emotional turmoil.
4.Miley Cyrus is not Hannah Montana in real life.
5.Ian Fleming’s character James Bond, was named after an ornithologist.
6.Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
7.If you want a temporary tattoo use permanent marker.
8.Elevator rides with complete strangers are always awkward.
9.When you’re trying to read someone’s shirt but they keep moving…
10.Never start an argument with a girl because they all have 450201845 GB memories, and will bring up something you did at 14:23PM (pacific time) on 7/8/2005.
11.When you spell Wednesday, you have to say it out loud as “Wed-nes-day” that way, you won’t miss the silent ‘n’.
12.That moment when you lie in bed at night replaying that conversation you had with your crush, and you mentally beat yourself up because all you managed to say was, “Hi.”
13.This generation doesn’t ring the doorbell…we text or call to say we’re outside.
14.Wondering if your mom will let you make pancakes even though its 11:00 pm.
15.Interrupt my sleeping and I’ll interrupt your breathing.
16.No matter how old it gets, “This Is How We Do It” will always be a party favorite.
17.There is always that one person on every social media site that works hard at being the unofficial Grammar Nazi.
18.That irritating moment when you have milk in the fridge, but no cereal in the pantry.
19.When someone tells me,” Go get a job” I be like, (clears throat because I’m ‘bout to go HAM) “Uhm…I’m a full-time stay at home blogger, so excuse yo’self.”
20.Shout out to all those kids who parents won’t let them eat inside their rooms #thestruggleisreal. Let’s bow our heads in a moment of silence.
The year is 2014. Our world and society has shifted from tangible substances into an invisible realm known as the Internet. As an author, the question that probably plagues you constantly when determining how and in what format to sell your book is, “Should I make my book available in e-book format or should I go the traditional paperback route?”
Which format will make you the most money?
Well, let’s consider the facts.
Even in today’s technological world, book stores still exist. This means that to a certain extent, getting you book published through the medium of a tangible book can make you a decent profit. There still exist a nice hunk of people like me, who are book fanatics and actually prefer tangible books over e-books. Having your book published in the traditional paper and ink format opens an extra income stream for you, because it allows you to market to customers who prefer actually books over e-readers.
I am the proud owner of two e-readers, a Kindle and a Nook and both devices works wonders. With the development of e-readers, people are now able to haul around several books without adding extra weight to their bags and purses. And considering the fact that just about everyone has a smart phone these days with the Kindle app and e-reading capability, it is safe to say that publishing your book(s) electronically, will definitely make you money.
E-books sale more than paperback books because it is so much easier to click the download button, instead of going to bookstores to buy them. Even if someone orders a book online, they still have to wait a day to receive their package in the mail. E-readers and e-books, eliminates the wait.
So which method will make you the most money? Publishing your work as an e-reader.
Can you also publish in paperback form and still make money? Yes you can, but your biggest profit will come from publishing your work as an e-reader.
So for all those indie-authors out there that are trying to make a name for themselves in the writing and literary community, this post was for you.
I hope that it was helpful. Be sure to like, comment and share this post.
Thanks for reading, and happy writing-Lasheda
BY MAYA ANGELOU
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
The issue regarding sexism here in America is a relentless battle without an end. The argument that the female anatomy and mind is of lesser value than that of men, have sparked numerous women rights crusades intended to herald in the triumph of women in America (and other countries). Those crusades have progressed to what many today know to be Women Rights.
The rights that women in America have fought for are, but not limited to:
1. the right to vote
2. property rights
3. birth control and reproductive rights
4. and equality within the work place.
Feminist, have emphasized that a part from women being female, every woman living on this planet is first and foremost a human being. And as a human being, certain rights belong to them without those rights having to be made into laws, or without women having to ask for permission to exercise those rights. With that being said, the idea of women being treated as lesser than men have left many women feeling vulnerable, unloved, and used. Marches, protest, petitions, and demonstrations have served as mediums for the women of this world, to tell men and society alike to “Stick it, we don’t need you or any law telling us what we can and can not do.”
Yes All Women
The hastag #yesallwomen have been circulating around Twitter and Facebook in an effort to further the cause and to shed light on the realities women living in this day and age experience.
About two months ago, I ran across a quote of a 13 year-old student, attending Haven Middle School, in Illinois. Her school had banned female students from wearing yoga pants and leggings, because it served as a distraction to male students.
Sophie Hasty of Haven Middle School is quote as saying,”Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us [girls] the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.”
The truthfulness of that statement is irrefutable. Why should any female be held accountable for the actions of any male? In some instances, that is the same principle that rapists use to justify their actions. Some men have limited the existence of women to nothing more than maids and slaves, created to fulfill their every desire and grant their every wish. And unfortunately, some women have succumb to that credo and live by those standards in order to obtain and maintain a boyfriend or husband.
This is not to generalize all men. Some men do see women as the intelligent creatures we are, unique in our genetic makeup and ways. They recognize that women have played an important and major role in their lives, and that societal advancements have been pushed forward because of the many strong-willed women who would not back down and just ‘take it’. Yes, the power that women have over men, in society, and within themselves, is something men do not have, nor can posses. The power of a woman belongs solely to a woman because it is a part of her. The way a woman directs and yield her power in order to create and produce is second to none, and can not be copied by a man.
In most cases, men are physically stronger than women. It use to be that a man’s power was measured by how much he could lift and how big his muscles were. The bigger his muscles were, the more power he had. As women began to loosen the bonds society placed on them because they were considered to be the ‘lesser ones’, the meaning of power shifted.
A woman’s strength is built through the emotionally charged experiences of her life, therein, binding the “DNA” of her power.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made a profound statement regarding what true power is:
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man.”
Yes, true power is in the idea of something, not being able to lift something. Men have come to realize that ideas is what move countries forward. Ideas are the building blocks of a successful business, and ideas are what formulate government and structure. Being able to think is what creates ideas, and having ideas gives you power.
Yes, all women are phenomenal.
When was the last time you checked your version of reality to see if what you perceived to be, is actually there?
It’s kinda like random gravity checks…
No, I didn’t trip, I was just checking to see if gravity still worked.
That sort of gravity check.
And it is the same with reality checks. Reality checks can also be called those “salty moments”.
For those that are unaware, the urban definition of the word salty is as follows:
A word that means you just got played or are looking stupid, either because of something you did or something that was done to you. It can also refer to an instance when you are certain that you are correct about something, but come to find out you’re wrong.
We have to have reality checks from time to time to ensure that we are not living a delusional and “fake” version of our lives.
Sometimes, it’s irritating, but usually it’s necessary.
Fear is defined as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
We all are prone to feel fear because we live in a world where impeding fear of something bad happening, hovers over all of us. Fear, is what moves people away or towards something. It is also the driving force behind such social experiments such as criminal gangs and has garnered the success of many interrogation sessions between the law and citizens who’ve engaged in illegal activity.
I was once told that fear was an acronym that meant, False Evidence Appearing Real.
See, the thing about fear is that it is an abstract instance. Fear is only real to those who imagine fear. Some may say that fear is an adjective and nothing more. But believe it or not, fear can also be classified as a verb, an action word. While fear can be categorized as an adjective, it can also be defined as a verb because to feel fear means that you allow yourself to become overwhelmed with a feeling of dread and terror. In other words, a person can only experience fear, if they allow their mind to formulate a scary situation or outcome, an outcome or situation that would be unfavorable to and/or for them.
That is why certain things scare certain people and why certain things don’t scare certain people.
Let’s use babies as an example. Babies do not understand the concept of fear when they are first-born. They must be taught fear by those who do fear, in order to grow up with an inkling of fear that something bad could happen to them. Usually, the first person that a baby learns fear from is its mother. A mother’s fear is transmitted to her baby, thus making her fear her child’s fear.
Fear is only real to those who fear. Just like spiders are only scary to those who imagine scary thoughts about spiders. There are certain people who are aware of the damaging effects spiders can have if bitten by one, but yet and still they are fascinated by the creatures, not fearful of them.
The word imagine is a verb and if one was to imagine fear, they would no doubt act to create fear.
Now obviously, bad things do happen to people, therefore initiating fear. But that is not to say that the bad things that have happened to them is what keeps them down from doing other things. Some have managed to overcome their fears and have decided to focus on the positive things in their life instead of pinpointing negative elements present within their existence.
Why must we be greater than our fears? Because nine times out of ten, our fears are nothing more but imagined circumstances that haven’t happened, nor have we witnessed our fears played out in front of us.
So that is why”we must be greater than our fears,” because fear is a prison for our minds.