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Cat
 USA
Writers Actually Get Paid for Writing Printer Friendly Version
Ever wanted to write something? But procrastinated every time? I bet you know a few other people who also feel the same way. So did I - we started getting together every week, for a couple hours, and reading over each other's work, offering suggestions. If you haven't added more to your story, or written anything new, you have to pay a fine into the pot (we used $5.00). If you don't show up or come late, we fined each other $2.00. This all goes into a pot. When somebody finishes and edits a story, then we throw a small party (just dinner and drinks) and all parade off to the post office to mail it off. For mailing a story you get $10, for having it rejected you get a consolation prize of $15.00 and if it gets published, you get all the money in the pot! Of course adjust the fines and rewards for your own needs - the idea is that it gives you an incentive. We also offer 'scholarships' and 'grants' of $50.00 or less - like if one of us is having a hard week and the paycheck is stretching thin, we are having to work extra and give up writing time because of it, then we can apply for 'scholarship' and if we all vote ok, then you can be given a little $$$ to tide you through - if you DON'T write during that time you have to pay it all back, but if you DO write, it becomes a 'grant' instead. This system has gotten several of us published.
Reward: If you use our idea, it'd be great if you could tell everyone about it. If you had enough people doing this, then the rewards for writing could be a real financial help even without getting published. 

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Jim10
 USA
"Insta-chair" Printer Friendly Version
How many times have you been out shopping, walking around, even hiking and wanted a little rest...or how about those times when you find yourself in a long line?...and gosh!...no chair. "Insta-chair" solves this problem: It is a collapsable metal framed, comfortable canvas lined chair that attaches with harness to either your back or butt. You just push a conveniently located magic actuator button or lever...and presto!, your very own "insta-chair" unfolds and sets up quickly behind you...anywhere you decide to sit! (monogrammed label available: "I'll sit anywhere I damn well please!) These will go fast... so put in your order now! (ps...one size fits all...just about)

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dcolove
 USA
Hot Chocolate tea bags Printer Friendly Version
My daughter came up with this one. Hot chocolate powder is messy and hard to measure exactly. Why not be able to have hot chocolate in a tea bag?

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