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I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.

I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
This entry is part 7 of 38 in the series Spark

I thought, “Oh, how cute.”

Little did I know.

I posted about recording an audiobook with my kids now almost 4 years ago: Chapter 9 of “The Secret of Kite Hill” recorded for audiobook release.

Here’s the whole, uncut, not-at-all-ready-for-prime-time production:

At the time, I figured it might get me thrown in the slammer for abusing my kids and forcing them into child labor. But we were (eventually) having fun with it, so I guessed it would all be OK.

Little did I know that just four years later, my now-14-year-old son wouldn’t dare be caught recording an audiobook and only now do I realize that I captured something I can cherish forever: a time capsule.

Spark: How to write a book with your kids--and why you should.

Spark: How to write a book with your kids–and why you should.

This is the premise of my upcoming book, “Spark: How to write a book with your kids–and why you should.”

I’ve been thinking of changing the subtitle to ” … and why you must.” but I suppose I shouldn’t be quite so forceful. But frankly, that’s how strongly I feel about it.

At the moment, I’m gathering up other stories from people who have also done creative projects with their kids. I don’t have too many requirements:

  1. You started.
  2. You finished.
  3. Someone learned something.

#2 is most important. Of course, it wouldn’t have gone very far without #1 and #3 is bound to happen if you get to #1. But then again, I stand by my ranking of #2.

Have you done something creative with your kids? Wanna have a quick chat?

Keep this in mind: an 11-second video I took 4 years ago is the foundation of my next book. What might trigger something later in your life (or that of your child’s) by an action you take now?

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