I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
- Here’s what I’m giving my nieces for Christmas
- The 1/4″ drill bit, Bali, cocktails on the beach, love, pride, and Spark
- Is your goal to have fun or win an award?
- I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
- Don’t wait 12 years. Please.
- It’s not only for you and your kids but your grandkids … and beyond.
- Is there anything possibly worse than not starting the project?
- Oops. That’s what I forgot: a story.
- The One Recipe Cookbook (and how to finish a project together with your kids)
- Best books for doing activities with your kids, creating family memories, and building relationships between parents and children
- Spark: It’s about creating something from nothing. Let’s create a subtitle, shall we?
- People like us do things like this
- Why Spark? Why me? Why you? Why now?
- What if I’d like to be one of the people like you who do things like that?
- Permission to … change my book title?
- Write a book with your kids? 43 elements for success. 42 are optional.
- It seems like backwards math, but by creating, we are actually “getting” more than we are “giving.”
- The Widow and the Orphan
- Spark Love: About that 1 mandatory element of the 43…
- Recipe for Love
- Kids need to crash their bikes to learn how to ride.
- Spark at “#1 New Release in Parent Participation in Education”
- Spark has hit #1 in Parenting in Free Books
- Spark Campfire
- When you document it, it becomes more real
- It takes as long as the time allotted
- I don’t want to navigate negativity.
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.
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:
- You started.
- You finished.
- 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?