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  1. Find Us All On Social Media Sites

    That's a great idea for getting online, Chris. As a mom, I like videos for how they engage my kids, but prefer them short. The kids lose interest quickly and I don't want them staring at screens for too long. But, my kids are more likely to pay quiet attention to a video than anything else, so it works. Oh, yes, facebook loves videos. If you go live they really favor you and if you upload directly to them (it can be the same file, just not linked to YouTube) they give you a free boost. If I didn't have a noisy house full of kids I would do lots of videos. Let me know when you get your channel up and running!
  2. Find Us All On Social Media Sites

    That's what my podcast and website is all about! I like studying science, but it can make for terribly dry reading/watching (scientists don't tend to make fascinating authors/speakers). I love connecting families with the most fun resources and filling the gaps as needed to make God's world and worldview fun.
  3. Find Us All On Social Media Sites

    https://www.facebook.com/CreationScience4Kids https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherifieldscs4k/ https://creationscience4kids.com I'd give you my Twitter, but I don't like it over there and just have the account because others like it.
  4. How To Use Foreshadowing

    Suspencewriter scared me this would be a big issue, but it wasn't that daunting! I've started listening to a Harry Potter review podcast series and they are all the time mentioning how some little detail is going to end up being important later- often books later. They even call the hints "bread crumbs". Now I know why. This seems like something to add in after I've nailed the main story to both quickly pull people in to the larger world of the protagonist as well as something that will make a reread lots more fun. Jargon. None of us would use it except such words (like foreshadowing) make important ideas easier to remember once you master the encapsulating terms.
  5. My Dream: Write Fiction Books For Young Girls

    Love that! It's what I would love to give my daughters (and sons). Stories help us picture what it's like to set our life on various courses.
  6. My Dream: Write Fiction Books For Young Girls

    Yes. Our kids are faced with issues at younger ages than we used to need to deal with them. Having stories that help them think through issues but still in an innocent way is something to consider. Yes! We see movies, magazines, videos all the time where the protagonist is the most beautiful, talented, amazing person on the planet and then we are ashamed to not be able to match her! I'm with the advice to get around girls and see what they resonate with. Odds are, God will have you run into a setting and genre that will be a good fit for you and his darlings if you ask him to! Some of us will always love fantasy, others may long to read about a simpler way of life, while more may find an edgy setting draws them in. It's always fun to learn about an unusual lifestyle (gymnast, missionary kid, politician's daughter) from someone who's going through the same journey we are. For my own development, I've taken out some of the American Girls books from the library to see what conventions they use for my genre. They cover all demographics, eras, and genres, so you're sure to find a style that resonates with you.
  7. Honestly, What Music?

    Well, yeah. All of us get worn out eventually and need some alone time. I bet moms of little kids either rate as major I or E because they are dying for some peace and adult conversation and which one wins depends on the time of day!
  8. Honestly, What Music?

    Nope, an INTJ. Like* C.S. Lewis, Mr. Darcy, and... Doof. *As stated by various personality books and charts
  9. Imagination Be Like...

    LOL! So true. This reminds me of when I was in Germany learning their language. It felt like all words were like that lower drawing. How we communicate as deeply as we do with such puny tools is near miraculous.
  10. Honestly, What Music?

    My kids were watching it on Netflix for a few months before I happened to have a minute and got sucked in. It is clever, clean, and way more fun than anything I've run into for years. My two and four year olds like it all the way up to my teen. That's an unusual show! BTW I just ran into a Myers-Brigg chart with the characters from the show representing the 16 types. I'm a Doofenshmirtz! I don't know whether to be honored or cry.
  11. Have Any Floating Body Parts?

    Yeah. I'm trying to watch myself on this, but stating the truth straight up is even more likely to cause others to react. It doesn't really make me sweeter, just more obvious.
  12. The Misery Of The Creative Process

    I wish someone had warned me it would be like that recording music! Thank God, I had finished my pressing writing responsibilities because I was a basket case for a week. It is good to know this is par for the course and not some freak weakness in me. If being creative, highly polished and tuned to perfect pitch (both physically and metaphorically) was easy, everyone would do it. I know the more I develop my creative skills the more I'm in awe of others. How much they gave of themselves so I could have a pleasant hour or two with their workmanship.
  13. Honestly, What Music?

    Oh, yes. My writing slows to a crawl and is barely coherent when YouTube or, worse, Phineas and Ferb is on. No way can I concentrate! Someday the library or some such a quiet spot will be my refuge, too.
  14. Have Any Floating Body Parts?

    Well, my homeschooled kids think so, but one of our daily starting rules (besides don't be distracting) is Don't be a Smart Aleck. It runs pretty strongly on both sides of the family.
  15. Weird Plurals

    LOL! I remember Tolkien throwing his weight around because he thought "dwarves" looked better than "dwarfs" and all the flak he'd gotten for insisting on the 'v'. All of this reminds me of why I don't teach spelling too intensely to my kids. Let them read- and use spellcheck!

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