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Movies and writing

Ever wonder what the two have in common? To me, watching a good movies jolts my imagination in a way for new ideas about future books. I like twist in turns in a movie and how the story develops. It took me about two and a half years to develop my story arc because I also got writers block and needed a break. For me, sometimes watching a good movie gave me burst of energy. Other times, I could hear a story from a conversation, and gather new ideas. Movies and books both have a beginner, middle, and ending. Sometimes book thrillers become great movies. Children’s book are especially hard.  Most people assume it’s easy. However, you have two audiences children and adults. In my opinion, you cannot develop a good children’s story overnight. What you put into it is what you get out of it.

Fun Facts

Here are 5 fun facts about my children’s book “ Flying with Kindness “.
1. The book was inspire by my early childhood experience as well as my son.
2. My main character Basil experience with the old lady is my personal experience when I was          
    about five years old.    
    I still remember the experience like it was yesterday. We were going to the Doctor office by
    bus when I refuse to give up my seat for an old lady after my mom ask me too. I remember my
    mom being embarrass by my actions. I was acting like I was in the terrible two stages. My mom
    with a stern voice made give up my seat.
3. Fast forward a few decades and now I’m getting payback from my own son who sometimes
     struggles to show kindness. My son is three now and I’m always trying to discover new ways to
     encourage kindness. Reading books to him made a big difference and that’s why I decided to write
     my own book so to help other families.
4.  I came up with main character name Basil bec…

Quote

Quote “Flying With Kindness offers children a valuable lesson in kind-heartedness and shows how one act of kindness can lead to another, and the positive effect on the recipient. It’s a beautiful, yet simply written story with eye-catching illustrations and, in a rare feat, the author has conveyed the overarching message in an entertaining but non-preachy manner. In a world much in need of a little compassion and understanding, this children’s book is a breath of fresh air.” – Scott Medbury, Author of the America Falls Series, and father of four.

Flying With Kindness Book Blurb

Sibling rivalry, a cranky little boy, and a frustrated mother could be any parent’s typical day. “Flying With Kindness”, is a deeply moving story and travel adventure.  It’s a book about a boy name Basil and the normal sibling rivalry with his younger sister, Ava. In addition, kindness doesn’t seem to come natural for Basil’s. He perceives it as too much work. Basil’s parents struggle to encourage him to show kindness with no prevail. By chance, Basil’s family meets an old lady, an encounter which set up a chain of events and teachable moments in kindness. When Basil loses his favorite teddy bear on his flight, kindness is returned to him in an unexpected way.

10 Most Effective Ways to Invoke Kindness in Children

The world we live in can sometimes be complex for young children exploring life. Today’s society is de-humanizing the humans more and more and children are becoming insensitive towards nature, people and the environment. Our children are the future of the earth, and if they are not taught to be kind, the world is going to turn bitter every day.
1. Teach them to Share and Donate. Children learn more at young ages and those habits go on with them during their lives. Teach them to share their food, toys and belongings with their friends and even needy people on the street. Persuade them to donate any of their clothes, books or toys as it is a sweet and helpful act for the people who are in need.
2. Encourage them to Invite all Kids to Play. (Including the Kids that are not Nice) Encourage your kids to be nice towards children who are not so friendly, and when they are playing, invite the isolated ones to play with them as well. This will create a soft corner in their hearts and they will be …