IVP - Behind the Books - Building Your Creation

August 7, 2007

Building Your Creation

While cleaning off my desk at home recently, I came across a wonderful statement about writing from my son, Spencer. He was then six and was eating breakfast before heading off to a morning at kindergarten. We'd been working on building a tower of legos that would reach the ceiling, and a connection clicked for him.

I guess writing books is hard. Cause they are big. It's kind of like building with legos. First, you have to think of a title. Then you have to think of what to write. It's like legos when you build your own creation, not someone else's creation. You have to think of what to make and how to build it. Like, take the tower. You have to think of how to keep it stable so it won't all fall down. But finally one day we built our tower to the ceiling. Like with books one day you have finished a book. And then that day we got to knock it down. But it's not like that with books--you sell them.
Posted by Cindy Bunch at August 7, 2007 10:33 AM Bookmark and Share


Ah, yes, we hope they sell! And not get knocked down by too many eager hands.

I love the mind of a child. In some ways, writing is like trying to recapture our childish mind, and the freedom we once had in expressing it.

Comment by: L.L. Barkat at August 22, 2007 3:10 PM

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