My daughter Imogen’s latest music video features her three younger siblings, Charlotte, Sophie, and Gemma-Rose. The four girls sing the Enya song, Wild Child.
When I watch this video, it’s not the singing that I enjoy the most. I’m not thinking, “Oh wow! Aren’t my girls talented?” Yes, the singing is okay (and I guess it needs to be if Imogen is going to fulfil her dream of becoming a successful online musician!) but for me, that’s not the most important aspect of the video. It’s the evident love between siblings, as they interact together on camera, that warms my mother’s heart.
Making videos together allows my daughters to share their skills and help each other. They also have a lot of fun while they’re working. But they don’t just make videos. My girls spend a lot of time together as they enjoy other passions such as writing novels, exercising or taking photos. Sharing skills, working with each other and spending a lot of time in one another’s company has resulted in very close sibling relationships.
I wanted to talk about siblings for this week’s podcast, so I invited Imogen to join me. I thought it would be interesting to hear about her experiences of working with her sisters. Perhaps we could also talk about music and writing.
So these are the questions and topics we discuss in episode 75:
- Is it possible for siblings to teach siblings?
- What special challenges are involved?
- What benefits are there to siblings sharing their talents?
- Can siblings work together on a single project? Is it possible to make everyone feel part of the team?
- Imogen talks about the piano and singing lessons she gives to her younger sisters.
- We chat about her last music video which features her three younger sisters who all sang as well as helped make the video.
- We talk about writing and the upcoming Camp NaNowriMo event. Is it too late to join in? Do you need a novel plan before signing up?
- Imogen tells us about the Writing Circle Meetings she, Sophie and Gemma-Rose have each week.
- And how she’d like to turn these meetings into a formal online course to help and inspire other young writers.
ImogenImogen Elvis‘ Facebook Page
Imogen Elvis’ Youtube Channel
Imogen’s writing blog: Gossiping with Dragons
Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and creativity. We have Camp sessions in both April and July, and we welcome word-count goals between 30 and 1,000,000. In addition, writers can tackle any project they’d like, including new novel drafts, revision, poetry, scripts, and short stories.
Images: I took these photos while the girls were filming the Wild Child video. I might have messed up the behind-the-scenes video recording, but I did manage to snap a few photos!
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