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Cheryl Reif

Cheryl lives and writes with her inspirational family, two energetic dogs, and a small mammal menagerie, all of which are fairly tame. She writes about cool science stuff for children and adults, daydreams about stories and characters 87% of the time, and tries not to plot novels while driving. You can also find Cheryl on Twitter @CherylRWrites, Pinterest., and Google. Come say hi!

Good News!

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I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled programming (I usually reserve Thursdays for introducing new symbols and creativity exercises in the symbols for writers series) for a spot of good news:

I just had my first nonfiction book published: Voyagers in Space.

Voyagers in Space is a leveled reader produced by Reading A-Z, a publisher that …

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The Right Brain, Left Brain Divide

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Everyone has a dominant brain hemisphere, left or right. That dominant hemisphere dictates the types of mental processing that come most naturally to you—that is, your “default” thinking style.

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If your left hemisphere is dominant, you probably approach problems logically. You can use rules, regulations, and real-world consequences to help make …

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Fun Publishing News

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My friend and fellow writer, the fabulous Anna-Maria Crum, announced the release of her new interactive picture book Monster Numbers. It is SOOOO cute! This is an app for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The program will read the story and count the monster parts—or you can record your own narration for a personal …

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10 Ways to Spark Creative Connections

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I shared yesterday that my writing coach challenged me to use the intuitive side of my mind for my first approach to problem-solving during the month of March, and how doing so has been challenging, educational, and surprisingly beneficial.

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One unexpected benefit came by what I like to call the “red …

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Larks, Hummingbirds, and Night Owls: When Are You Most Creative?

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Today I wanted to point you over to A Bump on a Blog, to check out my guest post on sleep schedules and creativity. Enjoy!

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