January 2014 Critique Corner

January Critique Week

Here they are…The January Stories!  

It’s story time at swirl and spark… let the critiquing begin! We have five story openers written by five amazing writers. Each story opener is posted separately with its own comment box. Just go to the post below this one to see Story # 1. Keep scrolling down to see each of the other stories after that. Over the next week, if your story is posted on the site, please be sure to make a comment about each of the other stories. Also, be on the lookout for comments from our blog readers, and from swirl and spark too. If you don’t have a story posted today, you can still make comments (even if you’re over the age of 18). I’m sure each of these writers would love to hear what you think!

Remember to keep the critique comments positive. Begin with something you like about the story, add a suggestion if you have one, and end with something else you like about it too. Give as much detail as you can. So scroll down and enjoy the openings of these stories. You’re definitely in for a treat!

But before we do, let’s hear it for our January swirl and spark Authors: Cecilia, Kara, Mackenzie, Riley and Jordan!!  **creates thunderous applause**   Thanks for submitting. So many writers will benefit from your reading your words!

And… one last thing… break out the virtual hot chocolate (or the real stuff if you can). It’s a chilly week for January Critique Week and sending a mug of steamy yummy-ness to you is my way of saying thank you… to our amazing writers, to those who stop by the blog to read, to those who’ve taken the time to tell other writers about the site (and critique week), and especially to those who leave comments for our writers. I appreciate all of you. Just remember to add the whipped cream!   

Okay, now you can scroll down to read. 🙂

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