Hey all! What’s new? Not much here…just sitting around on a cloudy summer day figuring out how to keep this website fresh… and I thought of something! Hence the name of this blog post. Back in the day (like three years ago), I religiously blogged once each week, without fail, on Wednesdays. But as time… Continue reading Swirl and Spark Weekly
Hi Everyone, It's hard to believe that Christmas is here already~ the most magical time of the year! I wish each of you peace, joy, health, and a celebration (big or small) filled with family, friends and those you love. Thank you for being a special part of my joy. Merry Christmas and hugs to each… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2015!
Bring on 2015! Are you ready for it? I am so ready. I’m ready to say goodbye to the old and in with the new. As cliché as that sounds, it’s true. 2014 was a good year, but I’m a sap for new beginnings in any shape at all. That’s why I love January so… Continue reading Happy New Year 2015!
What better way to ring in 2014 than to write something new? Today and in the early days of the New Year, I challenge you to push yourself… to create a story different from your usual stuff. If you normally write stories about real things that have happened to you in the past (like your… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Hello and Merry Christmas to all my Swirl and Spark friends! It's been a busy time around my house lately. We've had fun days full of family, friends and cookies. Yes, lots of cookies! I hope you're having a happy holiday season too. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'll be back soon with more goodies for… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Six years and ten months ago, I became a writer. It was a wintery January day, when an idea for a children’s book burst into my head—like a sparkle from an icicle almost. At first I ignored it. I’m not sure why exactly. But the idea was persistent. I couldn’t get it out of my head. A… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
In honor of Thanksgiving, we won’t be holding a critique round in November. Instead, I’d like to turn the blog into a collection of thank you notes!Writing is a gift and that warrants an entire blog post, don’t you think?Starting today, you’ll have a chance to write about something or someone you’re thankful for. Whether… Continue reading Critique Corner Update
Happy Birthday to the Swirl & Spark blog and welcome to my first official blog post! I’m happy to announce that Swirl & Spark is alive and swirling. For anyone just stumbling upon this site, feel free to look around and comment. I mean it. I’d love to hear what you think of it. Besides,… Continue reading Blog Birthday!