Here’s what I’m giving my nieces for Christmas
- Do you know what the hardest part of writing a book is?
- SPARK | “How can I make more time in the day to write with my son?”
- Don’t have much conversation with your kids? Here you go.
- That partner of yours. Yeah, the kid. We still have roles to play. They’re important.
- Spark | Time Capsule: this is one of those moments I want to remember.
- Spark Campfire | Step out of your comfort zone to uncover your true message
- Everyone is born a genius
- Here’s what I’m giving my nieces for Christmas
- The 1/4″ drill bit, Bali, cocktails on the beach, love, pride, and Spark
- Is your goal to have fun or win an award?
- I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
- Don’t wait 12 years. Please.
- It’s not only for you and your kids but your grandkids … and beyond.
- Is there anything possibly worse than not starting the project?
- Oops. That’s what I forgot: a story.
- The One Recipe Cookbook (and how to finish a project together with your kids)
- Best books for doing activities with your kids, creating family memories, and building relationships between parents and children
- Spark: It’s about creating something from nothing. Let’s create a subtitle, shall we?
- People like us do things like this
- Why Spark? Why me? Why you? Why now?
- What if I’d like to be one of the people like you who do things like that?
- Permission to … change my book title?
- Write a book with your kids? 43 elements for success. 42 are optional.
- It seems like backwards math, but by creating, we are actually “getting” more than we are “giving.”
- The Widow and the Orphan
- Spark Love: About that 1 mandatory element of the 43…
- Recipe for Love
- Kids need to crash their bikes to learn how to ride.
- Spark at “#1 New Release in Parent Participation in Education”
- Spark has hit #1 in Parenting in Free Books
- Spark Campfire
- When you document it, it becomes more real
- It takes as long as the time allotted
- I don’t want to navigate negativity.
- What’s the one little spark going to be that sets off the creativity in you (or your child)?
- Spark Campfire February 2019
- Find someone who believes he is alone and convince him that he is not.
- Well, wait a minute. That wasn’t so hard.
- Someone out there could use the help from the you of today
- I just got off the phone with my niece (and why that’s important).
- How to structure your non-fiction
- Spark Campfire | I wish I knew my nephew
- Spark Campfire | Why are you the person to write this book?
- Spark Campfire | Can we write a book and be less in front of a screen?
- Spark Campfire | How we define success
- Spark Campfire | So, you say you don’t have a book idea?
- Spark Campfire | Think about your audiobook before you thought you needed to
- Spark Campfire | Time Capsule
- Spark Campfire | Sweat Hut
- Spark | How do you answer the question, “What are you working on?”
- Spark: Ch. 3: Message in a Bottle
- The risk of remaining tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom
- Spark Campfire | Who can say what you want to say better than you can?
- Imagine yourself as a published author.
- Writing & Publishing: Why do we go to the gym? Wait, I don’t go to the gym. Exactly.
- Write Your Worst Book Ever
- This is what co-creating a book looks like
- Don’t do what you want to do but they want to do
- “Drama” audiobook is DONE!
- SPARK |Tell me your fears
- 7 Questions for Spark
- Spark Campfire | Did I mention we’re going to get it done?
- Spark | Thanks for your gift of sharing yourself through this book.
- “I get to be the fun mom.”
- “Our story has to be told.”
- SPARK authors Meg and Matthew Leal are #1 on Amazon!
- “Oh, next year will be better.”
They’d probably rather have an iPhone, but they’ll remember this more.
During the months of February and April 2019, I’m leading “Spark Campfire” which is a month-long experiment to write a book together with a younger person (child, niece, orphan, random friend of your neighbor’s daughter).
If you know my nieces, please don’t tell them. It’s now Dec. 23 and that would spoil the surprise! Thank you and happy holidays!Bradley
There will only be 17 families involved, we’ll have video conferences, checklists, how to walkthroughs on how to get stuff done, and we’ll be a thriving,
We’ll be a cooperative group, not competitive. Unless the competition is for “The Worst Book of All Time” (which is what I’m shooting for), then it’s all going to be for a good cause: creating something with kids.
We’re not looking to win literary awards. Not shooting for any bestseller lists. I’m personally not going for the huge dollar returns of book sales.
I’m going for the experiment of it. The unknown future of tossing together variables like a chemist mixing up a brew of a bubbly, smoking potion. He doesn’t know if it’s going to explode, fizzle, or taste like a strawberry milkshake.
Now if you don’t know kids and you didn’t have a childhood, this might be hard to grasp, but here’s what I’m really gunning for.
I want my nieces to look back on our Spark Campfire and say,
“Oh man. You mean the Christmas present from 2018? How could I ever forget! That’s when we did that Spark thing he was so gung-ho about and together we created that monstrosity. I’m pretty sure that was the worst Christmas gift I ever got–or the best. I still can’t decide. But one thing is sure: I’m never going to forget it and what we created together we have forever.”Niece of Bradley
Sure, I could give them those fuzzy socks that have the sticky little knobs on the bottom so you don’t slip. Or maybe an iPhone XR. But what if I could give them something not only from
Then her experience and my experience is an overlap of experience and that we share together. It’s no one else’s and it’s only ours.
No one can take it away, we can’t lose it, and it will never disappear.
That’s what I see in Spark Campfire.
That’s what I’m giving my nieces this Christmas.