My daughter has a set of dice called Story Cubes, which she uses to tell us fanciful stories before bed. It didn't take long for me to see the benefit of using these dice to practice my own storytelling skills. And since this is my blog and I do what I want, I decided to … Continue reading Story Cubes Writing Practice: The Exam
Ever since I was young, I've had an affinity for typewriters. As a preschooler, I would occasionally go to work with my mother, a radiology tech, and play for hours with one of the hospital’s electric typewriters. The clickety-clack of the keys, the weight of them on my fingers, felt… right. I may have … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Typewriter Adaptation: The Beginning
"Hello. It's been a while. I've missed you." This is what I'd say to my muse if I had the courage to reach out. Sometimes keeping in touch with my creativity gets away from me, and before I know it, it's been so long that I feel awkward just trying to make a connection out … Continue reading Finding My Way Back
What a lovely review of my book, The Pirate Princess! It means a lot to me coming from a fellow author. Thank you, Dani!
The Pirate Princess by Tawn Krakowski
As the ninth daughter in the ninth generation of the Puffinstuff line, Princess Penny is a very special little girl. With a destiny to save her family that only an elaborate scheme of fake pirates and adventure can possibly achieve, Penny might discover more than just pirate treasure along the way.
*Back cover taken from Amazon
In this Middle Grade fantasy by Tawn Krakowski, we are taken on adventure as Penny, a princess of Puffinstuff, is destined to complete a prophecy from years before. Now this twelve year old must sail the high seas and find whatever the map that was given to her guides her to. But little does she know is that there is something wicked waiting for her.
Penny is a strong young girl that is a great female…
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If you resolved to start off 2016 as a healthy year, you probably already understand how important consistent daily habits are to improving your health and well-being. Starting your day off right is one of the best ways to encourage healthy choices for the remainder of your day. Because of this, focusing on making a … Continue reading Guest Post: Easy Morning Tricks to Help You Stay Healthy
In an effort to revitalize my blog, I've decided to offer a wider variety of content. I promise to be true to TotallyTawn in that I will not feature articles that I don't find interesting or that don't align with my values (sorry bullies and kitten kickers- you'll have no voice here), but I hope … Continue reading PWN 2016
I think it's time to re-gift this little gem. Happy Holidays!
Day 9: What’s in my wallet Happy Anniversary to me! According to WordPress, I began the TotallyTawn blog five years ago today. My, how times change! What began as one timid post asking what the hell I was getting myself into blossomed into something so amazing that I still have trouble believing how much my life has evolved. Of … Continue reading The Change in My Wallet
Day 8: Five Current Goals As you can probably tell, I generally don’t do well with goals. I can stick to a schedule if I really have to, but I’m usually a disorganized mess racing against the clock to finish my work. I've come to the sad conclusion that I'm addicted to the adrenaline rush which, … Continue reading Tawn’s Best Laid Plans
Day 7: My 5 Favorite Songs Happy Monday! Well, it didn’t take long for me to fall behind on this challenge. Not surprising, since this exercise is meant to help me develop my writing habit more than anything else. However, today is a new day, and a Monday at that! I love Mondays. I normally … Continue reading A Little Mood Music, Please, Maestro