Congratulations to all those bloggers who successfully completed the April A to Z Blogging Challenge! Sadly, I burned out about halfway through. However, I did learn some things along the way. First of all, I learned that while it has been asserted that one should write every day, it is important to start slowly and … Continue reading My A to Z Blogging Challenge Ultimate Defeat
A very good friend of mine once said, "It's better to be a big fish in a small pond, than a small fish in a big pond." He was referring to his Maui Wowi Hawaiian business, but I think it also applies to most anything. But it's a funny thing about fish in bowls: it … Continue reading A Tale About a Whale
The very first thing I did in 2010 when I started blogging is a series of A to Z posts. I tend to write only when I'm inspired and having a plan of sorts helped keep me consistent and focused. It also dampened my fear. For me, writing requires that I expose a bit of … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2013
When I was about ten or eleven years old, I wrote my very first fictional short story. It just popped into my head and I wrote it down. To this day, I can remember the storyline and how it felt to write it. I think it may have even been "published" in the school newspaper, … Continue reading What Writing Means to Me and a Plea for Help
A friend challenged me to compose a complete story in 100 words or less which had to include the phrase "then Jen showed Tawn her otterbox." Never one to back down from a gauntlet thrown at my feet, I came up with the following micro-story. Note: I did cheat just a little bit by not … Continue reading Otterbox
I noticed this in my WordPress Spam folder today: "The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of … Continue reading Spam?
Dear TotallyTawn readers, I wanted to give you a little Valentine's Day gift - my special short story released today from Big World Network: Just click the image to go to the series page to read or listen to it for free. In addition, I think it's time for TotallyTawn to evolve. I never really … Continue reading From Me With Love
When I was a morose teenager, I wrote a poem I called "Life's Road." Like most angst-ridden hormonal prose, it was never really meant to be shared. It was just a method for me to purge some of my juvenile emotions. Here's what I can remember: Life's road is filled with many twists and turns … Continue reading Life’s Road