Author Archives: Tonette Joyce

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.

Pessin’? Yessin’? Guessin’.

Do I consider myself a pessimist or an optimist? Oh, wow. I have been both. I am a worrier, I admit. I will imagine worst-case scenarios. The biggest problem I have is that in my life what can go wrong … Continue reading

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YA Read Any Good Books Lately?

Free Week :it’s Thanksgiving Week in America. I have had some respiratory illness, so as much as I usually enjoy having a full house, (and often guests from out of town), this year is quiet and I probably needed for … Continue reading

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Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Elise Sax

I decided to look through my Kindle content to find a writer to interview, and found a fair number of books, but touching on a few pages here and there, nothing impressed me until I hit Elise Sax’s “An Affair … Continue reading

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

What is the one thing that I would change about myself as an author?   This will be very short:   Confidence.   Confidence to cut where I need to cut. Confidence to submit. Confidence to resubmit. Confidence to finish … Continue reading

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Careless Whisperers

I have several works-in-progress. Oh, would that other stories would stop insisting on telling me more of their own people and plots and let me finish one at a time! Do you have that problem? I will get up a … Continue reading

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Night and Day

This week’s question. : Are you an early bird or a night owl? I have been both in my life. When I was a little kid, early was good for me; early to be, early to rise. As I got … Continue reading

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