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.

My Mind’s Eye

This week we are asked if we use ‘visuals’ when doing our writing. That is to say, do we seek out pictures that match our expectations of our characters and settings? Many writers go so far as to have bulletin … Continue reading

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“There’ll Be Some Changes Made”

“If I were suddenly a bestselling author with lots of fame & royalties… how might my life and/or my typical days be different?” That is the question of the week. Well, I think I covered what I would do altruistically … Continue reading

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Real Problems For Me

Free week. I had guests lined up for months in advance and now I find myself running on empty. So in keeping with the literary idea of the bog, I will discuss the Adult Summer Reading Program at my local … Continue reading

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Stress…My Life

This week’s topic: How Do I Handle Stress Some people would say that I don’t. They don’t know all of the real stress that I am under. My life has been stress-filled. I won’t pull out the violins nor subject … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Sheila Webster Boneham

For my ‘free’ week I have brought in a special guest,   Sheila Webster Boneham’s experience and expertise with dogs and cats has found her publishing around two dozen books including “idiot” guides on choosing and caring for a dog … Continue reading

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Unseen Characters

This week the Four Foxes and the Hound are discussing their secondary characters….that leaves me a little sort this time. Most of my published work has been non-fiction and poetry. My only real award came for song lyrics. However, I … Continue reading

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Excuses, Excuses

The question of the week is what makes a ‘good’ villain in a story. The answer is basically easy: Good writing. But of course, there is more to it than that. Does a villain need a backstory? Do we need … Continue reading

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