Juneta Key presents: Toi Thomas Romance vs. Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day. Sorry, I’m a bit late. No part of my day has gone quite according to plan, but hey, I’m here and I love that you are too. Please check me out over at the Juneta Key Speculative Fiction blog, the Writer’s Gambit …

A romance and a love story is not the same thing. It took me a while to realize that. I once had someone (a male of the human species) tell me that Superman Returns was a chick flick (a romance specifically) because of the way the relationship between Superman and Lois Lane was portrayed…. Read more at the Writer’s Gambit.

There’s also a really sweet post by Rebecca Tran over at A Small Gang of Authors you might want to check out.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

Reblog- #Music, My Muse: part 2 by Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

Today, I’m hanging out over at A Small Gang of Authors with part 2 (finally, sorry it took so long) of my series on music and writing. I’m starting with the topic of mood music and interpretation. Please check it out.

From Pinterest via PicMonekey
“Today, in part 2 of the Music My Muse series, I’ll be sharing some thoughts on mood music (see part 1here).

I feel like most people have the same general idea of what mood music is. It’s all about setting the tone or atmosphere for something specific, usually romance, but not always.

In terms of romance, people often imagine a fancy restaurant with lit candles and a suited man playing a violin. However, some people will imagine star-lit mountains in the background of a small campfire with someone playing an acoustic guitar. What’s more, some people might actually imagine pink silk sheets, a bottle of champagne, and either a sappy rock ballad or a smooth R&B groove. Not one of these is better than the other, yet they are all setting the same tone of romance, in very different ways…”

Read more at A Small Gang of Authors.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

Reblog- Angel Lore: part 5 by Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

Sorry if I haven’t been adding a lot of original content here anymore. I’m mostly sticking to my IWSG and Cephalopod Coffee House monthly posts from now on, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see other book or movie reviews at random intervals or WIP updates (’cause you might).

BTW- Today I’m over at A Small Gang of Authors finishing up my series on angel lore. I think it’s a pretty good finale (if I do say so) and it gives you a teaser for the next blog series I’ll be writing (in case you’re interested).

From Pinterest via
The Fairy – basic version by Bogdan-MRK

Today, in part 5, the finale, of my Angel Lore series, I’ll be sharing more angel knowledge with you from U – Z, as I complete my trek through the alphabet (see part ONE, part TWO, part THREE, and part FOUR). But first…

Do I believe in angels? Yes, I do.

I’ve come across many depictions of angelic encounters and find that they, or beings like them, have a place in almost every major religion and culture…

Read more at A Small Gang of Authors.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

Reblog- Angel Lore: part 4 by Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

I’m hanging out over at A Small Gang of Authors today with part 4 of my angel lore series. Please, check it out.

https://asmallgangofauthors.blogspot.com/2017/11/angel-lore-part-4-by-toi-thomas.html

Reblog- #Book in the Spotlight from Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

So, yesterday I was hanging out over at A Small Gang of Authors sharing excerpts from my short story collection, Legend of the Boy, In the Window, and Other Short Stories. Then I realized that I don’t think I’ve ever really shared many thoughts or samples of that publication here at the ToiBox and decided I needed to share it. If you are interested, please go check out the post and read the excerpts.

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“I like the idea of seeing myself progress as a writer and I also like being able to explore different genres. My collection of short stories, Legend of the Boy, In the Window, and Other Short Stories, is an exploration of an author’s voice and developing creativity. It’s, sometimes dark and intense, adult fiction that is suitable for teens.

…” Read more at #Book in the Spotlight from Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords