A couple of months ago I went off on a little diatribe about the good and bad of the self-publishing world. I was ticked off by some really crappy work that boasted a nearly five-star rating from readers. It had me questioning the credibility of self-publishing. Now, the world of traditional publishing has stepped in … Continue reading A self-inflicted wound in the world of traditional publishing
It’s November, and that means it’s NaNoWriMo. That’s short for National Novel Writing Month in which writers from all over the world set out to write 50,000 words over 30 days in November. Five years ago I was in the midst of writing and self-publishing my first novel, which started out as my 2013 NaNoWriMo … Continue reading A National Novel Writing Month Meltdown
by Jonathan Kile There's a great old Jim Gaffigan bit where he talks about how he'll see a movie way after it's been "water cooler" talk. And then he'll try to talk about it with friends, but they've long since moved on to new topics. "I just saw Heat," he says six years after the … Continue reading Is it okay to dislike Lincoln in the Bardo?
The first time Tara Lynn came to Thursday Central, she was writing an article entitled "Travel Will Not Transform You." Within a few minutes Tara did something that is too rare at our Thursday group: She said, "Read this and tell me what you think." (See, we're often so busy catching up, we forget to … Continue reading Sometimes We Write
Meet Tara Quelhorst, who despite having seven jobs, still manages to be a regular at Thursday Central. Seven jobs? Yes. She hawks Canon cameras on HSN, she's a teacher, she does something for a real estate office that no one understands, she is a TV commercial actress, she's social media manager for Keep St. Pete … Continue reading Thursday Central spotlight: Grab the tissues
If you see freelancer Cathy Salustri, who frequently haunts Thursday Central, and she looks a little taller, it's because her recent review of Tampa's Jobsite Theatre's production of 'Meteor Shower' in Creative Loafing was retweeted by Steve Martin. You read that right. THEEE Steve Martin. So it wasn't a completely random endorsement. The wild and crazy … Continue reading Almost Famous
A blog belonging to a group of writers should start off with amazing prose. These should be words that amaze - that make you think - that make you weep. It might even be free of typos, but probably not. This blog has to start somewhere, so here goes: "Thursday Central" is the completely leaderless, … Continue reading Welcome to ‘Thursday Central’