8:11 a.m. — Atlanta
Hello all. If I may, I am going to write out loud at you for a bit, while I try to clarify what I think Thursday’s posting can become. I envision a clearinghouse, something similar to Friday’s roundup of weekly prompts, but Thursday would post announcements from any of you [and myself]. These announcements might be of  a newsletter someone has found:
Diane Lockward of the blog Blogalicious [you can resist looking?], puts out a monthly newsletter, one I look forward to with anticipation. Besides a classy layout, the letter looks, sounds, and feels personal. Each letter combines all, or most, of the following: a poem and a connected prompt. Here is an excerpt: The first thing that strikes me about the poem is its long list. I love list poems, so let’s do one this month. For the first draft begin as Woloch does with the words, “And these are my ____________: In the blank space substitute the topic of your list poem, e.g., virtues, wishes, sins, secrets, transgressions, dreams. Then to get started, brainstorm a long list. Work quickly. Let the list be varied.
Also included are a book recommendation; a craft [as in the craft of writing — I first thought scrapbooking, quilting…] tip, which might be a tip from another poet, or a book review; useful links; and maybe a video.
 Maybe someone has discovered a website, or prompt site, worth checking out, like Lauren Camp’s Which Silk Shirt. The link I have given you is to a particular post which has an interesting idea: The other day as I was driving past the field at the bottom of my street, bemoaning my busy schedule and how there isn’t enough time to write, I realized that there is always time for at least one line. And looking, there was one line in the field in front of me… and then another as I turned the corner. Visit to read the rest of her post and to explore.
 You might want to share submission opportunities. Joseph Harker and Tessa Racht are already looking for submissions for the third issue of their ezine, Curio. Visit and read the first issue. The second is being put together and should be out soon.
The writing community of Writing Our Way Home, lovingly tended by Fiona Robin and Kaspa Thompson, has started their January Stone a Day. If you don’t know about this, visit. Like Lauren Camp’s idea that we can all write a line a day, WOWH‘s Stone a Day posits that we can write that line as a small poem, or leave it as a line. It’s only the 5th of January. You have only missed five lines. Jump in the river.
 You may wish to announce that you have a chapbook out, or know of a chapbook you think people might like, especially if it’s from someone we know and want to support. For example, Joseph Harker has his first chapbook, Greeks Bearing Gifts for sale at LuLu. If you go to the link, you can read a couple of his poems that are in the chapbook.My copy is in the air!
 What else? That’s for you to decide. The idea is not that I go out and hunt down items, so much as we all make note of items we want to share with the larger community [not that my reach goes to that many people, but it might extend to a whole other set of people]. You might not have a blog where you make announcements, or you do, but want other audiences. Either way, I would love to see what this can do.
Every week? Not necessarily. If I don’t have, or receive, announcements, then no. If I have one, I will post.
What happens to Thoughts? When I have them, I assure you, I will continue writing posts on them.
I don’t know if Thursday Thoughts will work as a title for my concept, so if anyone out there thinks, She should call it X, feel free to let me know. Hummm — Community Clearinghouse? Maybe.
I shall see you tomorrow for the first Friday Freeforall of the year. Bring on the prompts. Then, Tuesday to Tryout a form. Ouch! Already? Hey! I gave you a few days. The good news is that most of you have tried this form, so will embrace it and write many poems.
Happy writing everyone.