Editor’s Notebook: #51

What a busy week! I suppose this is life’s way to telling us that sometimes blogging is not a first priority. We had a few hiccups along the way this week with blogs being posted, but everything went up in the end. As the semester continues to get busier and busier, we hope that you’ll bear with us as posts are somewhat delayed at times. In the mean time, let’s take a look at what the bloggers had to offer!

To begin the week, a writing advice post talk about the importance of plot and many writer’s struggle with it. Michael’s horror blog focused on The Lonesome Place, by August Derleth. Mark’s first awesome word of the week was gregarious. The community discussion was all about the difference between writing when you’re succeeding and writing when you’re blocked. Slate’s poem of the week was The Gospel According to Kelly, Night-Shift Manager, Forest City Fuel & Foods, by Joe Wilkins. And the prompt post this Wednesday presented a free-for-all of writing ideas.

The Writing Excuses podcast this week, which was covered and discussed by Linda here at the blog, talked about creating stories from tiny (and strange) seeds of ideas. For the nerdy notes feature this week, Mark borrowed from his background in aviation and wrote about a Japanese airport built on a man-made island. Lucas’s film corner discussed separating ‘Halloween movies” into their own genre. Mark’s second awesome word of the week was gentrify, and Linda continued her Writing Challenge & Ekphrastic Blog.

As always — don’t forget about the Facebook page for the Jet Fuel Review! And Happy Halloween!

— Jet Fuel Editor, Mary Egan

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