Editor’s Notes #104

Hello, blog readers! It has been quite some time since we’ve had a round-up post like this, but I do hope you’ll forgive me on account of the holiday season. I hope you’ve all had a splendid and relaxing holiday, and that you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve. Here at the Jet Fuel Review, we’re gearing up for the new year and for our next reading period, which opens on January 1st! For now, let’s get down to business and recap these past few weeks of blog posts her at the Jet Fuel Review blog.

A few weeks ago, the Writing Advice post focused on the virtues of saving one’s work. A simple click of the ‘save’ button or the purchase of a cheap flash drive can save you a lot of grief and save the work you’ve done. Mike’s Horror Blog that week discussed a computer game called Amnesia, which sounds completely terrifying. The poem from Slate that week was Red Clothby Sara Peters. Mark’s Awesome Word that week was pedantic.

The next week, the Writing Advice came from Margaret Atwood and it had to do with changing it up in your writing. If you’re feeling stalled or don’t know where to turn next in your writing, change something! It could just be the physical location in which you’re writing, but it could be the whole plot of your story. The Discussion that week discussed another way of gaining inspiration – namely, re-reading a book that ignites your creativity. The poem from Slate that we featured was Gun Control, by Carol Muske-Dukes. Mike’s Horror Blog talked about another horror-themed computer game, this one called PenumbraFinally, Mark’s Awesome Word of the week was sangfroid.

Now that the holidays are over, we hope to get back to our regularly scheduled programming here at the blog. And stay tuned for some more information regarding the next reading period for the Jet Fuel Review!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

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