Hello, blog readers! I hope this week has been a great one and that 2013 is treating you well so far. I hope that all of your writing resolutions have been going well — don’t lose your resolve once this month is over! Before we begin our round-up, I wanted to remind you all that the Jet Fuel Review is having its latest reading period right now. Everyone is encouraged to send in their poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art to be considered for submission to the Review. You can send your submissions to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your artwork! And now, let’s take a look at the past week’s blog posts.
About a week ago, we had a Writing Advice post containing some sage advice from John Steinbeck. Steinbeck’s advice was to simply come back later if a particular section of your writing is giving you trouble. Rather than agonizing over one moment in your story or one line in your poem, move past it, write something else, and then come back to that troublesome spot. This past week began with another Writing Advice post that had some advice from another great writer — Kurt Vonnegut. This time, the advice was to start your story the nearest to the end that you possibly could.
Mike’s Horror Blog this week discussed one of Stephen King’s short stories, The Reach. The Discussion Post this week took up the rather timely topic of writing resolutions. If you’ve come up with some writing-related resolutions for the new year, hop on over to that discussion post and share them in the comments! This week’s featured Poem from Slate actually combined three poems — Imperial, Pandrol Jackson, and Bloodflower Sermon — all by the poet T.R. Hummer. Lucas’ Film Corner this week discussed the films that he sadly missed out on in the year 2012, though he’d resolved to see them. And Mark’s Awesome Word of the Week was zeitgeist.
That’s all for tonight! Have a great week and I hope you enjoy our upcoming blog posts!
— Jet Fuel Editor, Mary Egan