Hello, readers, and welcome to another installment of Editor’s Notes, the weekly round-up post. We’ve got some interesting posts to talk about this week because we’ve had some new additions to the regular line-up. Before we get to that, though, I’d like to remind you about the latest edition of the Jet Fuel Review. The fifth issue is still around and it’s packed with awesome art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from very talented writers and artists. Now, to the blog posts!
Two weeks ago, the Writing Advice post was all about the idea of planning tentpoles for your story, which comes from Chuck Wendig’s awesome blog. Each Monday in October will cover a different way to plan your writing projects. The Community Discussion post that week covered new memoirs that are being released during the month of October. And the featured poem was Talking about the Wind, by Katie Peterson.
This week, the Writing Advice post covered the beat sheet as a planning technique. If you like to outline every detail of your story, then the beat sheet is the way to go. The Discussion post covered another Awesome Literary thing — this time it was Amazingly Extravagant Libraries from various celebrities. The featured poem was Common Room, 1970, by Mary Jo Salter.
We had two new posts this week that I hope you all enjoyed. Firstly, our Poetry and Assistant Non-Fiction Editor, Ryan Arciero, wrote a post explaining what to expect when taking the GRE, or Graduate Record Exam. If you or someone you know is preparing to take the GRE, you might benefit from reading about Ryan’s experience with the test.
Finally, Friday saw the start of our new “Meet the Editors” feature. Our first post in this series featured Tim Fitzpatrick, who is the Managing Editor for the Jet Fuel Review. We hope to feature more of the Jet Fuel staff here on the blog soon. Hopefully these posts will help you get to know the people behind the Review a bit better!
See you next week for more posts here on the blog!
— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan