Editor’s Notes #138

Hello, blog readers! If you’re caught in the grips of the polar vortex, I hope you’re keeping warm! And if you’re lucky enough to be in a warm climate, then I hope you’re enjoying it! We’re going to recap what we’ve been posting here at the blog since the new year began, but first I’d like to remind you about the Jet Fuel Review‘s latest issue.

The sixth issue of the Review, which boasts writers who hail all the way from Kolkata, India to San Francisco, California, is now available. I would encourage you to check out the new issue for exciting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. You can even get the new issue in e-book form, for your convenience!

Way back when, a Writing Advice post talked about returning to writing, whether it’s after the holidays or after a self-imposed hiatus. It can be difficult, but there are techniques for getting back to work. The Discussion that week covered new year’s resolutions that have to do with writing. Do you have any? Share them in the comments! The featured poem that week was Winter, Mississippi by Catherine Pierce.

The next Writing Advice post was all about the editing process. One step you can take in editing your latest piece of writing is to re-read it entirely to get a complete feel for it. The featured poem that week was Cash Flow by Ellen Kaufman.

Just this past week, we had a Writing Advice post all about naming characters and titling works. It can be one of the hardest things to do as a writer; perhaps this post can help you out. Next we posted a faculty feature all about Serafima Gettys, the foreign language professor at Lewis University. This post was written by Lewis student Migle Giedmintaite.  The Discussion post this week talked about books to read when you’re snowed in, and the featured poem this week was The Horizon Line by W.S. Di Piero.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our blog posts these past few weeks. Stay tuned for more!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan


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