Editor’s Notes #139

Good evening, readers! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, and that you’re prepared for the week to come. In this week’s Editor’s Notes post we have lots of past posts to catch up on. As a quick reminder, I’d like to link you to the latest issue of the Jet Fuel Review. Throughout this semester, our student editors will be working on getting together issue #7, but in the meantime you can check out issue #6. If you’re interested, check out the new issue for exciting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art.

Several weeks ago, we had a Writing Advice post all about bad first drafts and struggling to begin. While your writing may not be up to par at first, you can only improve by continuing to work at it. We featured a Discussion post that week all about the extraordinary work being done at the Write A House organization. They’re refurbishing homes in Detroit and offering them to writers for a place to work on their projects. The featured poem that week was Between His Finger & His Thumb, by Catherine Graham.

Next we had a Writing Advice post about editing your project in 4 steps, which came from Writer’s Digest. Check out this post if you’re beginning to edit a piece of work. Lewis University student Zana Dixon wrote a post profiling SAIC instructor and MFA candidate Danielle Susi. It’s a great piece and interesting profile feature. Continuing the busy week we had at the blog, Daniel Echeverri, from Lewis University, wrote a Faculty Feature post all about Theology professor Clare Rothschild. We had a Discussion post which featured another round of Awesome Literary Things — some exquisite libraries! Finally, our featured poems were Swell and Comma, by Conor O’Callaghan.

This past week, our Writing Advice post was about “feeling” like a writer, and the role that keeping your nose to the grindstone can play in that mindset. The Discussion post this week was about the creative personality, and how it might affect our perception of certain popular works. And the featured poem this week was Becoming a Book, by Howard Schwartz.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts we’ve recently been writing here at the Jet Fuel blog. Stay tuned for more!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

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