Editor’s Notes #167

Good evening, blog readers! As the summer draws to a close and a new semester begins at Lewis University, the locale of the Jet Fuel Review’s founding, it’s time for another round-up. Although the summer has been slow here at the blog, I’m confident that things will pick up as a new crop of editors joins the Review and begins adding their input to the blog. For now, let’s take a look at what was posted in the last few weeks of this summer.

On the writing advice front, we have three new suggestions for you budding writers. First, I posted about the intriguing suggestion that you try writing garbage. If you’re feeling blocked and want to get back into a project, check out this post. Next, I wrote a post all about having no writing routine. Most of us find it hard to stick to a writing schedule. If you’re among those “most,” check out the post! And finally, I wrote a post that discussed character depth and how you must explore it but cut most of it out of your final draft.

In terms of featured poetry, we’ve posted Richard Siken’s Lovesong of the Square Root of Negative One, When There Were Ghosts by Alberto Rios, and Oystercatchers in Flight by Eamon Grennan. If you’re looking for some new poetry to check out, visit these posts and come to the blog every Wednesday for a new featured poem!

Finally, our film blogger Michael Lane finished up his series reviewing the HBO series, “Tales from the Crypt.” If you want to know what he thought about season 6 and season 7, be sure to check out those posts! Then stay tuned to see what else Michael will review in the future.

That’s all, folks! I hope your summers are all ending well. See you in future blog posts!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

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