Editor’s Notes #172

Welcome, blog readers, to another Editor’s Notes round-up post. I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend, even though it’s soon coming to a close. If you’re in the Midwest, you might be dealing with some snow this weekend! As winter begins and November comes to an end, that means the 10th issue of the Jet Fuel Review is almost here. On December 3rd, our 10th issue will officially launch, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. For now, though, let’s take a look at our recent posts.

In the realm of writing advice, there have been two new posts on the blog. Firstly, I wrote about the importance of pacing yourself when writing. It’s important to keep a good pace in your story so that readers aren’t feeling either too overwhelmed or too bored. I also wrote about backstory, mainly about how it should be left to your planning notebook rather than your actual story.

A few new poems have been featured here on our blog. In recent weeks, we have featured  I’m Going Back to Minnesota Where Sadness Makes Sense by Danez Smith and Revision by Danielle Cadena Deulen. Our Jet Fuel Jukebox posts have also continued. Be sure to check out the playlists for November 10 and November 17.

This past week, our film blogger Mike Egan returned to write a post about watching films or TV shows out of cultural obligation. He ties this topic to his own experience of watching Jaws for the first time. Jake Johnson, our music blogger, has written two new album reviews (well, technically three). First, he reviewed Ellie Goulding’s new album, Delirium. This past week, he wrote a joint album review of Justin Bieber’s Purpose and One Direction’s Made In the A.M.

Michael Lane, our blog editor, has written two recent review posts as well. In his first, Michael wrote about AMC’s The Walking Dead and his disappointments with the series as opposed to the comic book. In his second, he wrote about the new series on Starz, Ash vs. Evil Dead.

Finally, we have posted a few student and faculty features on the blog. First, Lewis University students Ahimme Cazarez, Erik Medina, and Carrera Powell all offered their perspectives on why the film Halloween is such a classic in our movie lexicon. Then we featured a short story entitled Jamie by Lewis student Gina Capperino. Last but not least, we featured a poem entitled After the dishes are done by theater department faculty member Harold McCay.

I hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve been posting on the blog recently. Happy Thanksgiving in advance!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

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