Next Noble Pen Meeting
Oct 6th, 2011 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Horror writer Stephen King is about to come out with a 1000 page book in November that is a time travel story, wherein someone goes back to save John F. Kennedy from assassination. There is already a movie deal.
I can imagine “saving JFK” becoming a more popular topic than “killing Hitler”, which has been one of the stereotypical time travel plots. Something always goes wrong, of course.
“And we’ve killed a dozen Hitlers already! We’re winning!”-Steve Irwin
Kate and a friend drafted the outline for a novel they will co-write.
Dylan has trimmed Flight down from 198 k words to 119 k words, where he felt like he had hit the wall. He feels this is getting near a publishable size for an author who is not well known in the genre. The original material may turn into three books.
“Good prose is like a window pane.” – George Orwell
If you haven’t read Crawford Kilian’s Advice on Novel Writing, you really should. I glazed over at some of the theory of literature, but still found a lot of good advice on a lot of topics in it.
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