Noble Pen Meeting
August 6th, 2009
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read
If you’re going to tell a story through one character’s viewpoint, the first thing to do is take a step back and ask yourself which characters can offer the most compelling perspective.
Adam, a perspective member, dropped by. We tried to go easy on him.
Ciuin has landed her dream job. She will be writing for Assembly of Roma, a political organization branching into the United States. They found her via Facebook.
George is beginning a re-write.
A new trend in book covers shows the aliens are coming and they’re naked bald women.
A new excuse for students: Amazon ate my homework.
Thursday, Aug 6th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique
Exodus Chapter 8, Nick passed out new copies.
Revelations Section 9, can be found at: http://saclark.com/SAC-6-NP.html
Thursday, Aug 13th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Events
OK, this will be a special Thursday, so mark your calendars.
We are going to have a writing contest. As Bill won the last one, I will be using prompts he chose.
We will also have a guest speaker. Catherine Schaff-Stump of the Kirkwood English Department is in the process of getting a young adult novel published by a small press. She is going to share some of her experiences with us. I will follow up with a more detailed bio.
Thursday, Aug 20th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique
Exodus Chapter 9, if Nick passes out new copies.
Open Slot- If no one else grabs this, I may bring in a piece that features space pirates. George- Chances Are
Submissions due: Thursday, August 6th
Write a piece of flash fiction based on one of the following prompts–provided by Bill.
- A visit to the dentist. Write about your protagonist’s reactions, or what he/she saw and heard from the other patients.
- What does a dollar bill hear in a day’s travel
- A fortune cookie comes true in an ironic way
- The piano tuner. Use either his/her POV or a client’s.
- Cat’s eye view – what does your pet see/think?
- Junk drawer. Everybody has a place they put stuff that has no other place to belong. Write a story that uses several items from the junk drawer.
The winner will receive one of my writing books, or pie.