Noble Pen Meeting, June 25, 2009

Noble Pen Meeting

June 25, 2009
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
– Sylvia Plath

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
– Douglas Adams

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
– Henry David Thoreau


Nick wrote something.

George got a new keyboard. I don’t want to know why he needed one.

Scott attended a writer’s workshop class, which was struck by an iceberg. He survived by boogie boarding on a frozen Leonardo Dicaprio.

Becky registered for classes and got a new netbook.

Ian helped his daughter rewire her house, absorbing enough voltage to drive his hybrid home without engaging the gasoline engine.

I won the slogan contest with “Dedicated to Developing Community Writers.”


Lynn Viehl reminds you not to make a sequel for a book which is still copyrighted.

JK Rowling is being sued by the estate of a guy that once wrote a book about magic.

Engadget is lukewarm on the Kindle DX.

Upcoming Critiques

Thursday, June 25. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Something by Wendy, I think it’s another revision of her chapter one. I might be wrong. An email to her will get you clarification and a copy.

A Convenient Truth by Ian. Available from Ian

Because Wendy can not make this Thursday, I went ahead and put Solomon’s Heist back online. This week, we can look at Thirteen and Fourteen specifically, but I will put the whole piece up in case anyone wants to review 1-12, or is so captivated they can’t stop reading until the end–I wish.

Thursday, (Possibly) July 2. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Exodus Chapter 6, by Nick. All the folders he brought to Happy Chef were passed out.

Revelation, Chapters 43-?, by Scott Clark. Visit his website at, navigate to the “Publishers” tab, and click on the “NP” button to download copies of this section. If you cannot access his website, email him

Straw Poll

The meeting after next is July 2nd, and the 3rd will be a holiday for a lot of people. If I have a meeting, who will show?

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