Noble Pen Meeting, July 2, 2009

Noble Pen Meeting

July 2, 2009
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
–Mark Twain


Ian wrote another Convenient Truth chapter, and created a Facebook page. His first awkward friend request is already on its way.

After twelve attempts, Shannon has the next version of Call of the Beast Chapter One. If COTB falls through, he has vowed to quit writing and go back to his other live goal of winning the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.


Now is your chance to name Dick Cheney’s memoir. It is a pity “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” is already taken.

JA Konrath has written an article asking “Should You Self-Publish.”

Nathan Bransford did an online poll on whether listening to audio books count as reading. Not to ruin the suspense, but it was too close to call.

Upcoming Critiques

Thursday, 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 43-46, 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

Thursday, July 9th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Revised chapters from Ciuin?

An Inconvenient Truth—new chapters from Ian.

Thursday, July 16th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

I’m thinking Scott and Nick again if they’re willing

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