Noble Pen Meeting, October 1st, 2009

Noble Pen Meeting

October 1st, 2009
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
-Jalal ad-Din Rumi

In the future, everything will be easy, except IKEA
-Ivan Raszl


Julie Query and Shinkai Hakimi attended the meeting and asked to be added to the list. Julie’s email address threw me off a little, as it is also the name of my favorite javascript library.

Cuiun did rewrites of Petty Theft and finished another chapter of Quint’s Adventures. She was also happy not to be the only girl. Now, for some reason, I want a mirror-ball codpiece.

Nick sent me dispatches from Needles, CA and San Bernardino this week. He photographed 14 trains in San Bernardino, which to him is not a large number of trains to photograph, but to me seems a huge number of trains to photograph.


Best Buy is going to start selling ebook readers. My guess is that Best Buy enthusiasts will consider an ebook about as attractive as a fart in an elevator. Then again, even I go there occasionally. (Yes, that last sentence was purposefully ambiguous.)

Rachel Gardner has written a blog post on the importance of a proactive main character.

Upcoming Critiques

Thursday, October 1st. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique–Wow October already?

Hard Luck by Shannon, Chapter three and four–go to and enter username:noblepen and password:nblpn or ask me for a copy. They should be up Saturday Night.

Adam – Legend of Ardloc 3

Thursday, October 8th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique



Thursday, October 15th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

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