Noble Pen Meeting, November 5th, 2009

Noble Pen Meeting

November 5th, 2009
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Most writers paragraph for effect, punctuate on impulse, and let split infinitives and comma splices fall where they may. Omnivorous reading substitutes for systematic study. Syntactic nomenclature is a thing they learn only if, somehow trapped into teaching others the craft, they find themselves in need of terms to describe the errors of their students.
Dwight Swain

Until you do what you believe in, how do you know whether you believe in it or not?
–Leo Tolstoy


George has obtained permission to use General Fuzz music in his podcasts. I would have gone with Rollins and Shatner muppets.

For an early Halloween party, Ciuin wore a gorilla suit and was subsequently captured by animal control. She can now be seen daily at the St. Louis Zoo. Of course, she could just take off the suit and they would let her go, but she’s too modest.

I pitched PANIC NO MORE to a publisher last weekend and sent the manuscript to him earlier this week. I have chosen a handful of agents to start querying. And I started an author blog. Now, for my encore, I will drink a glass of water whilst singing La Marseillaise, on a unicycle. Then again, maybe not–my French pronunciation sucks.


The book market sucks right now. That really isn’t news though, is it?

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