Noble Pen Meeting, March 11, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

March 11, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

I didn’t get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone and West Germany.
–The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

Bill: “I had a BM Stacker at Burger King once.”
Mike: “I think you mean a BK Stacker.”
Bill: “I stand by what I said.”
–RiffTrax, Transformers


Lena had a terrific letter to the editor in the Gazette about how Tiger Wood’s private life should be between him, his wife, the thousands of women he’s had sex with, and the millions of people he has emailed pictures of his genitalia. (I printed mine out and had it autographed at last year’s Bridgestone Invitational.)

Bill and I both read Ciuin’s reader copy of Petty Theft in a week.  I am too awed by how awesome it make up a joke, so instead, watch this cool video.


The Guardian has an interesting piece where they have put together different authors’ tips on writing.

Penguin has a pretty cool video about their upcoming interactive books.

In case you didn’t see the link up above, Lena’s letter is here.


I just wanted to thank everyone for being so openminded about the new critique method. I thought this week was the best one yet.

I am assigning the 18th as a round table, so think about anything you may want to discuss.

The 25th is open right now.

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, March 11th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique


Ciuin – young adult fantasy novel

Thursday, March 18th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Shannon – Kodiak, a short story.

Round Table

Thursday, March 25th. Happy Chef.



Keep Writing, Penites.