The Chicken Fried Noble Pen Meeting, June 17th, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

June 17th, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Which isn’t, like, as bad as it sounds, because the general public kind of sucks ass.

–Christopher Moore, Bite Me


We were joined for the first time by Mark, Tony, Rachel, and Tyree. And I think I managed not to scare/offend any of them.

Dylan finished his last commission and received another one. I am beginning to believe he doesn’t sleep. Could he be a vampire? I’ve never seen him sparkle.

Tony finished a short story this week and it preparing it for submission. I don’t know enough about Tony or his writing at this point to come up with an original joke, so here’s a video of a man shooting bananas out of his nose.


Lynne Viehl talks about luck and how getting a NYT bestseller can be hard even for an already-listed author. She also has promised to show the mass-market ratings list next week.

Candace Havens has a post on Genreality about common mistakes made by beginning writers. One of the items is being able to take criticism, so at least we have that going for us (most days.)

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday June 17th

Shannon – Chapter Seven and Eight, Solomon’s Heist
Email me for a copy

George – something non-fiction
Email him for a copy

Thursday June 24th
Ciuin – Quint Chapter Six
Dylan – FOTS Chapter Fifteen

July 1st
Nick – SSS – Chapter Six
Shannon – Solomon’s Heist, Chapter Nine and Ten

July 8th
Dylan FOTS , Chapter Sixteen
Shannon – Solomon’s Heist, Chapter Eleven and Twelve

Keep Writing, Penites.