The Lightly Buttered Noble Pen Newsletter, July 1st, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

July 1st, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

“How are you?” [Trillian] said over the general intercom.
“Fine,” [Zaphod] said brightly, “terribly well.”
“Where are you?”
“In the bathroom.”
“What are you doing?”
“Staying here.”
After an hour or two it became plain that he meant it and the ship returned to the sky without having once opened its hatchway.

— Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe, and Everything


Lisa joined us. Yea Lisa.

Ciuin has been invited back to Philadelphia for a private seminar with one of the teachers from the Philadelphia writer’s conference. She even found  a sponsor to send her. Her accomplishments a frankly becoming a little annoying, because I can never remember how to spell Philadelphia, but then I remember the name mean “brotherly love,” and I think about the deep history and the Liberty Bell selling crack, and it seems all right.

Tony continues to  re-write, overcoming the paralyzing fear which comes with the possibility of actually making the story worse, with the curling up in the fetal position and crying the eyes out–or is that just me?

Tyree is negotiating a slipstream magazine for Sam’s Dot with the editors of Afterburn SF. I look forward forward to being rejected by them.


Amazon and Barnes and Noble are in an e-reader price war.

Agent Nathan Bransord shares how often his name is misspelled in query letters.

Kristen at Pub Rants as an interesting piece explaining single book vs. multi-book deals. I will add it to the list of problems I wish I had.

Upcoming Schedule

July 1st
Nick – SSS – Chapter Six
Shannon – Fangs For Nothing, Chapter One (Yeah, I switched my weeks.)

July 8th
Dylan FOTS , Chapter Sixteen
Shannon – Solomon’s Heist, Chapter Nine and Ten

July 15th
Bob – Lord Gordon Taylor 1
Tyree – Short Story – Against the fall of light

July 22nd
Tyree – Short Story

July 29th
Bob – Gordon Taylor Story

Keep Writing, Penites.