The Venn Diagrammed Noble Pen Newsletter, July 8th, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

July 8th, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

I wanna be a cowboy baby
Ridin’ at night ’cause I sleep all day
Cowboy baby
I can smell a pig from a mile away
–Kid Rock, Cowboy

It never takes longer than a few minutes, when they get together, for everyone to revert to the state of nature, like a party marooned by a shipwreck. That’s what a family is. Also the storm at sea, the ship, and the unknown shore. And the hats and the whiskey stills that you make out of bamboo and coconuts. And the fire that you light to keep away the beasts.
–Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union


Ciuin is go for her intensive class in Philadelphia. Something, something, cheese steak, Rocky V.

George’s podcast is going well, he’s getting good feedback from the artists whose music he’s playing in his podcasts, and it has been 12 days since his last OSHA reportable accident.

Rachel schooled me in the fact that not all women dig Doctor Who for the beefcake.


Gregory Levey tells us how having 700,000 Facebook fans can be a bad thing.

More advice from editors. This time it’s Cat Rambo of Fantasy Magazine. Cat Rambo, I wonder if that’s an assumed name.

Here is an article about idea generation which talks about the rule of 20, the idea that you have to have 20 ideas before you have an original one. Personally, I’ve never had 20 ideas.

Upcoming Schedule

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

August 5th

August 12th

August 19th

Keep Writing, Penites.