The Naturally Occurring Noble Pen Newsletter, October 21st, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

October 21th, 2010
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Ebershoff: Working with Gary [Shteynpgart] has been a singular experience.
Interviewer: Because of his voice and style?
Ebershoff: No, because he demands his advance be pain entirely in smoked meat, pickled tomatoes, and three recently graduated debutantes from Mount Holyoke.
Super Sad True Love Story Book Trailer


Tony wrote 6000 words in 2 days. I’d suggest he try Nanowritmo, but he probably can’t slow down that much.

George is going to be in a round-table discussion on the new Ubuntu release. Of course with LINUX geeks it has to be a round table so they can all pat each other on the backs for making such a great choice.


Borders will also have an ebook self-publish service. Their service still won’t make your book better.

The Plain Writing Act of 2009 was signed into law this week. The new law calls for public documents to use “Writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience.” I’m anus-peptic, phrasmotic, even compunctious.


Thank You to George

Hopefully, most of you know that George set up, managed, and paid for our wonderful website. Through his efforts, my job was a lot easier.

Call for a Volunteer

Now that George is going away, I need a more technically savvy penite to take care of the management side of things. The job would entail maintaining the WordPress based site so I can focus on content and being a second (more responsible) person to keep track of passwords and handle hosting issues.

Upcoming Schedule

October 21

October 28

November 4
Educational – Looking for Volunteer

November 11th
(2) Ciuin
(2) Kris

November 18th
(2) Nick
(2) Bob
(2) Dylan

November 25th – Off for Thanksgiving.

December 2nd
(2) Shannon
(2) Dylan
Educational- Need Volunteer

December 9th
(2) Tyree
(2) Dave
(2) Tony

Keep Writing, Penites.