The Smack Talking Noble Pen Newsletter, October 28th, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

October 28th, 2010
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.
–Hunter S. Thompson, 1977


I submitted a piece to Tyree. He didn’t read it.

Tony submitted Rogue Musician to Asimov’s. He also got an apology from Flash Fiction Online for not getting to his piece before he had withdrawn it.

Tyree’s second Nyx novel is available now. During his last two conventions, he had $1100 in sales for Sam’s Dot. And he was asked to write two pieces of dark fiction for an editor. This is probably why he hasn’t read my submission.


IO9 points out what sucks about Heinlein’s 5 rules of writing. Personally, I think Heinlein was talking out of his ass 80% of the time, an assertion which can be backed up by commonalities in his semi-autobiographical characters.

In The Millions, Matt Stewart talks about how to build good author karma.

Pimp My Novel, has an article about publish myths.

Dave sent me a list of some helpful writing websites:

Upcoming Schedule

October 28

November 4
Educational – Tyree

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- Nick

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

Keep Writing, Penites.