The Shark Jumping Noble Pen Newsletter, January 6th, 2011

Noble Pen Meeting

January 6th, 2011
Scott’s Family┬áRestaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Richie Cunningham: A shark? That is the *stupidest* thing I have ever heard!

Fonzie: Stupid, yes. Also dumb. But it is something I’ve gotta do.

Richie Cunningham: Fonz, you’re not jumping over garbage cans on a bike. You’re jumping over a shark. On nothing! On a couple of little skis! One little slip and chomp! Chomp! Chomp!

Fonzie: Thanks a lot for your support. Look, I was challenged. I gotta jump.

Happy Days, “Hollywood: Part 3”


Like ghosts of Christmas past, George and Ron stopped by.

Tyree kicked out 20,000 words this week on a new fantasy novel. This makes me feel quite inadequate, as I’ve just thrown away 10,000 words written over the last 2 weeks.

Tony is ready for his Chapter Five critique, which given the chaos of his life, counts as a major victory.

Ciuin continues to make the rest of us look like slackers. She made Honor Roll again. She is also taking creative writing in the spring. Hopefully, she can teach them something.


From Michael Chabon: How to salvage a wrecked novel.

An interesting perspective by Josh Olson.

Upcoming Schedule

January 6th

(3) Kris
(4) Nick
Educational Bit — Ciuin

January 13th
(3) Kelly
(3) Tyree
(4) Dave Shannon

January 20th
(4) Tyree
(4) Mark
(4) Kris

January 27th
(4) Shannon
(4) Ciuin
Something Educational — Volunteer?

Feb 3rd
(5) Nick
(5) Mark
(5) Shannon

Feb 10th
(5) Kris
(5) Tony
(5) Kelly

Keep Writing, Penites.


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