The Noble Pen for Sept 8, 2011

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Sept 8th, 2011  7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Welcome to Aimee, our newest member.


Nick contributed five thumbnail sketches of good railroad watching locations to a book for train watchers.  He also sent seven reports on sightings to a mailing list.  We hope he is writing while he waits for those trains to go by.

Tony finished chapter 7 of Tunnels of St. Lucy and now has a clear vision for the ending.  That’s pretty awesome, seeing visions.

Dylan submitted a story to a flash fiction contest.

Shannon heard from a New York agent who likes the idea of Fangs for Nothing, but seems to have different ideas on the writing style and still rejected it.   Since Vinny has connections in NY, that agent should watch out for vampires.

Bill’s short historical article was accepted by the hometown newspaper.  There’s no pay, but it will make him famous (at least among his mother’s friends).


Shannon recommends a book, Immediate Fiction, as having much of the same information as the old favorite Techniques of the Selling Writer, and an improved presentation.  It’s available from Amazon in print or Kindle format, and from Barnes and Noble in print or Nook ebook.

In honor of this week’s lesson session:
I have spent most of the day putting in a comma and the rest of the day taking it out.— Oscar Wilde

Upcoming Schedule

September 8 th

Tyree’s quick lesson on commas.

September 15 th


September 22 th

open slot

September 29th

Open slots

Keep Writing,