The Noble Pen for Sept 15, 2011

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Sept 15th, 2011  7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Amazon is offering a “Kindle with Special Offers” version.  Allowing Amazon to display sponsored messages on the home screen and sponsored screensavers will bring the price down to $114 from the standard Kindle at $139.
Amazon link

I can’t believe that anyone reads those ads, or the ones on Google, but the advertisers don’t know that and keep paying to put them there.


Kris cut 7,000 words out of Oblivion’s first four chapters, and wrote a chapter and a half of the sequel.  Somehow she managed this, tending kids, and still had time to hang out with her favorite band and get a promise that she could tattoo the lead singer next time he’s in town.

Dylan has been cutting Flight of the Scions severely to get it down to what he believes is a publishable length, and is working to repair the resulting plot holes.  He says it is painful, but we figure that painful experiences will help him write scenes where his characters experience pain.


Tyree promised to distribute his notes on comma usage via the email list.

“My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.”
-Anton Chekhov

“The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.”
-Tom Clancy

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