The Noble Pen for January 26, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Jan 26th, 2012 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


A number of our usual attendees are currently too busy with other life events to come to meetings.  This is a good time to get in line for review slots.

Kate is leaving to join the US Coast Guard.  Really.  I couldn’t make that up.  (Well, Shannon could have but didn’t.)  She is still interested in doing reviews and sharing her writing from a distance.  At least when her arms aren’t too sore to type from doing pushups and polishing the boats.  Let her know if you want to be on her distribution list.


Shannon sold a non-fiction article to ParABnormal Digest magazine, on electronic voice phenomena as seen by ghost hunters.

Ciuin was asked to speak at a symposium in Montreal in October, expenses paid, as a result of the president of the Romani in Canada reading her blog.

Dylan won first place in a writing contest, finished two commissions, and got two more commissions to work on.


Shannon suggests this good article on copy editing versus content editing as well as other subcategories.

The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished. ~George Bernard Shaw

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.~ H.G. Wells

Upcoming Schedule

January 26th


February 2nd


February 9nd

open slot

February 16th

Open slots

February 23rd

Open slots

March 1st

Nick (returning after vacation)

Keep Writing,