The Noble Pen for February 9, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Feb 9th, 2012 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Shanna got an A on the first paper in her composition class.

Dylan submitted two short stories, one of romance and another about werewolves, to anthologies.


I think we usually do a decent job of critique at our meetings.  Just in case someone wants to brush up on ideas and methods, here’s a thorough checklist for critique (scroll down to the numbered sections).

Another take on critique has some similarities, and ends with a good point to keep in mind: You are the author and in charge of the story,  so you can choose which ideas from the critique you want to use.

Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work. Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear. ~ William Merritt Chase

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. ! Frank Howard Clark

Be kind and considerate with your criticism… It’s just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book. ~ Malcolm Cowley

Upcoming Schedule

February 9th

Shanna (story already mailed)

February 16th

Open slot

February 23rd

Open slots

March 1st

Nick (returning after vacation)
Open slots

Keep Writing,