The Noble Pen for Aug 9, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

August 9th, 2012 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


An effort underway aims to digitize and make freely available Shakespeare’s First Folio collection.  Perhaps by 2016 in time for the 400th anniversary of his death.


Shannon started Camp NaNoWriMo, which will occupy him for the rest of August.  It is an extension of the original National Novel Writing Month in which people are encouraged to write 50,000 words in the month of November.  Their emphasis is to get useful material down as fast as possible, shutting down the self-critical part of your brain for a while and saving that for revisions.

Chila survived a mishap, although her car didn’t.


Author Jeffrey A. Carver offers a set of articles that make a complete course in writing.  It’s science fiction oriented but most of the lessons apply to other genres.  He spends more words on the art of creating human characters than on creating aliens.

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In brief, I spend half my time trying to learn the secrets of other writers – to apply them to the expression of my own thoughts.~ Shirley Ann Grau

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. ~Ernest Hemingway

Upcoming Schedule

Aug 9th


Aug 16th


Aug 23rd

Dylan – Education on Style Sheets for Formatting
Open slot

Aug 30th

Open slots

Keep Writing,