The Noble Pen for Aug 30, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

August 30th, 2012 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


All the news before it happens!  Jane Hu assembled a timeline of the future from various published works.  Of course, there were those 1950’s future images that had everybody commuting by personal aircraft, too.  Another future is predicted here that focuses on a lot of our worries.

It’s hard to make predictions – especially about the future. ~ George W. Bush, Robert Storm Petersen, and others.

The future ain’t what it used to be. ~ Yogi Berra

The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create. ~Leonard I. Sweet


Dylan wrote 35,000 words in one day on his serial.  His story “Regrettable Decisions” got a helpful rejection and an invitation to resubmit.


Dylan brought in a sheet which explains how styles work in modern word processors.  Shannon brought a 1-page handout of statements by Robert J. Sawyer about copy editing and grammar.  I’m guessing they would share with others who missed out if requested.

The English Language, a User’s Guide, by Jack Lynch at Rutgers, offers advice on a wide variety of topics.  His disregard for absolute rules is interesting.

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. ~ Thomas Edison

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  ~Katharine Hepburn

It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. ~T.S. Eliot

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