The Noble Pen for Nov 8, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

November 8th, 2012 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Random House and Penguin are negotiating a merger.  Together, they control a quarter of the US book market.


Dylan reports that an anthology came out that includes his submission.

Shannon’s Fangs For Nothing arrived in its first print edition.

Aimee was ready to start writing for NaNoWriMo at 10 pm on Nov 1.


Writers differ in how they go about revisions – do you go back frequently or wait until the draft is done?  Rachel Scheller  describes four approaches.

Read what several famous writers said about revisions.

And here’s some revision advice from the University of North Carolina.

Half my life is an act of revision. ~John Irving

I don’t write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.  ~Dean Koontz

Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing. ~Bernard Malamud

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 8th

Dylan, double slot (conclusion of BAM)

Nov 15th

Open slots

Nov 22nd

Thanksgiving – no meeting

Nov 29th

Open slots

Dec 6th

Open slots

Keep Writing,