Next Noble Pen Meeting
December 20th, 2012 at 7 pm
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
The NY Times released their list of 100 Notable Books of 2012. And at the end of November with 1/12 of the year left to go, even.
Ciuin is on school break and has lots of time for writing and reading (and movies). She finished reading a book this week and thereby has met her goal of 10 for the year.
Tyree is turning Sams Dot over to the White Cat people and will have more time for writing.
Jennifer R. Hubbard writes about balancing supporting characters and their subplots against the main plot. They can make a story more interesting, but can also get in the way.
Mary Lynn Mercer says you shouldn’t have too many subplots, and they should connect to the main story. She has other good points to make.
Lee Masterson recommends using some subplots, and Kristin Bair O’Keefe gives seven specific things that subplots should do.
I think books with weak or translucent plots can survive if the character being drawn along the path is rich, interesting and multifaceted. The opposite is not true. ~Michael Connelly
There’s that old adage about how there’s only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare’s done them all before. ~Terri Windling