The Noble Pen for Jan 3, 2013

Next Noble Pen Meeting

January 3rd, 2013 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Welcome to Jed, who found the group.


Janice is researching steampunk.

Ciuin is proofing a 60-page document for her editor.  And she has made up her 2013 reading list.


What’s in a name?  Writer’s Digest offers some rules for picking the names of your characters.  Cynthia VanRooy give some more advice on names.  Scott Nicholson has more on the subject.  And while we’re thinking of names, consider whether you need all those characters to be named and developed.

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. ~Jim Morrison

Names are not always what they seem.” ~Mark Twain

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~John F. Kennedy

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. ~W.C. Fields

I call everyone ‘Darling’ because I can’t remember their names. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 3rd

Nick (double slot)

Jan 10th

Ciuin (?)

Jan 17th

Open slot

Jan 24th

Open slots

Keep Writing,