The Noble Pen for Jan 10, 2013

Next Noble Pen Meeting

January 10th, 2013 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Since I don’t know any writing-related news, consider a stretch of the imagination by that imaginative guy at xkcd.  It helps to look at things differently now and then.  And who knows?  Might the Romulans or the Xorgeins make it happen?


Nick bought word processing software for a new computer and has vowed to learn how to use its features.  He has started writing with it.

Dylan survived a difficult slice of life.  Despite the tribulations he submitted a story that was rejected for not having the required POV, and submitted another to a new magazine.

Ciuin is done with her school-break job and can write again.


Writer’s Digest offers advice on collecting story ideas , on receiving critiques, and on picking beta readers.

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a person’s growth without destroying his roots. ~Frank A. Clark

I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?  ~Bill Maher

It is easier to be critical than correct. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. ~Aristotle

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Jed (?)

Jan 31st

Open slots

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