The Noble Pen for January 24, 2013

Next Noble Pen Meeting

January 24th, 2013 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Science Fiction News has the spring 2013 edition out.  They give several major award lists, that might offer good choices for your own reading list.


Dylan had a well-deserved good week.  He submitted BAM to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest.  He got his laptop computer back after weeks of recovering his wife’s photo files, so he can write again.  And he added up his writing output for 2012 at a total of 610k words.  He says, “Writing’s easy.  Editing is hard.”


If you know where to start and end, how do you get the reader to stay with you through the journey?

It’s been a while since I mentioned this series of articles, so will point you to “The Sagging Middle” Part 1 and Part 2 by Camy Tang, which she based on Dwight Swain’s Techniques of the Selling Writer.

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. ~Ernest Hemingway

As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey. ~Martha Beck

Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.  ~Greg Anderson

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. ~George Whitefield

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 24th

Jan 31st
Tyree (if no one else)

Feb 7th
Nick (1 or 2)
Tyree (if no one else)
Open slot

Feb 14th
Open Slots

Keep Writing,