The Noble Pen for February 7, 2013

Next Noble Pen Meeting

February 7th, 2013 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


The Marion Public Library is having an “Author Fair” on Saturday Feb 16.  The schedule includes two hour-long sessions (choice of two each hour) with panels of published authors, including such notables as Ed Gorman.  A lunch can be reserved in advance.  After lunch there are readings and opportunities to chat with the authors.


Tyree has written more in January than in the prior year.

Ciuin attended a UN remembrance service and served on a panel afterward, and found a prestigious beta reader for Petty Theft.

Dylan broke a 45-day block and is writing despite being otherwise busy as well.  He finished a commission.  He got feedback on BAM from a beta reader found via his blog.  An internet magazine has asked him to format ebooks for them.

Janice has her computer back up and going so she can write.

Shannon got a comment via Facebook that someone was reading Minion and it brightened their day.


Writer’s Digest offers a good article on planning your novel.

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
~Pablo Picasso

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. ~George S. Patton

We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.  ~Lauryn Hill

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 7th


Feb 14th

Open Slot

Feb 21st

Shannon (double slot)

Feb 28th

Tyree (if no one else)
Janice ?
Open Slot

Keep Writing,