The Noble Pen for Feb 21, 2013

Next Noble Pen Meeting

February 21st, 2013 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


No news is good news.


 Tyree sold another vampire poem.  I can see it coming, Nyx meets the Vampire in Bordeaux.


Shannon points out this formula for a mystery story (be it 6,000 or 60,000 words) from Lester Dent, who is best known for writing a zillion Doc Savage stories under the pen name Kenneth Robeson.  Some of his ideas apply to any fiction, particularly the one that says once you get your protagonist in a lot of trouble, you should next double their woes.

John Steinbeck said there isn’t a formula for good stories.

This blog argues that formula or not, it is very important to balance several aspects.

Another one says that even using a formula, the stories don’t necessarily come out all the same.

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 21st

Shannon (double slot)

Feb 28th

Open Slot

Mar 7th

Nick (double)

Mar 14th

Nick (double)
Open slot

Mar 21st

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