Next Noble Pen Meeting
February 28th, 2013 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Due to cancellation last week, the schedule has been juggled somewhat. See below and let me know if it doesn’t work.
Setting is important. Josh Pahigian gives some reasons for setting your story in a famous place. You have to know your territory and time period well, however, and it can be limiting because your characters’ movements and public exposure are constrained by the real geography (unless you’re an author we won’t name who rearranged Rome for a key plot point).
You have much more freedom if you make up your setting, whether it is “Anywhere, USA” or Sirius 5, but then you are responsible for making it consistent with the expectations you raise in the reader. Moira Allen has some advice on bringing the setting to life without stopping the story.
Every story would be another story, and unrecognizable if it took up its characters and plot and happened somewhere else… Fiction depends for its life on place. Place is the crossroads of circumstance. ~Eudora Welty
Feb 28th (otherwise known as March zero’th)
Shannon (material sent last week)
Aimee (item sent last week or update?)
Nick (double-rumor has it this is the end of the Knight story)