The Noble Pen for March 7, 2013

Next Noble Pen Meeting

March 7th, 2013 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


People may want to check out a fairly new enterprise, They offer e-book formatting and paper printing services and have ties to some distribution networks.  Some of the services are available gratis.


Dylan learned that Flight was rejected by Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. He has renamed his series of novels. He sold a story and finished a 15K word commission at 34K words.  He just can’t end a good tale once he gets going.


Book titles have their issues.  Of course, if you get a major publisher they may dictate the title.  But if you are picking a title yourself, you need to consider many factors.  Brian Klems says it can’t be a rip-off of something popular like Harry Potter’s New Adventure, but it can be a title that has been used before.  Scott Berkum offers many thoughts on picking titles.

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ~William Shakespeare

We don’t have to think up a title till we get the doggone book written.
~Carl Sandburg

Upcoming Schedule

Mar 7th

Aimee (item sent for missed meeting)

Mar 14th

Nick (double)

Mar 21st

Nick (double-rumor has it this is the end of the Knight story)

Mar 28th

Tyree (if no one needs slot)
Open slot

Apr 4th

Open slots

Keep Writing,