The Noble Pen for May 9, 2013

Next Noble Pen Meeting

May 9th, 2013 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Welcome to Rachel and Barbara, who found the group.

Major publishers have loosened their policies on libraries lending e-books.


Nick sent a train spotting report to his associates and it was well-received.  He wrote more on his sci fi story.

Janice got feedback from a reader who finished and commented on her story.


Many, if not most, good novels show the protagonist, and perhaps other characters, changing in some way as a result of the experiences of the plot.  Here’s a discussion of how to show your characters changing.  Another article discusses possible changes and this one evaluates several movies as examples to see how the characters changed.

Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. ~Henry Ford

Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.  ~Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE)

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. ~Ernest Hemingway

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