Next Noble Pen Meeting
September 19th, 2013 at 7 pm
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
The court gives Apple some restrictions on its agreements with book publishers, but not the more serious consequences orginally sought against it in a case begun a year and a half ago. Another version of the story here.
Tyree is doing a lot of writing.
Nick edited using review comments.
Dylan got feedback from someone who doesn’t read much fiction and was totally new to fantasy, but still read all of Sand and Blood. Dylan found out he was sixth out of seven entries in a writing contest.
Rachel worked on development of characters for the Nikki story, and revised Harper.
Jed wrote instead of studying for an economics test.
A book, whether it is a memoir or a thriller, needs a hook. Stating a succinct hook is important in a query letter. Here’s some suggestions for looking at your hook in different ways. A hook should be supported by the rest of the story, or else some my call it a gimmick and dismiss the book.