Next Noble Pen Meeting
October 24th, 2013 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Rachel’s article in Outposts of Beyond is now in print.
A story by an Australian author that Tyree published has placed high in an awards list. Tyree’s Breathless Stars has been nominated for a Darrell award, and his steampunk story for Best Short Story.
Jed finished his first draft of Castalia by writing 15k words in the last week.
Shannon has been busy writing.
Alicia Rasley lists the top 10 plot problems. Perhaps they aren’t all strictly about plotting, but they are good advice. Elizabeth Sims offers fixes for 10 problems. Courtney Carpenter lists just three top plot problems. Laura Whitcomb finds 11 plot problems.
Plot is character revealed by action. ~Aristotle paraphrased
A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is – full of surprises. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
If life is just a stage, then we are all running around ad-libbing, with absolutely no clue what the plot is. Maybe that’s why we don’t know whether it’s a comedy or tragedy. ~Bill Watterson
Thanksgiving – no meeting