Next Noble Pen Meeting
October 31st, 2013 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins on November 1st. If you want a challenge, now is the time to register and prepare. Some people go so far as to make up a month’s worth of meals so they don’t have to spend time in the kitchen. You can also think about your plot, but no writing on it until then.
Cassie had a “eureka” moment about her plot and then completed the outline and 3,000Cassie had a “eureka” moment about her plot and then completed the outline and 3,000 words of her novel.
Tyree is making progress on Aoife’s Kiss.
Barbara wrote a non-fiction article.
Riley got an idea for a scene and likes how it came out in the first draft.
Jed has plotted out Castalia II.
Subplots can add greatly to the interest of a novel. Brian Klems offers some thoughts about subplots. Here, he gives techniques for weaving in subplots. AJ Humpage says the subplot(s) must be related to the main plot and “should happen because of the main story” and are best when they add to the conflict for the main character. Kristin Bair O’Keeffe gives seven requirements for a subplot to fulfill.
In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict. ~Jeffery Deaver
The way that Dickens structured his books has a form that we most readily recognize now from, say, the great T.V. series … There’s one central plot line, but then from that spin off all kinds of subplots. ~Jennifer Egan
Plots behind plots, plans behind plans. There was always another secret. ~Brandon Sanderson
Thanksgiving – no meeting