The Noble Pen for May 29, 2014

Next Noble Pen Meeting

May 29th, 2014 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Dictionary makers respond to changes in the language.  In an aggressive move, Merriam-Webster added 150 words this year, more than usual.


Dylan is proud to announce the publication of Sand and Blood.

Cassie worked on the plan for the sequel to Blue Moon Baby.

Tyree planned the last scene for Bombay Sapphire and has ideas for sequels.

Ciuin did some writing and is coming to terms with the revisions needed in Petty Theft.


Do your characters have an easy time of it?  That’s not very interesting to readers, who usually expect to see tension and conflict before the resolution.  Brian Klems suggests ways to Push Your Characters to Their Limits.  Here he suggests some tools to spice up the tension.

One finds limits by pushing them. ~Herbert Simon

If you’ve ever found yourself pushed to the limits of your tolerance… you find yourself doing some things that, from the outside, can be seen as quite insane. ~Brandon Lee

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Upcoming Schedule

May 29th

June 5th
Tyree (if no one else wants it)

June 12th
Open slots

June 19th
Open slots

Keep Writing,