Next Noble Pen Meeting
August 7th, 2014 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Welcome to Anthony who found the group, and Manuel who came back after several years.
Dylan submitted Sand and Blood to a super-critical reviewer, who reports how many minutes it took him to find three major things wrong with a story. At Dylan’s work a high manager mentioned his book to a meeting of company VIPs.
Tyree has Bombay Sapphire 2 about 10% done, with 3,000 words added this week, in addition to his work on Wolf.
Barbara and Matt further developed a character in their novel.
Word repetition is a too-common, although not major, flaw in most people’s first drafts. A little attention and substitutions can quickly make improvements. This article offers some examples of rephrasing, as does this one.
A search will find many tools to point out repetition, sucy as this one.
If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing. ~William Safire
Ciuin (could take double)
Tyree (would cede)