The Noble Pen for Nov 6, 2014

Next Noble Pen Meeting

November 6th, 2014 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Several authors donated to a charity auction the right for the high bidder to name characters in their books.  In past auctions, some fetched rather high prices, even for characters that got killed off.  Here’s another somewhat lighthearted discussion of character names.


Here’s a look at some book covers as originally proposed and the final product.  A publisher usually has control of the design, but self-publishers might learn something from this series.


Ciuin has an article accepted for the next City Revealed magazine.  She picked another pen name for her fantasy writing.  And she got 100% on another school essay.

Dylan sold a short story.

Cassie sadly renamed one of her characters to avoid reader confusion.  Maybe she should have held an auction?

Aimee finished another chapter.


Nathan Bransford has everything an author needs to know, starting with this overview of how to write a novel, and offering a list of more detailed topics in his October 28 post.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 6

Nov 13
Dylan (?)
Eugenia (?)

Nov 20
Dylan (?)
Open slot

Nov 27
Thanksgiving – no meeting

Dec 4
Open slots

Keep Writing,