The Noble Pen for Dec 11, 2014

Next Noble Pen Meeting

December 11th, 2014 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


This week is our annual conflict with a large party at Scott’s.  We expect to grab any available space on the opposite side of the restaurant, so look for us there and be prepared to squeeze in.


Tyree has finished the draft of Wolf.

Dylan wrote on stories in eight (8) genres last week.

Ciuin wrote a thousand words on a short story.


Prologues are somewhat controversial, as shown by the number of discussions that occur on writing forums.  See this thread.  Another thread suggests some people skip them, which could make the rest of the story confusing for them.  Often a prologue could just as well be chapter 1.  Other times they should be deleted and their information woven into the story as needed or used as a flashback.

The best use for a prologue is when it takes place in a different time or place than the rest of the story, and perhaps does not involve the main character.   The challenge is to make it interesting, keep it from being an info dump, and transition easily into chapter 1.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 11 (opposite side of restaurant)

Dec 18

Dec 25
Christmas – no meeting

Jan 1
New Year’s Day – no meeting

Jan 8
Open Slot

Keep Writing,