The Noble Pen for Feb 12, 2015

Next Noble Pen Meeting

February 12th, 2015 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


The literary world is excited to hear that Harper Lee’s first novel, Go Set a Watchman, which has been tucked away for almost 60 years, will be published for the first time.  It was written before To Kill a Mockingbird, but did not interest editors at the time.  It’s guaranteed to sell well, but will critics like it?


Ciuin wrote 25 pages on 15-page paper assignment and finished another paper.

Laura is writing a marketing plan for her business class.

Tyree says Jed’s Castalia is available for order and will be out in a couple weeks, with an impressive cover.


Unlikable characters can be interesting.  They typically come with built-in conflicts, and conflict is the meat of storytelling.  Here is a discussion of some interesting but unlikable characters from published fiction.

However, you don’t dare have an important character who isn’t interesting.  There are a lot of ways to make an uninteresting, unlikable character.   Avoid those characteristics unless you can offset them with some interesting traits.

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 12
Tyree (double slot)

Feb 19
Open slot

Feb 26
Open slots

Mar 5
Open slots

Mar 12
Open slots

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