The Noble Pen for May 21, 2015

Next Noble Pen Meeting

May 21st, 2015 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Cassie wrote on a chapter for the Avon contest.

Laura started a chapter for that contest.

Mark’s commissioned article on role playing games appeared on line, and he was asked to do a followup article.

Ciuin started a new story, and has partnered with Eugenia to co-author a karma story.


If you base your fiction on true events, you don’t want to offend anyone who may recognize themselves in the story.  Lorie Ann Grover offers some advice to stay out of trouble.     If you use real people you should have permission (casual mentions of celebrities excepted).  Be familiar with libel laws.

Even if you are inspired by true events, unless you are writing historical fiction you don’t have to stick to the facts if you can make it more interesting as well as avoiding trouble.  Sometimes it is hard to classify a work as fiction or non-fiction.

There is nothing so powerful as truth—and often nothing so strange. ~Daniel Webster

Upcoming Schedule

May 21

May 28
Tyree (already distributed)

Jun 4

Jun 11
Open slots

Jun 18
Open slots

Keep Writing,