The Noble Pen for Dec 10, 2015

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Dec 10th, 2015 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


An article argues that many real-world events would  be rejected as implausible in fiction.

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


You don’t always need complicated words.  Randall Munroe, creator of the XKCD comic, has a book coming out that explains a lot of things using a 1,000-word vocabulary.


Dylan has a subscriber on Patreon.  He finished a draft of his commissioned piece, and AMAZINGLY it is within the target word count for once.

Kelsey outlined a story.  She started using Scrivener.


Interesting characters can be critical to a book’s success.  They need to be developed, but not necessarily all at once.  This article suggests giving each character some distinctive characteristic for people to remember them by, and has links to further explore the subject.  David Corbett offers some advice on developing characters as the story progresses.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 10
Aime W.

Dec 17

Dec 24
Christmas Eve – no meeting

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve – no meeting

Jan 7

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