Next Noble Pen Meeting
Feb 4, 2016 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
J. K. Rowling, whose books have been the targets of some censorship efforts, received a Free Speech award.
Cassie got a five-star review on Goodreads.
Ciuin finished a chapter of Nightmares.
Writers sometimes mistake action for plot. Perhaps plot may be defined as the events that happen to the characters, but a linear series of fight scenes on the way from point A to point B isn’t a very compelling plot.
Readers will expect struggles interrelated with the main character’s overall goals and their limitations, and it is usually more interesting if the goal is more than simply surviving to arrive somewhere. The characters need to make choices and deal with consequences and sometimes failures. Here’s another commentary on choices.