Next Noble Pen Meeting
April 7, 2016 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
The Mark Lawrence Fantasy Blog off is accepting submissions of self-published books, due by May. Dylan did well in (but didn’t win) a previous round.
We heard a recommendation for ello.co, which is a social network that tends to have more of a concentration of creative people than FB.
Dylan finished serialization of Sand and Ash.
Ciuin has been editing Petty Theft and working on Chessmaster. She has a client for her Writing Fairy nagging service.
Cassie, Aime, and Dylan were recorded in a series of interviews with Iowa authors that is intended for TV distribution.
Shannon was on a podcast for Unreliable Narrators.
Randy is retiring, so will have more time for writing and dancing.
How long does it take to write a novel? The answer varies greatly of course. Here’s a good discussion of how much time, finding time, and making good use of the time. Nanowrimo has demonstrated it can be done in a month, but nearly everyone finds that much more time is needed to clean up that month’s output. Here’s one author’s detailed analysis of the meticulous records she kept as she wrote a novel in one year.