The Noble Pen for April 7, 2016

Next Noble Pen Meeting

April 7, 2016 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

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, 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.

Upcoming Schedule

April 7

April 14
Aime W.

April 21

April 28
Bill H.
Open slot

May 5
Open slots

Keep Writing,