Next Noble Pen Meeting
April 21, 2016 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Cassie sold 18 books and made contacts with other writers at a book signing event in Cedar Falls.
Dylan got good feedback on a commission.
When you are writing early drafts of a story, it is easy to be too critical. Don’t let your inner editor take control and stop your progress, perhaps even causing writer’s block. Just write. You can edit later.
Daphne Gray-Grant offers tips to deal with your inner editor.
One technique for dealing with the nagging feeling that something isn’t right, but freeing your mind to continue, is to type a reminder that this sentence/paragraph needs to be reworked and then go on. Noelle Sterne uses the all-caps word FIX, but I prefer something that won’t accidentally occur in your actual text, such as four question marks.
Another tool is a deadline. Tell yourself you have to finish this chapter before going to bed, no matter whether it is good or bad. Ciuin’s nagging service could help.
If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word. ~Margaret Atwood
Write drunk, edit sober. ~ Hemingway