Next Noble Pen Meeting
May 5, 2016 at 7 pm
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards (site link) (wikipedia) for science fiction have been announced. This award has become politically controversial because some feel women and minority authors and themes have been ignored and others argue that who the author is shouldn’t matter when picking good fiction.
The Diary of Anne Frank is the subject of a copyright battle in Europe. The question is whether copyright dates from her life or that of the people who translated and edited/co-wrote it. In the US it will remain protected for a long time yet.
Dylan finished a commission and it was accepted. Sand and Ash needs only two editors and a cover to get it out.
Stacie has now finished six chapters.
Many writers use a blog to attract attention and readers to their work. Here is some blogging advice for writers. There are arguments for and against the effectiveness. Some say writers may benefit but may find better uses for their time as their careers develop.