Next Noble Pen Meeting
September 1st, 2016 at 7 pm
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
A large new anthology calls itself the “ultimate collection” of science fiction, and includes famous authors from the early period to first English translations of lesser known authors.
The first black author to win a Hugo for best novel talks about her struggle to finish the book and about diversity. Diversity has been a hot topic for the Hugos.
Dylan’s Sand and Ash got a four-star review.
Shannon will participate in the Clinton, Iowa book festival.
Last week we had information about types of editing. So you got someone to edit your book, they made a lot of changes, and that fact doesn’t feel good. Jessica Strawser talks about how to deal with those edits. Kathie Spitz has similar advice. The editor is probably right most of the time, but perhaps you will ignore a few changes. Diane Jacob has advice, aimed more for freelance work where the editor has actual power and not just expert advice.
Some of that advice applies to using critiques, although a single critique would carry less weight than a majority of critiquers’ opinions or an editor’s changes.
Dylan (if no one else)