The Noble Pen for Sept 1, 2016

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.

Upcoming Schedule

Sept 1
Stacie S.

Sept 8
Stacy H.
Dylan (if no one else)

Sept 15
Aime W.
Open slots

Sept 22
Open slots

Sept 29
Open slots

Keep Writing,