Next Noble Pen Meeting
November 3rd, 2016 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Whether William Shakespeare wrote all the works credited to him has long been a controversy, or at least a conspiracy theory. Now some scholars are crediting Marlowe with co-authoring three plays.
Randy got two more rejections, bringing the response count to about half of his submissions.
Greg edited a lot, and applied most of the feedback from his last review.
Riley signed the paperwork for publication of a short story that was accepted a while back. He edited and made good progress on his current story.
A story where the main character knows what to do and does it easily makes for a boring read. A dilemma is a choice where one must find the least-bad outcome. Dilemmas and obstacles are the meat of a story, and are what keep a reader going. (Mentally) torture your characters. Steven James discusses difficult decisions. Here’s another discussion with examples.
Thanksgiving – no meeting