The Noble Pen for Dec 15, 2016

Next Noble Pen Meeting

December 15th, 2016 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Polling indicates enough interest to have meetings during the end-of-year holidays, as there is no direct conflict, so we are scheduling review slots for those days.  We probably need a substitute moderator for the 22nd.


Nick finished a chapter of Earth Ends II and edited on the knight story.

Aime started a new story.

Dylan got another commission.

Cassie’s holiday themed audio book is released, barely in time for the holiday market.  She started plotting another story, and is up to 17k words on Fight to Bear.



Back in October, we talked about  participial phrases, which provide additional information about the noun they modify.  Another way to supply additional information is a prepositional phrase.  Taken all together, the phrase acts as an adjective or adverb, but is not a sentence in itself.

A preposition is a relational word (from, in, on, under, behind, before, etc.) and the phrase includes a noun object or other words operating in place of the noun to complete the relationship.  For example, “The box sits under the table.”  The basic sentence “The box sits.” is technically complete, but not terribly informative.  The addition of the preposition “under” and its object “table” tell us a lot more.

Here is some further explanation and some examples of prepositional phrases.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 15
Aime W.

Dec 22
Aime W.

Dec 29
Open slot

Jan 5
Open slot

Jan 12
Open slots

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