The Noble Pen for Nov 23, 2017 Holiday Edition

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Nov 30th, 2017 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


No meeting this week.  Most employers are giving their people the day off to work on their writing and we wouldn’t want to interfere with that.  Sorry, Aime, that you aren’t among them.


Randy’s book got a big and favorable article in the Sunday CR Gazette and another review on Amazon.

Shannon sold a story to an anthology.


Writers differ in how they go about revisions – do you go back frequently or wait until the draft is done?  If you have a lot of story in your head, maybe it’s best to get it typed before you lose it.  But as you write, you may think of things said earlier that need to change for the way the story is developing.  Rachel Scheller  describes four approaches.

Read what several famous writers said about revisions.

And here’s some revision advice from the University of North Carolina.

Half my life is an act of revision. ~John Irving

Write drunk, edit sober. ~misatributed to Hemingway

I don’t write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.  ~Dean Koontz

Upcoming Schedule

November 23
Thanksgiving, no meeting

November 30
Stacie S.

December 7
Stacy H.

December 14 (annual squeeze-in, due to large party in usual space)
Open slot

December 21
Do we want to meet so close to Christmas?

December 28
Open slots

Keep Writing,