The Noble Pen for Apr 12, 2018

Next Noble Pen Meeting

April 12th, 2018 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

News

The Science Fiction News edition for 2018 Spring (Northern hemisphere) is available.

Victories

Nick edited on his SSS novel.

Ciuin finished an editing job.  She got an order for Petty Theft.

Education

You don’t dare have an important character who isn’t interesting.  There are a lot of ways to make an uninteresting, unlikable character.  It’s trickier with your protagonist than the antagonists.   Here are some negative characteristics that characters may have.

Unlikable characters can be interesting.  They typically come with built-in conflicts, and conflict is the meat of storytelling.  Here is a discussion of some interesting but unlikable characters from published fiction.

Upcoming Schedule

Apr 12
Uriah
Randy
Ciuin

Apr 19
Ciuin
Aime
Open slot

Apr 26
Randy
Jeremiah
Open slot

May 3
Nick
Open slots

May 10
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

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