The Noble Pen for Nov 1, 2018

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Nov 1st, 2018 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

News

The Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) organization is planning a 2019 event somewhere in the CR area.  Prior participants will get priority, but you can sign up on their interest list if you would like to try for a spot.

Victories

Rebecca wrote the start of a new story.

Education

Writing isn’t easy.  This tutorial discusses some pitfalls that frequently trip beginners.  Here’s a list of most common mistakes that lead to rejection.

The “Immerse or Die” critic believes a good story doesn’t have anything that breaks the reader’s immersion.  He published a list of the things that most often took him out of stories.  Topping his list was weak mechanics, followed closely by unnatural actions by the characters and too-frequent repetition of words or phrases.  Those, along with illogical worlds and info dumps, accounted for half of the problems.  He found the issues fell about equally among world-building, storytelling, and editing problems.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 1
Logan
Bill
Exercise

Nov 8
Nick
Logan
Aime

Nov 15
Rebecca
Logan
Open slot

Nov 22
Thanksgiving – no meeting

Nov 29
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

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