Next Noble Pen Meeting
Nov 1st, 2018 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
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.
Rebecca wrote the start of a new story.
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.
Thanksgiving – no meeting