The Noble Pen for Nov 29, 2018

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Nov 29th, 2018 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


The Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year is “Toxic” due to the frequency and ways it was used in 2018.


Because we didn’t meet this week, we don’t know of all the wonderful victories and accomplishments.


There are so many possible mistakes, it’s hard to avoid them all.  Even good manuscripts are often rejected, so you want yours to be one of the cleanest.

Here’s a list of few mistakes concerning the overall approach.  Moira Allen offers an excellent list of ways to get a manuscript rejected.  Jefferson Smith tabulated and ranked the mistakes that broke his immersion in stories.  James Scott Bell lists elements of a story that may be lacking interest.  Here’s Susan Breen’s list.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 29
Aime (5700 words)
Ciuin (short)

Dec 6
Aime ?

Dec 13
Open slots

Dec 20
Open slots

Dec 27
Open slots

Keep Writing,