The Noble Pen for Dec 13, 2018

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Dec 13th, 2018 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


This week is our annual clash with a big party at the restaurant.  When you enter, look to your left for us in some corner.


People who are interested in the differences in languages might want to read this book, which examines characteristics beyond vocabulary that differentiate twenty of the most-widely spoken.


Randy had a great book release party for Sins of Omission, and sold 46 books.

Nick finished the second book of his trilogy.

Stacie wrote thank-you letters to children’s librarians at two libraries because they are awesome.


What’s in a name?  Writer’s Digest offers some rules for picking the names of your characters.  Debbie Young has fifteen ideas about picking names. The NY Times has some ideas, too.   Anne R. Allen suggests making them distinctive, but has some cautions to keep the names appropriate for the time and place.

And while we’re thinking of names, consider whether you need all those characters to be named and developed.  The delivery guy and the office assistant who don’t reappear don’t need names.

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. ~Jim Morrison

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~John F. Kennedy

I call everyone ‘Darling’ because I can’t remember their names. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 13

Dec 20

Dec 27
Open slots

Jan 3

Jan 10
Open slots

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