Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Noble Pen for Mar 28, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Mar 28th, 2019 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Education

See older newsletters for many educational topics

Victories

Randy did a reading at M&M Books and sold books there.

Aime managed to rewrite her lost submission in only two hours

Ciuin faced her worst literary fear and showed her Petty Theft book to the president of the Romani organization in the US, who might be critical of her portrayal of Romani.

Upcoming Schedule

Mar 28
Ciuin
Randy
Steve

Apr 4
Nick
open slots

Apr 11
open slots

Apr 18
open slots

Apr 25
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Mar 21, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Mar 21st, 2019 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Education

See older newsletters for many educational topics

Victories

Aime has most of next week’s submission written.

Ciuin has a new pen to help with taking notes. It records audio and remembers her hand strokes. James Bond would be jealous.

Upcoming Schedule

Mar 21
Aime
Randy
Steve

Mar 28
Ciuin
open slots

Apr 4
Nick
open slots

Apr 11
open slots

Apr 18
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Mar 14, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Mar 14th, 2019 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

News

Put Tuesday March 19 at 7 pm on your calendar for a reading at Coe by author Max Allen Collins. It is at Sinclair (the big auditorium) and is free, open to the public.

Education

A surprising number of stories fit well into the structure of The Hero’s Journey (wikipedia-monomyth) and they aren’t all epic fantasies.   Vladimir Propp was one of the pioneers of the idea as applied to folk tales.  Elizabeth Sims discusses the structure and how a Sherlock Holmes story fits it.  Here’s another comparison using Star Wars and The Matrix.

Victories

Randy has a reading at M&M Books.

Aime wrote and gave a speech for a OneIowa rally in Des Moines.

Upcoming Schedule

Mar 14
Ciuin
Steve

Mar 21
Aime
Randy
open slot

Mar 28
open slots

Apr 4
Nick
open slots

Apr 11
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Mar 7, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Mar 7th, 2019 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Education

You can find many educational articles published in newsletters of the past few years, but this section of the newsletter has been suspended due to low readership.

Victories

Steve contracted to write five grant proposals.

Upcoming Schedule

Mar 7
Laura
Uriah
Aime

Mar 14
Ciuin
Randy
Steve

Mar 21
open slots

Mar 28
open slots

Apr 4
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill