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The Noble Pen for Apr 2, 2020

On-line meetings

We have gone to on-line meetings for the duration of the coronavirus problem. To participate, you can use the Zoom app on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer with a microphone. Use of a camera is optional. You can also call in with any phone but it would be long-distance if those rates apply to you.

For further details and the meeting ID number, contact us.

In the meantime, if you want a take-out meal, it would be good to patronize our usual host, Scott’s Restaurant. As of now they are doing take-out business 8 am to 7 pm.

Victories

We know of no members who have come down with the virus so far.
Shannon has the elevated status of “essential personnel.” Despite the increased demand on his time, he plans to come up with an Apr 9 submission.
We are successful in using on-line meetings, which seem surprisingly like in-person meetings, except for the menu, which leaves Randy and Bill craving chocolate pie.

Upcoming schedule

Apr 2
Dylan
Stacie
Aime

Apr 9
Randy
Shannon
Open slot

Apr 16
Laura
Dylan?
Open slot

Apr 23
Open slots

Apr 30
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Mar 26, 2020

On-line meetings

We have gone to on-line meetings for the duration of the coronavirus problem. To participate, you can use the Zoom app on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer with a microphone. Use of a camera is optional. You can also call in with any phone but it would be long-distance if those rates apply to you.

For further details and the meeting ID number, contact us.

In the meantime, if you want a take-out meal, it would be good to patronize our usual host, Scott’s Restaurant. As of now they are doing take-out business 8am to 7 pm.

Victories

Eight of us met on line via Zoom and had a pretty normal meeting discussion.

Aime was hired to write a screenplay from someone’s movie concept.

Mar 26
Shannon
Aime
Randy

Apr 2
Dylan
Stacy
Open slot

Apr 9
Open slots

Apr 16
Open slots

Apr 23
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Mar 19, 2020

Prepare for on-line meetings

With the growing threat of the corona virus, and some of our members in the higher risk categories, it is planned that we will do on-line meetings via Zoom.

This will require use of a smartphone, desktop computer, or other device with internet access and a microphone. Use of a camera will be optional. Instructions for connecting will be sent to the email distribution list.

Victories

Nick wrote a train report.
Shannon’s blog post is up on a fiend’s site.

Mar 19
Stacie (5k)
Dylan
Randy

Mar 26
Open slots

Apr 2
Open slots

Apr 9
Open slots

Apr 16
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Mar 12, 2020

Meeting Cancellation Policy

With the growing threat of the corona virus, if it causes Kirkwood College, local schools, or the restaurant to close, we will not attempt a meeting.

This mirrors our severe weather policy, where we mostly follow Kirkwood’s plan for evening classes.

Victories

Nick finished reading a classic on his list, Random Harvest.

Dylan recovered from getting behind on writing and has built up a buffer of material for his weekly postings on his site.

Mar 12
Troy
Randy
Shannon

Mar 19
Stacie
Dylan
Open slot

Mar 26
Open slots

Apr 2
Open slots

Apr 9
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for March 5, 2020

Meeting Cancellation Policy

With the growing threat of the corona virus, if it causes Kirkwood College, local schools, or the restaurant to close, we will not attempt a meeting.

This mirrors our severe weather policy, where we mostly follow Kirkwood’s plan for evening classes.

Victories

Ciuin’s editing work has led to two additional contracts to do company history displays.

Troy finished editing Ghost and got a few printed copies.

Shannon wrote an article for a friend’s blog.

Upcoming Schedule

Mar 5
Dylan
Ciuin
Troy

Mar 12
Troy
Randy
Shannon

Mar 19
Open slots

Mar 26
Open slots

Apr 2
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Feb 20, 2020

Victories

Shannon got feedback from all three beta readers, did rewrites, and sent it to another reader.

Nick wrote more on his trilogy.

Bill is thinking about how to move his old story to the present time.

Stacie is reading to her children both to inspire them to read and for the pleasure of finding time to read.

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 20
Troy
Aime
Dylan

Feb 27
Shannon
Open slots

Mar 5
Open slots

Mar 12
Open slots

Mar 19
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Feb 13, 2020

Victories

Nick wrote more on book 3 of Earth Ends
Dylan got over writer’s block and turned out a short story and a battle scene.
Shannon got feedback from beta readers.
Aime applied for a writing job by writing a cover letter and including a chapter from her book.

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 13
Aime
Shannon
Randy

Feb 20
Troy
Aime
Dylan

Feb 27
Shannon
Open slots

Mar 5
Open slots

Mar 12
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jan 30, 2020

Victories

Aime wrote a blog that will be posted on Bleeding Heartland.
Dylan is writing short stories and world-building posts.
Troy is working on a new story that is a classical adventurers fantasy.
Ciuin got a referral and may be doing contract writing on more exhibits.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 30
Laura
Randy
Shannon

Feb 6
Troy
Dylan
Aime

Feb 13
Aime
Open slots

Feb 20
Troy
Open slots

Feb 27
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill