Category Archives: Newsletters

This is the weekly newsletters for the Noble Pen Writer’s Group.

The Noble Pen for Jan 27, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Aime’s critique was published and she got paid.
Prateek’s work writing was published.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 27
Aime
Ciuin
David

Feb 3
Reese
Aime?
Open slot

Feb 10
Jeff
Nick
Prateek

Feb 17
Open slots

Feb 24
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jan 20, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Aime may have won a 6-pack of Crystal Pepsi, the nectar of the gods and subject of one of her stories, via a PepsiCo contest. She will take classes on writing grant proposals.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 20
Prateek
Jeff
Reese

Jan 27
Aime
Ciuin
David

Feb 3
Open slots

Feb 10
Jeff
Open slots

Feb 17
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jan 13, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Randy finished the first draft of Deception.
Aime wrote a review of the new Matrix movie for her favorite e-publisher.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 13
Ciuin
Reese
Aime

Jan 20
Prateek
Jeff
Open slot

Jan 27
Open slots

Feb 3
Open slots

Feb 10
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jan 6, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Ciuin wrote more on the essay. She found a source of more information from a YouTube commercial.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 6
Randy
Jeff

Jan 13
Anne
Reese
Aime

Jan 20
Prateek
Open slots

Jan 27
Open slots

Feb 3
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 30, 2021

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Aime submitted a story that resulted from our discussion.
Ciuin started a new short story.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 30
David S.
Anne
Prateek

Jan 6
Randy
Ciuin
Aime

Jan 13
Anne
Reese
Open slot

Jan 20
Open slots

Jan 27
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 23, 2021

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Stacie got a kind rejection letter.
Aime overcame her phobia of literary exercises to actually lead one. (And Bill wasn’t there to see it. Darn.)

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 23
Aime
Ciuin
Anne

Dec 30
David S.
Anne
Prateek

Jan 6
Randy
Ciuin
Aime

Jan 13
Anne
Reese
Open slot

Jan 20
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 16, 2021

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Ciuin has more beta readers for Petty Theft. She had a breakthrough on the essay and is making progress.
Aime wrote a blog post while waiting for meeting time.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 16
David S.
Aime
Randy

Dec 23
Aime
Ciuin
Anne

Dec 30
David S.
Anne
Open slot

Jan 6
Open slots

Jan 13
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 9, 2021

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Attendance of 11 participants at the last meeting was a record high for the last several years.
Aime’s version of the city mission statement was approved. She did editing on her stories.
Prateek went through three drafts of a chapter.
Shannon’s new book Merger of Evil is out on Amazon and Barns & Noble.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 9
Anne
Ciuin
Prateek

Dec 16
David S.
Aime
Randy

Dec 23
Aime
Ciuin
Anne

Dec 30
Open slots

Jan 6
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 2, 2021

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Ciuin got fan mail for Petty Theft.
Stacie got a rejection letter from a major publisher and is picking her next place to submit.
Randy participated in an author event.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 2
Laura
Shannon
Jeff

Dec 9
Anne
Ciuin
Prateek

Dec 16
David S.
Open slots

Dec 16
Open slots

Dec 30
Open slots

Jan 6
Nick
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Nov 18, 2021

Next Meeting

We will meet at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

Victories

Ciuin sent Petty Theft to more beta readers and got comments back from one.
Shannon’s short story is out in an anthology.
Aime had a breakthrough idea to improve the Poker screenplay.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 18
Jeff
Aime
Prateek

Nov 25
Thanksgiving – no meeting

Dec 2
Laura
Nick
Jeff

Dec 9
Anne
Ciuin
Prateek

Dec 16
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill