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

The Noble Pen for Jan 23, 2020

Victories

Krista is making progress, with 40 pages written on the book she hadn’t been able to write before.
Rachel has a new story idea that will probably be novella or novel length.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 23
Dylan
Troy
Aime

Jan 30
Laura
Randy
Shannon

Feb 6
Krista
Troy
Open slot

Feb 13
Open slots

Feb 20
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jan 16, 2020

Education

Dylan pointed out a good site for finding character names that correspond to people’s present ages.  Some names seem ageless, others very dated, and some old ones return.

Victories

Dylan started a new novel. He wrote 3 short stories in December. He got fan mail for the Sand series and Flight.

Ciuin has a new laptop, which should make writing easier and more reliable.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 16
Krista
Ciuin
Shannon

Jan 23
Dylan
Troy
Aime

Jan 30
Laura
Randy
Open slot

Feb 6
Open slots

Feb 13
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jan 9, 2020

News

No news is good news.

Victories

Shannon started a new project by writing the opening scene, and is working on the plot. It involves werewolves.

Nick read Pride and Prejudice and found the writing and editing loose by modern standards. He started the third book of his trilogy and did some editing on older pieces.

Ciuin is done with one museum editing task and was selected to work on another.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 9
Dylan
Randy
Troy

Jan 16
Krista
Ciuin
Shannon

Jan 23
Open slots

Jan 30
Open slots

Feb 6
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jan 2, 2020

News

We will not meet the day after Christmas, but will meet the day after New Year.

Victories

Shannon had a hot streak; he finished drafts of his book, a short story, and an article.

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 2
Ciuin
Shannon
Krista

Jan 9
Dylan
Randy
Troy

Jan 16
Open slots

Jan 23
Open slots

Jan 30
Open slots

Feb 6
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 19, 2019

News

The group decided to not meet the day after Christmas, but there may be enough interest the day after New Year’s Day. If you have thoughts on this let us know.

Victories

Aime was asked to read and review someone’s fan fiction.
Dylan got fan mail for both of his bylines.
Ciuin finished one of her five school papers.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 19
Krista
Randy
Aime

Dec 26
Day after Christmas – no meeting

Jan 2
Ciuin
Open slots

Jan 9
Dylan
Randy
Troy

Jan 16
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 12, 2019

News

December 12th is our annual clash with a large party at the restaurant. Look for us to the left of the door in some corner.

Victories

Aime wrote again on Fun with Democracy

Ciuin wrote 14 pages so far on school papers needing 45 pages.

Shannon finished his draft of Merger of Evil, and started a new short story. He also committed to writing a guest blog entry.

Ryan wrote a new short story.

Upcoming Schedule

Dec 12
Dylan
Troy
Aime

Dec 19
Krista
Randy
Aime

Dec 26
Day after Christmas – no meeting

Jan 2
Ciuin
Open slots

Jan 9
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Dec 5, 2019

News

We had a visitor at the last meeting who has done research for a biography of a regionally known businessman and philanthropist. He feels he needs a collaborator to write the book, as he no longer has the energy that let him write three previous books. If you are interested, ask the moderator for his contact information.

Victories

Aime wrote and gave a speech. She was featured in a newspaper article.
Jeremiah was asked to write business copy.
Ciuin wrote and turned in a paper on time.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 28
Thanksgiving – no meeting

Dec 5
Nick (4700)
Krista
Ryan (short story)

Dec 12
Dylan
Troy
Aime

Dec 19
open slots

Dec 26
Day after Christmas – do we want to meet?

Jan 2
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Nov 21, 2019

Victories

Nick finished the Driver story.

Krista did planning for her book.

Dylan finished Raging Alone. He participated in panels at ICON. A reader gained through ICON read all the stories on Dylan’s web site in four days because he liked them so much.

Ryan got over writer’s block and is working on multiple projects.

Ciuin started writing on Citadel again.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 21
Visitor talk
Aime
Troy
Shannon

Nov 28
Thanksgiving – no meeting

Dec 5
Nick (4700)
Krista
Ryan (short story)

Dec 12
Dylan
open slots

Dec 19
open slots

Dec 26
Day after Christmas – do we want to meet?

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Nov 14, 2019

Education

Shannon recommends the new expanded edition of The Emotional Thesaurus.  It has entries with options to illustrate and describe your character’s emotions in 130 situations.

Victories

Ciuin finished a paper and is nearly done with the museum card edits.
Shanon’s reading at ICON had to be paused several times, waiting for the laughter to fade.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 14
Shannon’s sentence discussion
Dylan 6k
Rachel 6k

Nov 21
Aime
Troy
Shannon

Nov 28
Thanksgiving – no meeting

Dec 5
Nick
Krista
open slot

Dec 12
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Nov 7, 2019

Education

See older newsletters for many educational topics.

Victories

Ciuin finished Chessmaster. She had to rewrite the ending, but fixed Dropbox so she now has backups. She is writing the text for Vets Memorial gallery.

Krista found the group and is restarting her book.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 7
Randy (also discuss a couple sentences)
Ciuin (double length)
Nick (short)

Nov 14
Dylan
Rachel
Open slot

Nov 21
Aime
Troy
Open slot

Nov 28
Thanksgiving – no meeting

Dec 5
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill