Category Archives: Newsletters

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

The Noble Pen for Apr 11, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Apr 11th, 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 sent her submission earlier in the week than she has for a long time.
Dylan has all his commissions done except a big one.

Upcoming Schedule

Apr 11
Steve
Nick
Ciuin

Apr 18
Dylan
open slots

Apr 25
open slots

May 2
open slots

May 9
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Apr 4, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Apr 4th, 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 got a $29 royalty check. She wrote 2,000 words and she wasn’t even facing a deadline.

Ciuin didn’t kill anyone, even though some deserved it.

Upcoming Schedule

Apr 4
Nick
Aime
Ciuin

Apr 11
Steve
open slots

Apr 18
open slots

Apr 25
open slots

May 2
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

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

The Noble Pen for Feb 28, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Feb 28th, 2019 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

News

Some people still want the English language to be used intelligently.

Education

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

Victories

Madeleine has her blog up and running at mkleppinger.com. Explore it.

Ciuin has completed an outline for her master’s degree essay.

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 28
Steve
Ciuin
Randy

Mar 7
Laura
Uriah
Aime

Mar 14
open slots

Mar 21
open slots

Mar 28
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Feb 21, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Feb 21st, 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 last few years, but this section of the newsletter has been suspended due to low readership.

Victories

Stacie has submitted the last chapter of Gardens to the group.

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 21
Aime
Madeleine
Ciuin

Feb 28
Steve
open slots

Mar 7
open slots

Mar 14
open slots

Mar 21
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Feb 14, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Feb 14th, 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 last few years, but this section of the newsletter has been suspended due to low readership.

Victories

Aime cleaned up her writing folder with many story ideas.

Randy has a reading for a local book group, who read his 2nd and wants to hear about the 3rd Cletus Efferding story.

Upcoming Schedule

Feb 14
Randy
Stacie
Laura

Feb 21
Aime
Madeleine
open slot

Feb 28
open slots

Mar 7
open slots

Mar 14
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Feb 7, 2019

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Feb 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 last few years, but this section of the newsletter has been suspended due to low readership.

Victories

Well, with no meeting, I can only assume that everybody survived the coldest week we’ve had in a long time.

Upcoming ScheduleJ

Feb 7
Bill
Stacie
Aime

Feb 14
Randy
Stacie
Laura

Feb 21
open slots

Feb 28
open slots

Mar 7
open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill