The Noble Pen for Oct 11, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

October 11th, 2012 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Dylan hit the one year anniversary on his weekly serial at 350,000 words.  He  is going to stop taking commission work and concentrate on his own writing.

Tyree finished his entry for next week. He is working on a book that involves Romani characters.

Ciuin is back in touch with her editor/mentor.  She was asked to be the technical adviser for Romani culture in Tyree’s next book.


Brian Klems tries to explain the difference between a writer’s voice and styleSteve Thompson goes to greater length on the subject, but sums it up as:

The voice is the word choice and method of speaking and thinking as demonstrated by characters, while style is much more broad.

Randy Ingermanson links style to “writing patterns” and voice to “attitude”.

Wikipedia also has articles on writer’s voice and writing style.  After reading these and some other articles, I’m still not sure I get it.  They seem to overlap and many sources’ explanations of one make reference to the other.


Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. ~Gore Vidal

To understand a literary style, consider what it omits. ~Mason Cooley

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. ~Robert Frost

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. ~Nietzsche

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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