The Noble Pen for Nov 29, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

November 29th, 2012 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Philip Roth, now approaching 80, announced that his is done writing novels after a career of over 50 years.

Amazon lists their editors’ top picks from 2012.  They also offer lists by category, such as Kindle publications.

Christopher McManus wrote in the Annals of Improbable Research about the psychological and medical conditions found in fictional characters, from Dracula to Snow White, with a long bibliography from more serious journals.


Here’s an article on how to get published, and another on how to get your book publisized.

Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars.  ~Nicholas Sparks

Most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works. ~Jim Harrison

To read a book, to think it over, and to write out notes is a useful exercise; a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.  ~Maria Mitchell

A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it. ~Mark Twain

Upcoming Schedule

Nov 29th


Dec 6th

Tyree (unless someone needs slot)
Ciuin ?

Dec 13th

Open slots


Open slots


Open slots

Keep Writing,