The Noble Pen for August 28, 2014

Next Noble Pen Meeting

August 28th, 2014 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


A blog discusses whether the monthly unlimited e-book subscription services are worth it.


Dylan got a review of one of his novels from someone he didn’t know.  Previous reviews have all been family and friends.  He invented a font for the language of his novels.

Cassie started the 3rd draft revisions of Dreams in Red, and now has 20 k words on Blue Moon Baby.

Ciuin received an offer from a well-known artist to do the cover of Petty Theft.


A good article lists seven essential elements of a good novel.  First among those is readability.  Another article lists five elements, and mentions that dialog must be easy to read.  This blog lists sixteen, and clarity is first.

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. ~Carl von Clausewitz
For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity. ~Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Upcoming Schedule

August 28
Ciuin (double slot)

Sept 4

Sept 11
Open slots

Sept 18
Open slots

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