The Noble Pen for July 23, 2015

Next Noble Pen Meeting

July 23rd, 2015 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Harper Lee’s book is out and getting mixed reviews.   Everybody is excited, and most find it worthwhile reading but not fully developed as they expect a novel to be.  It portrays a greater complexity of black-white relations than To Kill a Mockingbird.  Some find it confusing  “politically and artistically” and disappointing in how some of the good characters in Mockingbird, particularly Atticus Finch, turned out in this story set later.  Based on early reviews, it appears this book will prompt discussion for a long time, and certainly is not a dud as some feared.


The proposal Ciuin wrote for a children’s’ program at the museum was accepted.

Erin wrote an answer to a question that helped her work relationships.

Mark’s 3rd article on gaming was accepted and he was paid.


Do you sometimes struggle with your writing, or its impact on your life? You’re not alone. Here are some problems that are almost universal among writers.    And another list.

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~Joseph Conrad

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~Napoleon Hill

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