The Noble Pen for Jan 5, 2017

Next Noble Pen Meeting

January 5th, 2017 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


The NY Times offers lists from several well-known people of their favorite books of 2016.


Cassie’s sales on the holiday- themed book were really good.

Dylan is editing an old story for republication.

Ciuin is planning to publish her novel under a different pen name.


An author must do a lot of self-editing to hone their work to its best.  This article discusses some of the considerations.    Here’s another view of the process.  And yet another.

You may be tempted to not do it right, and commit some of the seven deadly sins of self-editing.

You might benefit from a mechanics editing checklist.  Jody Hedlund has a list tailored to fiction writers.  She and others say many people catch different problems on paper versus on the screen.

The secret to editing your work is simple: you need to become its reader instead of its Writer. ~Zadie Smith

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. ~Dr. Seuss

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