The Noble Pen for Aug 2, 2018

Next Noble Pen Meeting

August 2nd, 2018 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


You might like a discussion by several writers of thrillers.


M and M Books near Johnson and Edgewood has a good display of local authors’ books.


Donald Kaul, insightful and witty columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Des Moines Register, Pulitzer winner, and co-founder of RAGBRAI, died recently at age 83.


Randy participated at I.O.W.A and sold books.  He met someone there who was on the jury for the case that inspired Sins of Intent.  Sins of Omission is back from the first editor and is expected in a couple weeks from the second editor.


An article lists seven essential elements of a good novel.  First among those is readability, which starts with clear expression and finds ways to hold interest.  Another article starts with plot and character development.  This blog lists sixteen elements, and clarity is first.

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. ~Carl von Clausewitz

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