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Gloria Naylor – Get it Just Right

One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.

Gloria Naylor (5 Jan 1950 – 28 Sep 2016) saw her debut novel, The Women of Brewster Place, (1982) win critical acclaim and become an Emmy-nominated miniseries starring Oprah Winfrey. Gloria’s work includes several more novels and inclusion in anthologies. She taught at Cornell, George Washington University, and Boston University.

How long does it take you to get that first sentence just right?


Profile Photo of Gabrielle V Brown Managing Editor Pikes Peak Writers BlogGabrielle V. Brown, Contributing Editor with Writing From the Peak, writes all manner of fiction and nonfiction.  Find her on Facebook, and instagram ; contact her at gvbrownwriter@gmail.com.  For more about today’s birthday author, visit her website.

Kazuo Ishiguro Turns 64

As a writer, I am more interested in what people tell themselves what happened rather than what actually happened.
Photo by Frankie Fouganthin [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
 

Nobel Prize winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was born November 8,1954. He’s the author of six novels and has been awarded the Booker Prize, an OBE for Service to Literature, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

In his latest novel, Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro creates an environment that is at once both familiar and unique. How do your memories impact the scenes and characters in your stories?

 


Profile Photo of Gabrielle V Brown Managing Editor Pikes Peak Writers Blog Gabrielle V. Brown, Contributing Editor with Writing From the Peak, writes literary and speculative fiction, nonfiction and the occasional poem. Gabrielle’s published works include technical and academic nonfiction, poetry, memoir (as a ghostwriter) and a cookbook. Find her on Facebook, her website, or contact her at gvbrownwriter@gmail.com.

Pat Conroy Would Be 73

I still write in longhand. I type like a chimpanzee.
Thank you Robert C. Clark, photo used under creative commons license

Today, Pat Conroy would have celebrated his seventy-third birthday. Best known for The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, he wrote eleven novels and a cookbook the old fashioned way, pen to paper. What is your preferred method for getting the words down, and why?

 


Profile Photo of Gabrielle V Brown Managing Editor Pikes Peak Writers Blog Gabrielle V. Brown, Contributing Editor with Writing From the Peak, writes literary and speculative fiction, nonfiction and the occasional poem. Gabrielle’s published works include technical and academic nonfiction, poetry, memoir (as a ghostwriter) and a cookbooks. Find her on Facebook, her website, or contact her at gvbrownwriter@gmail.com.

Happy Birthday to Dr. Robert Cole

Dr. Robert Cole’s advice about listening applies to reading as well. Do you “listen” to what you’ve written?

Thank you Concord Oral History Program for the photo. An interview conducted in 1992 by Renee Garrelick can be found here.

Robert Coles is a child psychiatrist, professor at Harvard University, and author of more than fifty books. He has written biographies, poetry, several children’s books, and for the New Oxford Review, and American Poetry Review. In 1973 he won the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for Children in Crisis.


Profile Photo of Gabrielle V Brown Managing Editor Pikes Peak Writers Blog Gabrielle V. Brown, Contributing Editor with Writing From the Peak, writes literary and speculative fiction, nonfiction and the occasional poem. Gabrielle’s published works include technical and academic nonfiction, poetry, memoir (as a ghostwriter) and a cookbooks. Find her on Facebook, her website, or contact her at gvbrownwriter@gmail.com.

Confucius’ Birth Anniversary

Today is the Birth Anniversary of Confucius, who would be 2,568 years old.

It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucious

Confucius was born on or about the equivalent of September 28, 551 B.C.E. He was a political figure, philosopher, educator, and founder of the Ru Chinese School of Thought. He was also an author and has been credited with writing or editing the Five Classics and other Chinese texts. Follow his timeless advice and keep on writing!

 


Profile Photo of Gabrielle V Brown Managing Editor Pikes Peak Writers Blog

Gabrielle V. Brown, Contributing Editor with Writing From the Peak, writes literary and speculative fiction, nonfiction and the occasional poem. Gabrielle’s published works include technical and academic nonfiction, poetry, memoir (as a ghostwriter) and a cookbooks. Find her on Facebook, her website, or contact her at gvbrownwriter@gmail.com.

Happy Birthday Suzanne Collins

Today, August 10th, Suzanne Collins celebrates her 56th birthday.

Suzanne Collins QuoteSuzanne Collins, a television writer and novelist, is Amazon’s best selling author of all time. She’s best known for The Hunger Games Trilogy, but back in the day she wrote for children’s programs on Nickelodeon, including Clarissa Explains it All and Little Bear.

 


Writing From the Peak is pleased to introduce a new bi-weekly post, Lit-Quote brought to you by Contributing Editor, Gabrielle Brown. Enjoy these little literary interludes.

Profile Photo of Gabrielle V Brown Managing Editor Pikes Peak Writers Blog Gabrielle V. Brown, Contributing Editor with Writing From the Peak, has put words to paper since she could hold a crayon and currently writes literary and speculative fiction, nonfiction and the occasional poem. She has extensive experience in website design & management, SEO and creating online content. Gabrielle’s published works include technical and academic nonfiction, poetry, memoir (as a ghostwriter) and a cookbook. See what she’s writing about at her Facebook Page and website, or drop her an email: gvbrownwriter@gmail.com.

Going But Not Gone

Greetings Readers…

Time for a changing of the guard. 

It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to serve as Managing Editor for Pikes Peak Writers Blog. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a talented group of professionals, and I’ve enjoyed my run.

Today the capable Kathie Scrimgeour takes on the position of Managing Editor. You’ll recognize her name as she’s been contributing editor for PPW’s Sweet Success and Meet the Member. You may reach Kathie at editor@pikespeakwriters.com.  

Although I’m stepping aside in this role, I’m not leaving. You’ll see me around as contributing editor for Birthdays & Quotes and perhaps the occasional post.


Profile Photo of Gabrielle V Brown Managing Editor Pikes Peak Writers BlogSee what I’m writing about at my  Facebook Page and website. 

Keep in touch!  I can reached at gvbrownwriter@gmail.com