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?


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