Jane Eaton Hamilton

"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.” – Lillian Hellman

Tag: literary

CBC Guide to Writing Contests for Canadians (some international)

We’re lucky when we get a more or less up-to-date list of what’s happening on the contest scene. Here we are for fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry:

CBC Guide to Writing Contests

Surrey International Writers’ Conference

photo: Jane Eaton Hamilton

Out presenting at Surrey International Writer’s Festival this past weekend, I popped into a workshop held by Meg Tilly to help improve writers’ reading skills. Here she is sitting on a participant’s feet. There’s probably a great story behind that, but I’m not whispering it.

photo: Jane Eaton Hamilton

Weekend: I think it might actually be coming out!


49th Shelfing anticipated spring reads!

49th Shelf

Douglas Glover and How to Write a Novel

I’m reading “Attack of the Copula Spiders” by Douglas Glover. i remember him trying to drill the matters in his first piece, “How to Write a Novel,” through my thick brain back in Saratoga Springs in the early 90s. It was the best advice I had ever gotten on making a novel. It still is, and I’m glad to see it again in other than my own scrambled notes.
Note that numéro cinq (numerocinqmagazine.com) has thorough coverage of Doug’s book and his novelistic advice.  In addition to acquiring the book, you can watch Doug as he leads a class through the verbal version of “How to Write a Novel.”

(There’s an article on reading Mark Anthony Jarman in the book too. MAJ and I were always vying for the same lit awards back in the day.)

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