Douglas Glover and How to Write a Novel
by Jane Eaton Hamilton
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.)