WQW – Alice Hoffman

Thanks to Colleen over at Silver Threading for facilitating this weekly community event.

Author Alice Hoffman knows a thing or two about writing novels.  To date, she has published twenty-five adult novels, one non-fiction book, one middle reader, and seven young adult novels.  When I hear Hoffman’s quote echoing in my head, I immediately think of Nike and Just Do It.  I easily apply the Just Do It mantra to many areas of my life except my writing and going to the gym of course.

Image courtesy of Gratisography.

Image credit Gratisography & PicMonkey.

But Hoffman’s point is valid – don’t worry about how a novel is written, just write the novel.  Putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard is the way a novel is always written.  How each novel develops is different so there is no set process that works every time except to just write it.  When a novel is finished then the writer will know how that particular novel is written.

About Alice Hoffman


Image courtesy of author’s Facebook fan page.

Alice Hoffman is an American novelist born in New York City on March 16, 1952. Much of her work is classified as being written in the magic realism genre.

Hoffman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Adelphi University and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Stanford University. She adopted Boston as her home and currently resides there.  For additional information on Hoffman visit her wikipedia page or her website.

Hoffman maintains a strong social media presence and can  be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Hoffman’s published work includes the following novels:

Adult Novels

The Marriage of Opposites

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

The Dovekeepers

The Red Garden

The Story Sisters

The Third Angel

Skylight Confessions

The Ice Queen

Blackbird House

The Probable Future

Blue Diary

The River King

Local Girls

Here on Earth

Practical Magic

Second Nature

Turtle Moon

Seventh Heaven

At Risk

Illumination Night

Fortune’s Daughter

White Horses

Angel Landing

The Drowning Season

Property Of

Young Adult Novels

Green Heart

Green Witch


The Foretelling

Green Angel



6 thoughts on “WQW – Alice Hoffman

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