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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.
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
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’s published work includes the following novels:
The Marriage of Opposites
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
The Red Garden
The Story Sisters
The Third Angel
The Ice Queen
The Probable Future
The River King
Here on Earth
The Drowning Season
Young Adult Novels