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The Five Most Important Rules When Writing a Novel by Alice Hoffman

November 17, 2017
  1. Write the book you want to read, not the book you think they want you to publish.
  2. Don’t edit yourself until it’s time to edit.
  3. If you stop writing after you are rejected, you never know what will happen.
  4. If you keep writing after you are rejected, you never know what will happen.
  5. Write with your whole heart.

Alice Hoffman was born in New York City and is the distinguished author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Marriage of OppositesPractical Magic (made into a movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman), The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston with her ‘adorable and loving’ sheepdog, Shelby.

Read our full review of The Rules of Magicstart reading here, and grab a copy.


Comments

  1. Katrina

    Very wise advice thank you. I am sometimes in need of rules such as these. ????

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