When I started submitting short stories in the 1990s, I considered writing my hobby. Then I started to get some nice little checks for those stories, and moved onto to writing books. I began to recognize my writing as a business when I took over Night to Dawn magazine in 2004, and in 2008, began publishing other authors through the Night to Dawn imprint. It occurred to me though that if someone should sue the business – you never know – they could go after my personal assets. That was when I began to contemplate an LLC.