Famous Quotes Don Roff
Don Roff is the author of over 16 books including – Scary Stories, Zombie Tales, Dragon Adventures, Werewolf Tales, and Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection. He is a former U.S. Army Ranger.
Here are Don Roff’s best quotes on the art of writing:
1. Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful.
2. Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible.
3. If you treat your characters like people, they’ll reward you by being fully developed individuals.
4. A day of bad writing is always better than a day of no writing.
5. Writers often torture themselves trying to get the words right. Sometimes you must lower your expectations and just finish it.
6. There is no right or wrong way to write a novel. Each journey is different for every individual work and for every writer. The first error is never to begin; the second is never to finish.
7. Fear and self-doubt are the deadly enemies of creativity. Don’t invite either into your mind.
8. Write about the thing that scares you most or your most private confession and you’ll never have a problem coming up with decent fiction.
9. Writing a story, regardless of length, begins always with a single word.
10. You can be a writer who doesn’t read everyday. But you’re not fooling anyone. It shows, rather embarrassingly, in your work.
11. Audiences will admire your character’s strength but connect with them through their weakness.
12. Always work with/surround yourself with people who help make you a better version of you. Kindly avoid those who don’t.
13. Write for impact first, money second. If you do it the other way around, you’ll end up with less of either.
14. If you write a kid’s book only for kids, then you have failed.
15. Novel writing, I’ve discovered, is the most liberating. You can write the narrative in the past, present, or future, and from any viewpoint or philosophy, including your own. The only keeper you answer to is your own creativity. It’s total autonomy.
16. You cannot write your character until you know how he or she thinks, until you know what their philosophy is in the world that they occupy.
Famous Quotes Don Roff
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