Veronica Roth

Literary Birthday – 19 August – Veronica Roth

Happy Birthday, Veronica Roth, born 19 August 1988.

Five Quotes

  1. I want people to come away from my book with questions. Questions about virtue and goodness. Not answers.
  2. My advice to young writers is manifold. The first is: learn to love criticism. The second piece of advice is: be persistent. And last: be patient.
  3. When you’re a writer, you hear your internal critic, and that’s really hard to get over. And then sometimes you hear critiques from classmates and stuff. But when a book comes out, it’s just hundreds of opinions and you have to learn to separate out the ones you want to listen to or figure out many you want to listen to.
  4. If you actually succeed in creating a utopia, you’ve created a world without conflict, in which everything is perfect. And if there’s no conflict, there are no stories worth telling – or reading!
  5. I think it’s fascinating to look at a world that an author has created that has sort of stemmed from the world now, and usually dystopian books point out something about our current world and exaggerates a tendency or a belief.

Read more about Veronica’s Writing Advice HERE

Veronica Roth is an American author. She is well known for her New York Times best-selling Divergent series. She received the Goodreads Favourite Book of 2011 and she is the 2012 Goodreads winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her latest novel is Carve the Mark.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 19th August 2013