Eight Writing Tips From Roald Dahl

“A writer is someone who says ‘this is not good enough’ repeatedly. A good writer is someone who thinks that and rewrites instead of giving up.”

In the process of writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and selling 250 million books, Roald Dahl figured a thing or two out about writing.

Sabana Grande shares eight writing tips from Roald Dahl including to not stare at a blank wall, choose who you’re writing for, and recognize perfection is a writer’s best friend and enemy.

Related: Stephen King on childhood.