5 Great Quotations for Aspiring Authors

“Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work hard at writing.” – Donald Hall

“By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught.” – Walt Whitman

“But the ultimate lesson is just sit down and write. That’s all.” – Wole Soyinka

“Beware of advice — even this.” – Carl Sandburg

“If you wish to be a writer, write.” – Epictetus


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.