Five great humorous quotes about writing

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” – Red Smith, sportswriter

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” – Elmore Leonard, novelist and screenwriter

“The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer, author

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it, and the writing will be just as it should be.” – Mark Twain

“A writer’s mind seems to be situated partly in the solar plexus and partly in the head.” – Ethel Wilson, fiction author


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.