5 Great Quotations about Revising

“A simple act of putting on clothes is almost impossible for me to describe without many false starts.” – Eudora Welty

“First, cut out all the wisdom, then cut out all the adjectives.” – Somerset Maugham

“One tends to write beyond what’s needed.” – James Schuyler

“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” – Stephen King

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” – Robert Cormier


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.