5 Great Quotations for Aspiring Authors

“Write first, drink later. To write you must be warm, fed, loved and sober.” – Patrick McGrath

“The less conscious one is of being ‘a writer,’ the better the writing.” – Pico Iyer

“Read great paragraphs until their rhythms get stuck in your head.” – Lily Rothman

“Start writing, no matter what. The water doesn’t flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour

“The secret: Do good work and share it with people.” – Austin Kleon


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.