5 Great Quotations about ‘Why Write?’

“A writer is someone who has taught their mind to misbehave.” – Oscar Wilde

“Why write? To write. To make something.” – Claude Simon

“When I am writing I am doing the thing I was meant to do.” – Anne Sexton

“Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.” – Terry Pratchett

“Writing is a suspension of life in order to re-create life.” – John McPhee


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.