“The more intently you seek out story ideas, the likelier you will find them and know what to do with the ideas that you encounter – that is the most important lesson to learn about getting ideas for stories.” – Fred White
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison
“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” – Willa Cather
“I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever read.” – Philip Pullman
“One writes such a story not out of the leaves of trees still to be observed, nor by means of botany and soil-science; but it grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mold of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long ago been forgotten, descending into the deeps. No doubt there is much personal selection, as with a gardener: what one throws on one’s personal compost-heap; and my mold is evidently made largely of linguistic matter.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
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.