Writing Inspiration: Imagineer your story

The Walt Disney Company utilizes “imagineers” to create experiences for park-goers. These experiences are built on fantasy and illusion with just the right amount of real-life to be believable. This is not so different from writing a novel, which must offer readers a verisimilitude of reality, also known as the “fictional dream.” Read over a recent passage you wrote. Does it feel “real”? Why or why not? Rewrite the piece so that it avoids those flaws that made it feel “impossible.”


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.