Five Great Quotations about Craft of Writing

“Resist the temptation to try to use dazzling style to conceal weakness of substance.” – Stanley Schmidt

“Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – and delete it before sending your manuscript to the press.” – Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

“No tale tells all.” – Alexei Panshin

“A story isn’t about a moment in time, a story is about the moment in time.” – W. D. Wetherell

“Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that’s the whole art and joy of words.” ― C.S. Lewis


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.