Five Great Quotations about Readers

“If a story is not about the hearer, he will not listen. And here I make a rule – a great and interesting story is about everyone or it will not last.” – John Steinbeck

“…no reader ever asks a question. A writer must force his favors upon his readers.” – Jan Neruda

“The paper is patient, but the reader is not.” – Joseph Joubert

“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” – Samuel Johnson

“Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.” – Steven Spielberg


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.