Five Great Quotations about Why We Write

“Writing it seemed to have higher quality than not writing it, that was all.” – Robert M. Pirsig

“We write to rekindle the inner spirit.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.” – Kelly Marcel & Sue Smith

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.” – Roald Dahl

“Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.” – Tennessee Williams


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.