Five Great Quotations about Fiction

“It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” – Tim O’Brien

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Humanity lives in its fiction.” – Blaise Cendrars

“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” – Albert Camus

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” – Jessamyn West


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.