“I’ve heard so many people saying, ‘I want to be the next Wilbur Smith or the next Dan Brown.’ Well, I don’t! I want to be the first Brenden Gerard O’Brien.” – Brenden Gerard O’Brien
“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.” – Mary Shelley
“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that—but you are the only you.” – Neil Gaiman
“Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.” – Ann Handley
“Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature — at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it comes— is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune.” – Lewis Carroll
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.