Five Great Quotations about the Power of Writing

“A word is dead/When it is said,/Some say./I say it just begins/to live that day.” – Emily Dickinson

“We need stories to live, all of us. We live by story. Yours enlarges the circle.” – Richard Rhodes

“What I don’t write is as important as what I write.” – Jamaica Kincaid

“The true artist…gets his sense of worth and honor from his conviction that art is powerful.” – John Gardner

“Language is the mother, not the handmaiden, of thought; words will tell you things you never thought or felt before.” – W.H. Auden


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.