Five Great Quotations about What is a Writer

“The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac.” – John Lanchester

“Authors were shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations.” – Agatha Christie

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

“By his very profession, a serious fiction writer is a vendor of the sensuous particulars of life, a perceiver and handler of things. His most valuable tools are his sense and his memory; what happens in his mind is primarily pictures.” – Wallace Stegner

“A writer can’t not write. If a writer can’t write, a writer will bite.” – Ksenia Anske


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.