“If you would not be forgotten, /as soon as you are dead and rotten,/either write things worth reading,/or do things worth the writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Like everyone else, I am going to die. But the words – the words live on for as long as there are readers to see them, audiences to hear them. It is immortality by proxy. It is not really a bad deal, all things considered.” – J. Michael Straczynski
“The writer is important only by dint of the territory he colonizes.” – Van Wyck Brooks
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” – Rudyard Kipling
“As writers we intend to make a difference, to alter people’s lives for the greater good. . .this is why we write, to have an impact on society, to put a personal stamp on history…Art and literature are the legacies we leave to succeeding generations. We’ll be forgotten, but our books and essays, our stories and poems can survive us…” – Lee Gutkind
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.