Five Great Quotations about What is a Writer

“As certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery.” – Nelson Algren

“Men and women who are lonely create. Those who are gregarious rarely do… Any poet would rather bed with a girl than write a poem about her. All art is the result of frustration.” – Burton Rascoe

“We are writers – slightly neurotic and probably addicted to coffee, late nights, sunsets, laughter, tears, and heartache. Creativity is our drug.” – Steven James

“The job of the artist is to always deepen the mystery.” – Francis Bacon

“The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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.