Quick Tip: Don’t copy favorite characters, settings

Who are your favorite characters and what are you favorite settings from books you’ve read? In what way are the characters and settings in your stories similar to them? For example, if you write science fiction, is your main character like Captain James T. Kirk and the interstellar community like the United Federation of Planets?


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.