“At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance – that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is to be – curiosity- to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does, and if you have that, then I don’t think the talent makes much difference, whether you’ve got it or not.” – William Faulkner
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – Ernest Hemingway
“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“…a writer is the worst judge of his own work.” – Ilsa J. Bick
“Not everybody thought they could be a dentist or an automobile mechanic but everybody knew they could be a writer.” – Charles Bukowski
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.