Five Great Quotes: Advice to Aspiring Authors

“Don’t be a writer. Be writing. – William Faulkner

“You can fix anything but a blank page.” – Nora Roberts

“That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one. We don’t have a group apprenticeship.” – Anne Rice

“If you wish to be a writer, write.” – Epictetus

“Write the kind of story you would like to read.” – Meg Cabot


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.