Five Great Quotations about Story Ideas

“‘I make them up,’ I tell them. ‘Out of my head.’” – Neil Gaiman

“Ideas aren’t magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down.” – Lynn Abbey

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.” – Charles Bukowski

“There are only two things to write about: life and death.” – Edward Albee


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.