Five Great Quotations about Revising

“Writing is like digging yourself out of a pile of crap but then the pile covers you again and you have to write your way out of it again.” – Charles Bukowski

“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.” –Michael Lee

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow

“Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on.” – John Steinbeck

“I suppress in my prose any language which calls attention to itself.” – Jerzy Kosinski


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.