Five Great Quotations about Good Writing

“For surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” – Jane Austen

“It’s not about the size of your book, it’s about the substance in it!” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“The real dramatic force of a story depends on the strength of the emotion that has set it going.” – Eudora Welty

“The writing I tend to think of as ‘good’ is good because it’s mysterious.” – Aimee Bender


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.