Five Great Quotations about Stories

“A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.” – Diane Setterfield

“…great writers are indecent people. They live unfairly, saving the best part for paper.” – Charles Bukowski

“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.” – Haruki Murakami

“The last paragraph in which you tell what the story is about is almost always best left out.” – Irwin Shaw

“Some stories are true that never happened.” – Elie Wiesel


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.