5 Pieces of Advice to Aspiring Authors

“Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell.” – Phyllis Dorothy James

“Write what you like. No, no, I take that back. Write what you love. Really love.” – Boz Donovan

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – Andre Gide

“You have the itch for writing born in you. It’s quite incurable. What are you going to do with it?” – L.M. Montgomery

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything good.” – William Faulkner


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.