5 Great Quotations about Revising

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

“Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.” – Stephen King

“With writing, we have second chances.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“A good book isn’t written, it’s rewritten.” – Phyllis A. Whitney

“You let the story cool off and then, instead of rewriting it, you relive it.” – Ray Bradbury


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.