5 Great Quotations about Story Ideas

“We write by the light of every story we have ever read.” – Richard Peck

“Write to your fear.” – Dorothy Allison

“Your job isn’t to find (new) ideas but to recognize them when they show up.” – Stephen King

“Tell the story that’s been growing in your heart, the characters you can’t keep out of your head.” – Jennifer Weiner

“Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.” – Sylvia Plath


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.