5 Great Quotations about ‘Why write?’

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” – Joan Didion

“Writers write while dreamers procrastinate.” – Besa Kosova

“If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.” – Kingsley Amis

“Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.” – Jules Renard

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” – Albert Camus


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.