5 Great Quotations about Writing Style

“Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great or original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Style has always been in my mind the author’s Self, the creative expression of that Self.” – Whit Burnett

“The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.” – Jonathan Swift

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.” – Mark Twain


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.