Author Archives: nikkimmascali

About nikkimmascali

I am a New York-based editor/writer who has ink for blood. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic. Read it, won't you?

Writers’ Wisdom

“Writers see the world differently. Every voice we hear, every face we see, every  hand we touch could become story fabric.” Buffy Andrews NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“The process of writing can be magical — there times when you step out of an upper-floor window and you just walk across thin air, and it’s absolute and utter happiness. Mostly, it’s a process of putting one word after … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come.” Gertrude Stein NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Writing is a little door. Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through.” Susan Sontag  NMM  

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Use the creative process — singing, writing, art, dance, whatever — to get to know yourself better.” Catie Curtis NMM

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Bookworm: “The Diary of Anais Nin Vol. 1″

On a whim, I started my first journal in the summer of 1994. I was 17, and Nikki at 17 was, I like to think, nothing short of incandescent that summer between my junior and senior year of high school. … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, here’s a quote from my dad’s favorite writer, who happened to die on my birthday, June 10, 1988. I never read a one of his books, but I sure was told the synopsis … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“All of life is editing.” André Leon Talley NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne NMM

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