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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

“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” Ayn Rand NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Writing a story is like crossing a stream, now I’m on this rock, now I’m on this rock.” Ann Beattie NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

I love this quote, like, a lot. It just is so true for me, too. Writing, for me, is cathartic and exploratory, and I find that I pepper my personal stories with little bits of my personality, parts I only let a … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“When I finish writing each day, to give myself a boost, I stop in the middle of a sentence. I heard Hemingway did that. When you sit down the next day, you begin immediately able to produce something, without that terrible … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.” Roald Dahl NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
” E.L. Doctorow NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” Robert Frost  NMM

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