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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

“The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.” James Thurber NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Editing is the same as quarreling with writers — same thing exactly.” Harold Ross NMM  

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Writers’ Wisdom

Yes. Yes. YES.   “Although I don’t feel that it’s at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of individuality, I know that I’m going to have to spend the rest of my life expressing it … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Writing is hard for every one of us, straight white men included. Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.” … Continue reading

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I heard it on …

Originally posted on Nikki & New York:
Last Christmas, my mother gave me an incredible journal. It was a slim book, one she bought from The New York Times Store, with a fantastic photograph of a still-under construction Empire State Building,…

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” Ann Patchett NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

I know I already used a quote from Nietzche, but I just read this lovely article on Brain Pickings yesterday, and this passage just struck me. “The richness of life reveals itself through a richness of gestures. One must learn to … Continue reading

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