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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

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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Writers’ Wisdom

I’m still enveloped and affected by the world of Anais Nin since I finished the second volume of her diary yesterday. While parts of it didn’t resonate as much, most of it was sheer beauty, brilliance and bountifully eyeopening for me in regard to my … Continue reading

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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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