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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

“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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Story Snippet No. 23

It’s been a long time since I posted one of these little nuggets, just as it’s been a long time since I actually did an interview for a story I was writing. While I’ve written several stories for TheBlot Magazine, … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“People say, ‘What advice do you have for people who want to be writers?’ I say, they don’t really need advice, they know they want to be writers, and they’re gonna do it. Those people who know that they really … Continue reading

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Bookworm: “Outlander”

I’m a sucker for any type of historical book, and if there’s one that includes someone somehow traveling from modern times back in time, well, you just show me where to sign. I started hearing a lot about Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” … Continue reading

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