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

“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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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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