Writers’ Wisdom

This is, by far, my favorite quote about writing.

The first time I read it years ago, it stopped me in my tracks. Such a simple request, so hard to actually do. Chekhov’s words haunted me; so much that I wrote them on a sticky and put it up on the wall above my desk in my old apartment to be inspired by every day. And even though it’s no longer hanging up where I could see it daily, it’s a quote that is embedded into my very core.

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining;
show me the glint of light on broken glass.” 

Anton Chekov 

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


NMM

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About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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