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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.

Writers’ Wisdom

“Don’t be paralyzed by the idea that you’re writing a book. Just write.” Isabel Allende NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

Having downloaded her “Go Set a Watchman” last night for my long bus trip home to Pa. tonight, I thought it would be fitting to have a Harper Lee quote today. I read “Watchman” predecessor “To Kill a Mockingbird” a few … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

In honor of having my face melted at my first official Foo Fighters show tonight at Citi Field in Queens, I present to you a quote from the amazingly talented and reverential-to-the-music-that-came-before bad-ass man I truly believe will be the last … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.”  Charles Peguy NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page.” Annie Proulx NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.” Catherine Drinker Bowen NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” T. S. Eliot (Personally, I consider myself both editor and writer — the latter of which I only do publicly only on very special occasions — and maybe slightly successful at that, haha) … Continue reading

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