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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

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” Beatrix Potter NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“It’s a feeling of happiness that knocks me clean out of adjectives. I think sometimes that the best reason for writing novels is to experience those four and a half hours after you write the final word.” Zadie Smith  NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“I just think that fiction that isn’t exploring what it means to be human today isn’t art.” David Foster Wallace  NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” Henry Green NMM

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Writers’ Wisdom

“You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over you shoulder, you’ll never write.” Nikki Giovanni NMM

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Bookworm: “The Girl on the Train”

Talk about a reading one-two punch. When I finished Emily St. John Mandel’s fantastic “Station Eleven,” I thought to myself, “Welp, that’ll be the best book I read in 2015.” But alas, I was wrong, wrong, wrong — because Paula Hawkins’ … Continue reading

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