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Intern Adventures: Amsterdam Avenue

Our Mission: Hand out postcards and brochures to
lil’ cafés, mom + pop shops, and bookstores.
Our Captain: Cara Dempsey

Oh Captain, my captain. 

And it was pretty awesome.

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My Birthday Present Two Months Later

I got to ‘have’ my birthday present today, so exciting. It was a one-day intensive writing workshop at Gotham Writers Workshop in NYC. The subject was the personal essay. 180 more words


It’s not the destination — it’s the journey.

We’ve all heard it before: It’s not the destination — it’s the journey. Some journeys are literal: road trips and hikes, study abroad and backpacking a continent. 344 more words

Writing is hard: A memoir

The truth is, writing is this: hard and boring and occasionally great but usually not.

– Amy Poehler, “Yes Please”

Ten weeks ago, I went back to school.

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Good morning from a muggy NYC!

High-five to my first blog post!

I’m Nikki. I’m a twenty-two year old, surviving off of iced coffees and 8tracks playlists. I walk incredibly fast and “swim” through crowds. 849 more words


Cara and the First Day Curse (AKA the title of the children's book about my sad, sad life)

by Cara Dempsey I’ve never had much luck on the first day of a new job. I’ve dropped pizzas, spilled coffees, burnt and bruised myself, gotten lost, gotten viciously pranked by a sixth grader, and (only once) accidently wore a new shirt inside out for almost the entire workday. 395 more words

On Quoting Well and Quoting Right

QUOTING is an art. You’re not simply calling upon the inverted commas, encasing a quote within, and saying, “Here you go!” Consider the little intricacies: how to introduce your quote, how much to quote, or how to break up a long quotation and interpose it with an attributive verb. 1,032 more words

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