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Dear Diary: what is Mallows Miscellany ?

Satanico
Satanico. Artwork by Eiza Gonzalez & Robert Rodriguez. Photography by Nicolette Mallow.

Thank you for visiting my digital diary Mallows Miscellany! Some might call this a blog, but I see it like a storytelling outlet, little anecdotes I want to share. Sometimes I tell the full story, sometimes I withhold information for the sake of privacy, it depends on my mood. Written by me—Nicolette Mallow—this blog entails imaginative and evocative anecdotes about life as an artist. “L’art Pour L’art.” Miscellaneous memories and stories I cannot put into my business writing or freelance career. Modeling photos that aren’t appropriate for my business website. Writings that really aren’t ideal for Facebook or Instagram. Memoirs that don’t exactly hold a place in my novellas either. For years, I’ve been working on a few books that I’ve yet to get published. However, I do hold 110+ publications in the United States and Europe, despite the fact I’m dyslexic.

Initially, these memoirs were posted elsewhere on Blogger. I decided to transport the domain and give my blog a rebranding: the same name, new URL, new platform, and unique content. Before I begin launching new material on Mallows Miscellany—I felt compelled to share a few beloved stories from the past that were appreciated by readers around the world: Cleopatra, MLB, and Texas, Hunter S. Thompson, The Blue Water Lily, and so on. (I will post an entry when the stories become new in the near future.) Back on my old web page removed from the public eye—I loved seeing all the flags and stats pop up. It was so cool to see that my stories touched others worldwide.

Due to my dyslexia, my grammar is often torn to pieces and judged unfairly over the years. It’s frustrating because, for years, I doubted that I could ever be a writer, let alone get internationally published and win awards for it. Even now, I find myself hiding it from employers because while they say I won’t be disqualified because I have a learning disorder. People lie. And my dyslexia could cost me.

But, I think it’s super cool that despite any challenges, I can still make a writing career and have been at it for almost 15 years now… Come to find out, writing is what I am best at as an artista, not performing arts. Even if I was on stage from pre-K until adulthood: singing, dancing and acting. As a writer, I have a distinct voice. My words radiate heart and soul in each story. So, I will keep following my heart to fulfill my spirit until the day writing no longer serves me, which is unlikely. Dyslexia can take several seats because a silly disorder won’t stop me from shining. And the right companies will see my awards, achievements, publications, portfolio, and resume and let my accomplishments and work ethic speak for itself—and not focus on the fact I am dyslexic and more colorful in grammar than the average writer.

For over ten years, I’d been compiling my posts, and at the time, Mallows Miscellany became an outlet for me, like a diary or a time capsule. As time passed, I decided that many of those blogs were more suited for a novella, not the internet, and I needed to rethink the goal and the focus. I also decided some stories were best left in the past. For almost a year, I took down that old webpage on Blogger. The last few months, I felt a calling to write a new diary, recreate Mallows Miscellany… I am glad to make that desire a reality finally. My web design skills are amateur compared to the pros, so until I hire someone to relaunch all my websites and make them look snazzy and sleek—my business and artistic websites—I will do what I can with my own knowledge. And keep it simple in design. Furthermore, I need to find a new A&E publisher and get back at that, too… But I am glad I took a break from publishing as it can burn one’s candles right out.

Grazie mille per il tuo tempo! (Thank you for your time.)

Happy reading to you all!

To view my business website and view more information about my career, please visit NicoletteMallow.com.

Published by Nicolette Mallow

‡ Nicolette Mallow is an Artist: writer, dancer, vocalist, thespian, model, and (amateur) photographer. Writing is Mallow’s strongest artistic skill. Internationally published in the United States and Europe, Nicolette has obtained 110+ publications thus far. Mallow has interviewed an extensive list of talent and collaborated with companies and PR teams from Texas Monthly, National Geographic, Prevention Magazine, HBO Films, The Hollywood Reporter, SXSW, The David Lynch Foundation, Cine Las Americas, The University of Texas at Austin and more. Presently her portfolio entails 12 national awards or scholarships, including both individual and group projects. Working with Press and Publicity teams from companies like Sunshine Sachs, Fons PR, Frank PR, and CW3PR — Mallow can liaise with publicists, entrepreneurs, and their brands. Since 2005, for 17 years, Nicolette Mallow has covered numerous press, corporate and red carpet events as a (dyslexic) writer. Mallow has interviewed talent far beyond her years, including Jimmy Chin, Greta Gerwig, Bob Roth, Dr. Travis Stork, Joan Lunden, Larysa DiDio, Lauren Handel Zander, James White, Jay Roach, Naomi Whittel and Roc Chen. Once, she was a public speaker for a national business conference. Her career is diverse and transcends a vast array of industries, but the focus is always on the arts. Nicolette Mallow does enjoy all forms of writing, but her favorite writing genres to create entail editorial, arts & entertainment, literary journalism, travel, magical realism, nonfiction, technical and promotional publicity. Over time Nicolette has attained Press Credentials to events like Texas Film Awards (hosted by Austin Film Society), The Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin Film Festival, Euphoria Music Festival, and The Blanton Museum of Art. She also wrote for Savannah Magazine, a radio station operated by EMMIS Communications, District newspaper, and the Thinkery (formerly Austin Children’s Museum). In her spare time, Nicolette creates a magical realism novel and turns her nonfiction memoirs into short story novellas. Obtaining two degrees from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), she has a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration (a graduate degree now recognized as Creative Business Leadership) and a B.F.A. in Writing. Born and raised in Texas and NYC—Nicolette Mallow is also a world traveler that lives for art and loves to learn. “L’art Pour L’art.”

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