Mistakes

There are places where mistakes are not allowed; the surgeon should not operate on the wrong organ; a pilot should not make mistakes while landing… But a surgeon who learns to operate on a model or in an autopsy room can make a mistake, just as a pilot flying a simulator may make a mistake … When our mistakes leave no great consequences and especially when learning, it’s completely normal and expected to make mistakes.

Read more »

Fire and Oxygen

As Chuck Wendig says in his book, Damn Fine Story, a good story consists of fire and oxygen. The fire is exciting and maintains the reader’s tension while oxygen provides the necessary rest.  The role of oxygen is not only to give time to breath, it is there to allow the next fire. Stephen King is a master of this technique and one of the good examples is found in the book Bones of Bones.

Read more »

A Single Book

Professor of Literature at the Faculty of Education in Sombor, prof. Dr. Tihomir Petrovic, often said in his lectures that a man who read one book was much more dangerous than one who didn’t read anything at all. A man who has read one book dogmatically adheres to its contents. These are often recognized as religious fanatics and members of other ideologies who divide people into those whose opinions coincide with their book and those

Read more »

A Single Book

Professor of Literature at the Faculty of Education in Sombor, prof. Dr. Tihomir Petrovic, often said in his lectures that a man who read one book was much more dangerous than one who didn’t read anything at all. A man who has read one book dogmatically adheres to its contents. These are often recognized as religious fanatics and members of other ideologies who divide people into those whose opinions coincide with their book and those

Read more »

Pearls Before Swine

… means giving something of value to someone who won’t appreciate it. You may know the solution to someone’s problem, you may have good advice, you may have gone through something similar to what someone is currently going through, and you have an extremely simple trick for them that will make their problems disappear, but when you offer them your opinion, they dismiss it without thinking and that drives you crazy.  Often people do not

Read more »

Trust

Frauds often gather at the bus stations and popular tourist attractions because that is the place where people whose trust they didn’t have chance to lose still exist. The internet is another place for frauds. There are many email addresses on which they still haven’t got the chance to send their SPAM. Thanks to frauds, it’s very difficult to gain trust from the people who you met on the internet.

Read more »

Bullshit Detector

Hemingway once said: “The essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, bullshit detector.” I understood it as a writer’s ability to extract a good idea from a multitude of bad ones, but it can also be understood as a writer’s ability to cut all sufficiencies from his writing, or to recognize the truth from lies. Either way, a good bullshit detector is something every writer should have, but it seems to me

Read more »

To Blog or not to Blog

The only thing more stupid than writing about writing is writing a blog about writing a blog, but sometimes I have to do that too. I have been writing this blog for over a year now, i started it in English, and since recently I have been writing in both English and Serbian at the same time. There are nearly 250 articles on the English version of the blog, while there are just over 100

Read more »

The Last PUsh

Those who go to gym know that the last three reps, those in which you spend the last atom of your power, are the most important. It’s that time when you push, and your arms are trembling, each muscle fiber aches, but you push once, and once more and finally once more, and at the end you throw your dumbbells or somebody takes the barbell from your chest because you can’t move it anymore. It

Read more »

Qualification

One of the advantages of the internet is that enables as to make contact with experts in any field. The contact doesn’t necessarily need to be direct; we don’t have to send emails or direct messages. There are many experts who devote a large portion of their time for public education; often through books, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Instagram and other media.  To pay respect to people I follow and learn from, I will name some

Read more »