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.

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individualism vs collectivism

In the individualist societies the goal is to create the best version of yourself; work on yourself, educate yourself, be the best in your field of work… The rules are simple: you can do whatever you want as long as it doesn’t harm anyone. Individuals who rise to the top often invest their time and effort to helping others climb one step higher. Therefore, the advancement of each individual adds to the advancement of the

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13 Simple Rules Which Can make Your Everyday Life Easier

Rules are efficient only if they are easy to remember, there aren’t many of them, and when they cover the important aspects of life. For that purpose, I’ve created the rules which will help my work, mental and physical health, and my relationships with others. As the time goes by, I will inevitably have to change and adopt some of these rules, but since I have been following the majority of these rules for quite

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Where do Writing Ideas and Inspiration Come From?

One of the reasons writers write and talk about writing is because they don’t know what is the source of their ideas and they would like to find it by talking about it. For the same reason, nobody can teach you to write. Those who study writing are able to dissect stories with a precision of a surgeon, to shred it into the tiniest bits, to understand the shape of a successful story and that

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The Task of a Storyteller

Human beings are capable to process consciously only a fraction of information which they are receiving each moment and they are mostly relying on their five senses. Subconscious mind mostly process information which we can’t rationalize and it’s constantly trying to feed us with them; hence dreams and intuition. Dreams are the stories which our subconscious sends us and through which it tries to tells us something. Dreams are often unclear and unreal, but they

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Peter in Bosnia

Being a storyteller, I really appreciate when someone can tell a story in a good manner. Peter is one of the few vloggers I follow, purely because of his humor, filmmaking and storytelling skills. This time, Peter went to Bosnia. This is his season finale of the Worst Reviewed Restaurants in the Eastern Europe. P.S. Don’t forget to apply for a Scribd subscription giveaway. We are running out of time.

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The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

It’s that thing when you sit down and wonder: “Why bother?  Day to day I’m engaged in the same things, the same emotions, nothing new and important is happening in my life. I’m worthless dog!” Some are engaged in these activities more and some less. Some feel good about themselves, and there is nothing wrong with it. But, those who ask these kinds of questions a lot have a huge need to express their feelings

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The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

It’s that thing when you sit down and wonder: “Why bother?  Day to day I’m engaged in the same things, the same emotions, nothing new and important is happening in my life. I’m worthless dog!” Some are engaged in these activities more and some less. Some feel good about themselves, and there is nothing wrong with it. But, those who ask these kinds of questions a lot have a huge need to express their feelings

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Being Your Own Boss

When you’re being an independent creator, you’re your own boss. It means that you’re the boss but you’re are also the employee. Most often, you are a very bad boss who is expecting too much from the employee who terrorizes her to work overtime, who doesn’t pay her enough and doesn’t have anything nice to say about her. On the other hand, you are very bad employee who is procrastinating, hates her boss, always late,

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Being Your Own Boss

When you’re being an independent creator, you’re your own boss. It means that you’re the boss but you’re are also the employee. Most often, you are a very bad boss who is expecting too much from the employee who terrorizes her to work overtime, who doesn’t pay her enough and doesn’t have anything nice to say about her. On the other hand, you are very bad employee who is procrastinating, hates her boss, always late,

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