Writer’s Merfolology

Knyshev’s postulate.

Any educated person who knows how to read and write, in the end must decide for himself: so what do you do-read or write?

The law of congruence.

There is no such an empty writer who could not find a reader for himself.

Hypothesis of Ilf.

If the reader does not know the writer, then the writer, not the reader, is to blame for this.

The paradox of Soldatkin’s readability.

There are brilliant but not readable writers. Brilliant but not readable journalists do not exist.

Addition of Shulaeva.

Everyone who works in journalism, at least once in his life, should ask himself why he is doing it.

The Law of Seeger.

Everything in brackets can be ignored.

Law of Jones publications.

When typing a book, it always creeps in a few errors that no one will notice.

Consequence of the Flea.

Having opened an alarm instance on an arbitrary page, the author immediately stumbles upon the grossest mistake.

Addition of Shulaeva.

The grossest errors are typed in the largest size.

Fuller’s journalism laws.

The further from you there is a disaster or an accident, the more you need the dead and the wounded to get a newspaper report.

Laws of truthfulness in the reportage.

The closer you are to the facts described in the press, the more obvious are the errors in submitting this material.
The further you are from these facts, the more inclined to believe the message.

The law of writing.

It is worthwhile to seal the letter, as fresh thoughts come to mind.

The Law of Kithman.

Pure nonsense tends to dislodge from the TV screen nonsense ordinary.

Law of Atwood.

“Read” only those books that you especially value.

Johnson’s Law.

The journal number you lost contains exactly that article, story, or excerpt of a novel that you urgently want to read.


All your friends of this number either did not have it, either it was lost or discarded.

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