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How To Solve Writer’s Block

Every writer has got to deal with it at a certain point: writer’s block.
Although I haven’t found a definite cure for it, I did find a few methods which might help you get a better overview of your story or look at your story from a different angle.

Most of these methods helped me to understand my protagonist and the story line better, making it easier to come up with new dialogues between my characters and creating a deeper sense of what my story is about.

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2016: a 1984 parody

War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength

People who know their classics must have already recognised this infamous quote, out of George Orwell’s 1984.

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The dystopian novel depicts life as Orwell thought it would (or could) be in the 84’s. Given that he wrote this book in 1949 and he had no clue whatsoever how western society would develop throughout the ages, you could dismiss this book as an interesting, but unreliable account, highly influenced by the reign of terror which marked not only Orwell’s life, but the whole nineteenth century. And of course, you could say that nazism and communism are no longer present in western countries like ours and that, therefore, the book is of no use for modern days.

So why would I start this new blog with an old book quote like that?

Apart from the fact that I absolutely loved reading 1984 (as you might have already read in my previous posts), I actually do think we can learn something of it.
What fascinated me the most about 1984 is the fact that Orwell managed to create a novel that was so far ahead of its time. The issues he described in his book are still of great significance now. Not really convinced? I’ll show you.

How? By making a 1984 parody, titled – how could it be otherwise – “2016”.

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