Steve Shahbazian

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Steve Shahbazian has won no awards, no competitions and isn't critically acclaimed. Some of his best friends have gone so far as to describe his work as “okay in places” and his books have been in huge demand, mostly due to the large number of wonky tables needing propping up...

Okay, okay, I wrote that. I'm sure you're all sick of writers bigging up their work, telling you how many awards they won and blah, blah, blah... seriously, how many bestsellers are there out there!?! For me, all that matters is writing original stories that you, dear reader, enjoy. For me, the reader is everything.

If you like a mixture of literary fiction, science fiction and political dystopian fiction with the occasional dark and disturbing twist, check out my wri
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Steve Shahbazian There’s no one right way to deal with writer’s block. Sometimes there is a problem with the writing, which needs to be teased out; other times it’s a …moreThere’s no one right way to deal with writer’s block. Sometimes there is a problem with the writing, which needs to be teased out; other times it’s a mental block, which is much harder to deal with. Sometimes, it’s best to leave a work and come back to it when feeling fresh. Sometimes, it is good to give it to a friend to read or take it to a writing group for an external perspective. Sometimes, there is nothing to do but wait for the muse to return. Then, it's a case of being patient.(less)
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“If we ask the state to guarantee our freedoms and ensure that justice is done, who guarantees that it does so?”
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“Life is rarely a choice between good and bad, but bad and worse.”
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“The media’s so central to our lives that we believe what we see onscreen is real. In fact, it’s more real than reality: emotions are heightened, drama sharpened, issues simplified.”
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“It doesn’t matter whether it’s true, only that it’s believable.”
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“An unquestioned assertion is as good as a truth.”
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“He looked back as they shepherded the children indoors, thinking of the cities with their walls, gatehouses, razor wire, shutters, barriers, alarms, security cameras and bulletproof screens; it was the architecture of siege, not harmony. Division was engraved in the landscape and fear expressed in physical form.”
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“By thinking in the prescribed language, we conform without realising.”
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“If you load oppositional words with negative connotations, then critical thought is stifled. If you load supportive words with positive connotations, then people can’t avoid thinking in the prescribed way.”
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“People want the Government to do their thinking for them. They happily regurgitate their catchphrases and slogans, thinking they’ve come up with the ideas themselves. It’s a well-known phenomenon: it’s called passive cognition.”
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“The media’s so central to our lives that we believe what we see onscreen is real. In fact, it’s more real than reality: emotions are heightened, drama sharpened, issues simplified.”
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