14. Made Up Words To Escape Critique
Now, the business of writing prophecies is quite a tricky one, for many reasons! If you write very specific details about time, date, year, and the nature of the prophecy, it’s possible that those predictions may be too specific to work, and may fail – readers might be able to cross-check as well.
So, how did Nostradamus make so many successful prophecies – by doing something very, very clever. He kept his predictions extremely vague and open-ended, not mentioning too many specific details. This allowed the readers to interpret them the way they liked, which is what made him so successful!
In fact, he even made up his own words by combining different languages and also creating his own syntax.