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Pretentious Word of the Week: Proppant

This week’s pretentious word is proppant: Proppant: noun. Sand or similar particulate material suspended in water or other fluid and used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to keep fissures open. In the Battlestar Galactica universe, proppants should not be used while fracking. See if … Continue reading

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Writing: Character Reactions Can Make Or Break Suspension of Disbelief

Character reactions to and use of your make-believe elements can make or break your reader’s suspension of disbelief. I’m a huge Yankees fan. During baseball season—especially the final few weeks and the playoffs—I do whatever it takes to keep track … Continue reading

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