We received the following communication on the Nature of Time from the writer Francesca Forrest. We don’t know when she wrote it, but the typeface suggests sometime in the 18th century. That’s only a guess. Besides, she’s a contemporary writer of fantasy and science fiction.
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We think you'll find something interesting here. There's lots to choose from. These posts just go on and on, backward through time.
Know what the word of the year is for 2016? Did you know that Oxford Dictionaries actually chooses a word of the year? Really? Scroll down a piece and you'll get the scoop on the Word of the Year.
Plenty of opinions here on Critical Pages, plus a lot of facts, but no alternative facts. Please don't misunderstand, we do like alternative facts -- after all, we're all writers here -- but we prefer the word fiction. It's shorter and everyone understands what we mean when say we're writing fiction.
We also think that quotes should indicate that the word or words inside the quote marks are quoted words, not that they mean something other than what they're defined as. For example, if we say "Massachusetts" with those quote marks around it, it means we're quoting somebody who said the word Massachusetts. We can't extend the word Massachusetts to mean all sorts of other states simply by using quote marks.