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Tag Archive: Mr. Devil’s Advocate

The Strange Case of Dr. Heliogabalus

How monsters are made.

A Guide to Pronunciation Symbols

You’re in for a real treat today.

The Blog Turns 100 Today

We owe our longevity to pork rinds and caramel.

Ode to Mr. Devil’s Advocate

As a writer, it is often easy to overlook the fundamental principles of… Mr. Devil’s Advocate: “Ugh.” The fundamental principles of… Mr. DA: “Uuuugh.” Because a writer is basically a… Mr. DA: “UUUuuugh.” Something eating you, Mr. Devil’s Advocate? Mr. DA:…
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Do Not Take Your Six-Year-Old to See a PG-13 Movie

I went to see Marvel’s Doctor Strange this weekend. I have been severely looking forward to this movie, ever since I saw The Avengers and realized that more Marvel superhero movies were bound to get greenlighted. For reference, Dr. Strange is my second favorite…
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The Writer is King

Decision by democratic majority vote is a fine form of government, but it’s a stinking way to create. LILLIAN HELLMAN This post is going to be a long one. Just thought I’d let you know in advance. There is much…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Love

A lot easier than it looks.


John Grisham was a trial lawyer. Ernest Hemingway was an ambulance driver in World War I. Theodore Seuss Giesel stole Christmas eight years in a row. These are great authors, and all were blessed with the gift of experience. It is…
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Monetizing a Blog

Becoming a writer means putting up with a lot of things. Most of those things are necessary if you want to keep being a writer. Your revenue stream is your life blood, so you’ll have to… *SLAM* Mr. Devil’s Advocate: “Sorry I’m…
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