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* CriticalResearchFailure: In the first letter, it's mentioned that a researcher in London saw "a No. 73 bus going past" as he exited the British Museum. Sure enough, several London readers wrote in to point out that the 73 bus would not be visible from the museum.


* CriticalResearchFailure: In the first letter, it's mentioned that a researcher in London saw "a no. 73 bus going past" the British Museum. Sure enough, several London readers wrote in to point out that bus route 73 doesn't go anywhere near the British Museum.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: In the first letter, it's mentioned that a researcher in London saw "a no. No. 73 bus going past" as he exited the British Museum. Sure enough, several London readers wrote in to point out that the 73 bus route 73 doesn't go anywhere near would not be visible from the British Museum.museum.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: In the first letter, it's mentioned that a researcher in London saw "a no. 73 bus going past" the British Museum. Sure enough, several London readers wrote in to point out that bus route 73 doesn't go anywhere near the British Museum.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the [[https://dc.swosu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2947&context=mythlore#toolbar=0&navpanes=0&scrollbar=1 original draft]] of the introduction, the letters were retrieved and translated from Old Solar by Ransom, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy''.


* CreatorBacklash: A relatively mild example. Lewis said in the foreword of later editions that while ''Screwtape'' was one of the easiest things he ever wrote, it was also the least enjoyable. As he put it, it caused a kind of moral cramp, forcing himself into a demonic mindset. He also resented it for not being something he felt he wasn't skilled enough to write - Screwtape's advice balanced by angelic advice from Heaven. And he was rather annoyed that his later more serious books were marketed as "By the author of ''The Screwtape Letters''". For these reasons, he never wrote a sequel, though he did write a toast (a scathing criticism of the American educational system at the time and its resulting TallPoppySyndrome) in Screwtape's voice.

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* CreatorBacklash: A relatively mild example. Lewis said in the foreword of later editions that while ''Screwtape'' was one of the easiest things he ever wrote, it was also the least enjoyable. As he put it, it caused a kind of moral cramp, forcing himself into a demonic mindset. He also resented it for not being something he felt he wasn't skilled enough to write - Screwtape's advice balanced by angelic advice from Heaven. And he was rather annoyed that his later more serious books were marketed as "By the author of ''The Screwtape Letters''". For these reasons, he never wrote a true sequel, though he did write a toast (a scathing criticism of the American educational system at the time and its resulting TallPoppySyndrome) in Screwtape's voice.


* CreatorBacklash: A relatively mild example. Lewis said in the foreword of later editions that while ''Screwtape'' was one of the easiest things he ever wrote, it was also the least enjoyable. As he put it, it caused a kind of moral cramp, forcing himself into a demonic mindset. He also resented it for not being something he felt he wasn't skilled enough to write - Screwtape's advice balanced by angelic advice from Heaven. And he was rather annoyed that his later more serious books were marketed as "By the author of ''The Screwtape Letters''." For these reasons, he never wrote a sequel, though he did write a toast (a scathing criticism of the American educational system at the time and its resulting TallPoppySyndrome) in Screwtape's voice.

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* CreatorBacklash: A relatively mild example. Lewis said in the foreword of later editions that while ''Screwtape'' was one of the easiest things he ever wrote, it was also the least enjoyable. As he put it, it caused a kind of moral cramp, forcing himself into a demonic mindset. He also resented it for not being something he felt he wasn't skilled enough to write - Screwtape's advice balanced by angelic advice from Heaven. And he was rather annoyed that his later more serious books were marketed as "By the author of ''The Screwtape Letters''." Letters''". For these reasons, he never wrote a sequel, though he did write a toast (a scathing criticism of the American educational system at the time and its resulting TallPoppySyndrome) in Screwtape's voice.

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* CreatorBacklash: A relatively mild example. Lewis said in the foreword of later editions that while ''Screwtape'' was one of the easiest things he ever wrote, it was also the least enjoyable. As he put it, it caused a kind of moral cramp, forcing himself into a demonic mindset. He also resented it for not being something he felt he wasn't skilled enough to write - Screwtape's advice balanced by angelic advice from Heaven. And he was rather annoyed that his later more serious books were marketed as "By the author of ''The Screwtape Letters''." For these reasons, he never wrote a sequel, though he did write a toast (a scathing criticism of the American educational system at the time and its resulting TallPoppySyndrome) in Screwtape's voice.
* FollowTheLeader: Several Christian writers have copied Lewis's conceit of an EpistolaryNovel by TheDevil to deliver their own {{Author Tract}}s, with examples including ''Screwtape Writes Again'' by Walter Martin, ''To My Dear Slimeball'' by Rich Miller, and ''Lord Foulgrin's Letters'' and its sequel ''The Ishbane Conspiracy'' by Randy Alcorn. Let's just say that none of them has come anywhere close to the success of the original.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: In the preface to the second edition, Lewis mentions that some people said he must have studied moral theology in great detail to be able to write so accurately about the nature of sin and temptation. He replied that this overlooked the actual source: He could learn all he needed about sin and temptation from his own heart.

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