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The Writing Secrets That Made DIE HARD an Instant Classic

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2018 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Die Hard—arguably one of, if not the, best action films ever made—so much so that “Die Hard in a blank” became the go-to phrase to describe a whole subgenre of films for years.

It’s probably still used, actually.

To celebrate this momentous occasion and the film itself, I thought it’d be cool to dig into why Die Hard works as well as it does, and how so much of that comes right down to the film’s writing.

But first, and maybe you caught this in the movie’s credits, did you know Die Hard’s based on a book?

Why New Line is Adapting Stephen King's The Long Walk

Welcome back to Drunk on Writing, and the ninth episode of the Stephen King Dissection series. Or should I say, the second episode of the Richard Bachman series? Because today, we’re talking The Long Walk, a book I’d never really heard of before this year, but which is now, easily, my favorite Stephen King novel yet.

Yeah, you read right.

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Is Stephen King's The Stand Too Long?

Welcome back to Drunk on Writing, and the eighth episode of the Stephen King Dissection series. Today, we’re going in-depth into one of King’s most beloved novels, The Stand, as well its two adaptations: the 1994 ABC TV mini-series, and the more recent Marvel Comics series.

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