5 out of 5 stars. So, if you know me or have followed the blog for long, you know I love Kdrama. What is that? It’s South Korean TV shows — usually romantic, usually funny, usually dramatic. This show is one of those, and this is my new Favorite Kdrama. That’s right, Coffee Prince beats [...]
5 out of 5 stars. I love this movie — and yes, I realize I usually review books, but I want to spread the word about how SUPERFANTASTIC this movie is. So… Onwards. The story is set in 1930s Manchuria. The Bad is searching for a special treasure map that the Japanese want. The Good [...]
Kim Sam-Soon: just another K-drama to add to my addiction list… K-drama, a.k.a. Korean soap operas, dramatic series, and romantic comedy series, are the only form of TV I’ve been watching of late… Pretty much since I moved to Germany since Arirang is one of our only channels in English (along with Russia Today, Aljazeera, [...]
Oh, how the time flies when you’re stuck with family. You blink and suddenly realize you’ve done nothing for two weeks but eat, argue, and return Christmas presents. Not to mention, all that writing flow and inspiration you had so carefully honed, and maintained has now flown off with Santa Claus. That’s why today’s post is [...]
9 days until Christmas! Too many cooks spoil the broth. Have you ever been so overwhelmed by all the experts, by all the blogs meant to help us, or by all the workshops with different (and perhaps contradictory) approaches to writing that you sit paralyzed at your keyboard? You’re certain that your WIP has committed [...]
A bit more on inspiration today since it’s just been One of Those Days. But, it’s been an Awesome One of those Days. After over a month of outlining and research, I finally started writing last week. I’m pumping out two scenes per day (that’s, like, 2500 words), and it feels great! I’m inspired.
Lately, I’ve been following a Korean soap opera called “Heaven’s Fate” or (in Korean) 왕꽃 선녀님. It’s melodramatic, borderline absurd, and highly entertaining. Interestingly enough, I’ve managed to see some writing tactics in action–aspects in storytelling that apply both to written fiction and TV drama. Here’s what I’ve learned: Conflict, conflict, conflict! If it’s easy [...]
Okay, so during the cold months of the year, I tend to read certain kinds of books. Books with snow/ice, books with dark settings and mysterious elements, or books that make me laugh. I’m a fantasy/sci-fi/classics reader, so that’s what my top 13 books consist of. 1. Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. [...]