I made a goal to write for Curiosity Quills Press every month because it made me uncomfortable. And it has been such an empowering journey!
This week I show off my inner nerd (or outer, because let's be honest here...) with my fangirl crazy for K-dramas!
Coffee Prince is your typical romantic-comedy. The two leads are your stereotypical rich guy, poor girl. There's a clichéd love triangle plus an overused trope: girl poses as boy and falls in love. Where the story gets good is when it goes modern! Any family business big enough to need an heir is going to put said heir under… Continue reading The Gender Confusion in Coffee Prince
If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled." So here I am to track and enlarge my goals, with the idea to take the steps needed to accomplishing them.
A stellar actor can elevate the worst tripe, while special effects tend to plasticize story, yet the right art direction will add to not only the world but the characters as well. Purely Production is a monthly post where I explore the different elements that affect a finished media, for good or ill. We’ll forget about writing for a… Continue reading The 14 Superstars of Coffee Prince
Coffee Prince is a 2007 romantic comedy that epitomizes what everyone wants from a romantic comedy. A television show, even one from South Korea, is made up of two equally important parts: story and production. When these elements come together well we have a winner and when they don't we adjust our expectations accordingly. I'm here to… Continue reading The Families of Coffee Prince
About half way through this year's challenge I noticed a pattern in why I loved each character: their relationships.
How to introduce Gu Yong-ha? I love him! He's amazing! Adorkable! Even conniving! So, so happy he went good! That won't work. It doesn't really tell you anything. He is that amazing though. First I should explain that Gu is his last name. In Korea they put family first so it stands to reason last names… Continue reading Y = Yong-ha
This is Jeremy. Yes, yes, Jeremy. That's it, we never learn the rest of his name in the k-drama, You're Beautiful. He's not normally this angry or mean. Yet both the name and the face suit the character, for Jeremy doesn't have a subtle bone in his body. It also suits the role his character… Continue reading J = Jeremy
Hye-gyul is portrayed by a little 5-year-old girl named Kang Ji-woo. She has a massive 7 roles under her belt with this character and it shows. I'm always attracted to the power a young actor embodies with their raw natural talent and Kang Ji-woo is no different. In the k-drama The Suspicious Housekeeper the two… Continue reading H = Hye-gyul
If this is your first time to my blog then you've landed in a post rich month! During the month of April I'm participating in a challenge to blog everyday of the month (except Sundays) and I've chosen characters to highlight. It's a fun topic where I get to focus on what I love but it… Continue reading Links Amongst A Writing Storm
Whenever we head off into the unknown to explore something new we have to start out with a destination. A point of origin if you will that you look back on and say that's where my passion overcame me. With k-dramas it's no different. Let's head on in and find the perfect show to pop… Continue reading K-drama Cherry Pop
Characters...I love them, they are my motivation to keep reading, keep watching, keep blogging. At the core of any story if you have a powerful character they will come.
I'm a self-professed fangirl of the television exports from South Korea. Puzzled? If you're just coming into the conversation then bone up on the Hallyu wave by reading my primer here. If you're already in on the power of k-dramas then follow me as we explore the many varied delights of K-Drama-Land. Rarely are we in… Continue reading The Many Varied Delights of K-Drama-Land
I lied. Let me explain. When I mentioned fangirls in my last post I claimed that I've never been a fangirl of even the most popular of fads. Well that isn't strictly true, recently I've become obsessed with a form of television so unique it has its own name - Korean dramas or k-dramas for short. The… Continue reading A K-drama Primer
This year my main goal is to: Write. Every. Day.
Or Movies and TV Shows I'm Anticipating in 2014 A stellar actor can elevate the worst tripe, while special effects tend to plasticize story, yet the right art direction will add to not only the world but the characters as well. Purely Production is a monthly post where I explore the different elements that affect a finished… Continue reading A New Year of Cognitive Dissonance
During Thanksgiving we celebrate all the things we love: family, faith, purpose in life, and blessings. We gather together and through our family traditions share with each other our gratitude. As a writer I have many other things I'm thankful for as well. The worlds that come alive through books, movies and television can never replace… Continue reading A Time of Thanksgiving: Television
Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music We blog for a million different reasons, but in the end, we’re all storytellers. Creative Writing Challenges are here to help you push your writing boundaries and explore new ideas, subjects, and writing styles. Check out the challenge this week here. It doesn't matter what era you're from if… Continue reading The Character of Theme Music