Being Professional vs. Being Interesting: Why I Changed and Am Changing My Persona

Back before I had to have a professional persona, I used to think personality was king when it came to blogging. That’s not entirely true. Content was king. But content is only interesting in one of two ways: (1) you’re saying something relevant and informative and ideally it’s new information and/or clearly stated, or (2) you’re saying something old but with such personality and flair that people want to read you just for the fun of it. … More Being Professional vs. Being Interesting: Why I Changed and Am Changing My Persona

Korean Drama Review: Splash Splash Love

Splash Splash Love is a two-part 2015 Korean web drama (I watched it on Viki). Yes, just two episodes. Totaling just under two-and-a-half hours, it’s meatier than most feature films but briefer than most TV dramas. Consequently the focus stays tightly on the lead character without much visual “down time” or delving into secondary characters. But … More Korean Drama Review: Splash Splash Love

Writing What You Know and Researching What You Don’t

Beginning writers are often given the advice “write what you know.” It’s not a rule, not by a long shot. It’s advice. And it’s not even advice that applies  long-term. It’s training wheels. When you’re starting to write, you have a lot of brand new considerations to make. You’re learning to balance craft — storytelling, grammar, … More Writing What You Know and Researching What You Don’t