K-Drama Inspirations to Maximize Your Story with Piper J. Drake

K-Drama Inspirations

When: April 2nd, 2023, 10AM – 4PM Pacific (click here to convert to your time zone)
Where: Online via Zoom video conference
Price: $50 – $75
Scholarships Available

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Asian dramas have become incredibly popular, K-dramas in particular. They hook viewers and create a voracious fan base. Why? The plots, characters, and settings have a fresh feel – just enough commonality to give readers an anchor while they’re introduced to elements that are new and different from what they’ve previously experienced so they still get the same feeling of escape from their own everyday life.

Students will learn to recognize the most addictive elements in Asian drama stories, leading to complex and satisfying plot lines, fresh yet familiar worldbuilding, characters you can’t help but root for, and compelling hooks to draw readers from chapter to chapter straight through to the end of one book and into the next. We’ll discuss what makes these stories so binge-worthy and how to take inspiration from them to maximize your writing craft. 

This class provides illustrative examples and practical craft takeaways for storytellers to apply to their own stories. An interactive brainstorming session will give students the opportunity to discuss immediate ways to apply what they’ve learned to current (or future) works in progress.

Who Should Take This Class?

Writers of all genres — Literary, YA, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Children’s Books, Romance — and narrative mediums — Prose, Playwriting, Screenwriting, and Graphic Novels, from newbie to professional.

Schedule, Registration, and Payment Options

The webinar will run from 10AM to 4PM Pacific Time (click here to convert to your time zone) on this schedule:

Session 1: 10am – 11:00am
10 minute break
Session 2: 11:10am – 12:15pm
30 minute meal break
Session 3: 12: 45pm – 1:30pm
10 minute break
Writing Exercises & Discussion: 1:40 – 2:40
10 minute break
Interactive Brainstorming: 2:50pm – 3:30p
Open Q&A: 3:30 – 4pm

The schedule is subject to minor changes. Each session will include lecture and Q&A.

Live Webinar Registration is $75 for attendees. If you cannot attend the class during the live webinar, please choose Video Only Registration to get a recording of the class afterward. You’ll get all the resources, the lectures, and answers to questions asked during the live class. The fee for this registration is $50.

We will send the webinar recording to all registrants by April 20th.


Zoom meetings software is compatible with standard screen readers and has several other accessibility features that make it possible for writers who are Blind or vision impaired to participate in the webinar. 

Questions can be submitted via the meeting software Q&A function. Closed captions will be available, auto-generated by Rev.com. The final version of the recorded webinar will have auto-generated closed captions available. Note: the accuracy of these captions varies, and for live webinars we do not edit them.

Technical Requirements

Zoom video conferencing works on computers, tablets, and most smartphones. We suggest you access the live webinar via a computer for the best experience. Before enrolling in class, make sure your computer or mobile device is compatible with Zoom. Before class, load the app on your system and join this test meeting.

Webcams and microphones are not necessary. Participants may submit questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar via text.

Full and Partial Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available for both the webinar and the video only.

If you do not have the financial means to pay for all or part of the registration cost for the webinar, we encourage you to apply.  We have a broad definition of financial need that ranges from writers who do not have the money at all to writers who have the funds but can’t afford to use them for a writing class. We especially encourage writers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply. Wherever you exist on the financial needs spectrum, don’t self reject! (Still not sure whether you should apply? Read this post.)

Additionally, in acknowledgment of the difficulty Palestinian writers may have in accessing resources and the obstacles their voices face in being heard, we have set aside scholarship spots specifically for writers of Palestinian heritage.

IMPORTANT: We set aside scholarship spots ahead of opening registration. Even if the webinar sells out before the deadline, scholarship spots are still reserved. If you plan to apply for a scholarship you do not need to register below.

If you can afford to pay for part but not all of the registration fee, please apply for a partial scholarship. Under this financial aid plan you can let us know the amount you can afford. If you cannot afford to pay at all, please apply for a full scholarship. 

To apply, please fill out this form. You’ll be asked to provide:

  • A brief (300 or fewer words) statement of financial need.
  • A brief (500 or fewer words) description of a work or works you hope the webinar will help you with.
  • If you customarily identify as POC, BIPOC, BAME, or Palestinian, you may indicate that if you wish.

Deadline: 11:59PM Pacific March 12. We will notify all applicants of their standing by March 19. If you have any questions, please use our contact form to ask!

Refund Policy

We are not offering refunds for this webinar. If you purchase a ticket for the live session and are unable to make it, you will still get access to the recording. You may also submit questions ahead of time via email.

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