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Add These 8 K-Dramas to Your Watch List if You're an Aspiring Writer

In case you need some inspo to get those words flowing again.
Add These 8 K-Dramas to Your Watch List if You're an Aspiring Writer
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In case you need some inspo to get those words flowing again.

As beautiful as it is, storytelling requires a lot of dirty work: Editing countless drafts, surviving last-minute deadlines, and understanding a fickle audience. Just like any other creative endeavor, a writing career is fulfilling yet very exhausting. If you're a budding writer, you're probably in need of some inspiration to get those words flowing again. Our advice? Watch an artistic K-drama that features characters who are writers. Here's a handy list of our top recos:

1. Pinocchio

THE CAST: Lee Jong-suk, Park Shin-hye, Kim Young-kwang, Lee Yu-bi

THE PLOT: Two local news reporters find love and self-awareness in their pursuit of truth.

WATCH ON: Netflix, Viu, iQIYI

2. It's Okay to Not Be Okay

THE CAST: Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Yea-ji, Oh Jung-se, and Park Gyu-young

THE PLOT: A kindhearted psychiatric ward caretaker and a withdrawn childrenâs book writer struggle to accept their covert feelings for each other.

WATCH ON: Netflix

3. Full House

THE CAST: Song Hye-kyo, Rain, Han Eun-jung, and Kim Sung-soo


THE PLOT: In an attempt to buy her house back, an aspiring script writer agrees to enter a six-month marriage contract with a famous actor.

WATCH ON: Netflix, iQIYI

4. Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung

THE CAST: Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo

THE PLOT: Complications arise when a budding historian from 19th century Joseon crosses paths with a prince working underground as a romance novelist.

WATCH ON: Netflix

5. Monthly Magazine Home

THE CAST: Jung So-min, Kim Ji-seok, Jung Gun-joo, Kim Won-hae

THE PLOT: An accomplished lifestyle editor struggles to please her new landlord, who also happens to be the CEO of her magazine.


6. She Was Pretty

THE CAST: Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Go Joon-hee, Choi Si-won

THE PLOT: A junior employee at a fashion publication tries to hide her true identity from her first-love-turned-boss.

WATCH ON: Netflix, Viu, iQIYI

7. Extraordinary You

THE CAST: Kim Hye-yoon, Rowoon, Lee Jae-wook, Lee Na-eun, Jung Gun-joo, Kim Young-dae, Lee Tae-ri

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THE PLOT: Realizing that she's a helpless supporting character trapped in a web comic, a physically ill teenager strives to rewrite her own plot line.

WATCH ON: Netflix, Viu, iQIYI

8. Romance is a Bonus Book

THE CAST: Lee Na-young, Lee Jong-suk

THE PLOT: A young editor-in-chief hires a once successful copywriter after she lies about her work background.

WATCH ON: Netflix

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