Tag Archives: eastern fantasy

Kung Fu Theater: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

image via Wikipedia

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was an important achievement in Asian cinema.  Released in 2000, first in Hong Kong and Taiwan, then later in the Unites States, it became an unexpected international success, garnering critical acclaim and over 40 awards.

Although an international co-production, it introduced Chinese wuxia films to mainstream western audiences and allowed others, such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers, to reach theaters in the US.

It’s one of my favorite movies and a major influence on my work-in-progress, an eastern fantasy novel.

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The Lucky 7 Meme: My Turn

My writer friend Lara Schiffbauer has tagged me for The Lucky 7 Meme.  Thanks, Lara!

These are the rules:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written.
4. Tag 7 authors, and let them know.

So it appears the Lucky 7 Meme is somewhat like a zombie virus for writer-bloggers, except more fun and with less calling out for brains.

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The Valley of the Spring-Daughter

When a brutal and unnatural winter threatens his people, a lone warrior braves a forbidden valley to uncover the nature of their curse.

image by KristerP

In late 2010 I entered a mythic fantasy piece in the 11th Annual Short Short Story Competition hosted by Writer’s Digest.  It wasn’t selected as a winner, but writing it spawned other ideas set in the same world, creating a side-project I sometimes work on when taking a break from my novel–an eastern fantasy project inspired by martial arts films.

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