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6 Female K-Drama Writers You Should Be Familiar With By Now

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Our favorite K-dramas wouldn't *exist* without the amazing writers and their even more amazing scenes and dialogues! If you're a longtime K-drama fan, you'll start noticing certain trends and special cameos when it comes to your favorite shows. Here, we made a list of some of the most-respected female screenwriters in K-drama land: 

1. Park Hye Ryun 

Her popular works: Start-Up, While You Were Sleeping, Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice, Dream High

Her trademark *style*: The South Korean scriptwriter is *notorious* for creating second lead characters that are VERY hard not to root for! 

2-3. The Hong Sisters 

Their popular works: Hotel Del Luna, A Korean Odyssey, The Master's Sun, Big, My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho, My Girl, You're Beautiful 

Their trademark *style*: Writing duo Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran are known for their fantasy rom-coms. They once revealed that most of their lead characters "work hard to earn their livings" because their father instilled a strong work ethic into them at a young age. 

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4. Kim Eun Sook 

Her popular works: The King: Eternal Monarch, Mr. Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants Of The Sun, The Heirs, Secret Garden, Lovers In Paris

Her trademark *style*: Kim Eun Sook is known for her wit-sharp dialogue and charismatic characters. Her hit dramas cross genres—from fantasy to action to high school romances! 

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5. Lee Woo Jung 

Her popular works: Reply 1997, Reply 1994, Reply 1988, Prison Playbook, Hospital Playlist

Her trademark *style*: Her specialty? Ensemble characters with heartwarming stories! Cast members of her dramas often make cameos and *crossovers*. She is also a variety show writer and has worked on Youn's Kitchen, Youth Over Flowers, and 2 Days & 1 Night.

6. Park Ji Eun 

Her popular works: Crash Landing On You, The Legend Of The Blue Sea, The Producers, My Love From The Star

Her trademark *style*: Another rom-com *kween*, Park Ji Eun has often worked with actor Kim Soo Hyun. Looks like she has a fave male lead: He even made a cameo in CLOY

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