Beginning, Middle & Zen

Book Cover

RELIGIOUS ADVENTURE MEMOIR

Contemporary

Glen Shakwon Choi

Logline

Beginning, Middle & Zen is the true story of Glen Choi, a Korean-Canadian boy, who journeys halfway around the world, to his ethnic homeland of South Korea, in a quest to find his true identity and calling in life.

Genre

Religious, Adventure, Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Toronto, Seoul (Korea), Ottawa

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: The Sumeru Press, Inc.

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

As an ethnic Korean, Glen Choi grows up in "white" Toronto in the 70s and 80s without a true sense of belonging. He then moves to South Korea to study Eastern philosophy/Buddhism in search of an identity. What awaits him, however, are numerous career reinventions, heartaches and deep insights.

Ending Description

Glen Choi discovers that what he was looking for was never that far away; it wasn't to be found somewhere outside but within.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Glen Choi

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Engaging, Romantic, Charming, Flexible, Insecure, Underdog, Adventurous, Educated, Funny, Religious, Visionary, Empathetic, Heroic, Modest, Naive, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Omma (mom)

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Faithful, Naive, Patriotic, Adventurous, Blunt, Honorable, Religious, Underdog, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Appa (father)

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Masculine, Aggressive, Aspiring, Badass, Blunt, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Chongwol Sunim (Zen monk)

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Religious, Skillful, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Badass, Decisive, Heroic, Masculine, Confident, Outspoken, Adventurous, Aspiring, Crazy, Blunt, Engaging, Leader

Logline

Beginning, Middle & Zen is the true story of Glen Choi, a Korean-Canadian boy, who journeys halfway around the world, to his ethnic homeland of South Korea, in a quest to find his true identity and calling in life.

Short Summary

As an ethnic Korean, Glen Choi grows up in "white" Toronto in the 70s and 80s without a true sense of belonging. He then moves to South Korea to study Eastern philosophy/Buddhism in search of an identity. What awaits him, however, are numerous career reinventions, heartaches and deep insights.


Glen Choi discovers that what he was looking for was never that far away; it wasn't to be found somewhere outside but within.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Glen Choi

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Engaging, Romantic, Charming, Flexible, Insecure, Underdog, Adventurous, Educated, Funny, Religious, Visionary, Empathetic, Heroic, Modest, Naive, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Omma (mom)

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Faithful, Naive, Patriotic, Adventurous, Blunt, Honorable, Religious, Underdog, Visionary

Character 2

Name: Appa (father)

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Masculine, Aggressive, Aspiring, Badass, Blunt, Decisive

Character 3

Name: Chongwol Sunim (Zen monk)

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Religious, Skillful, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Badass, Decisive, Heroic, Masculine, Confident, Outspoken, Adventurous, Aspiring, Crazy, Blunt, Engaging, Leader

Supplemental Materials

Information not completed