Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room The announcing of casting for a beloved character in popular franchises, especially in those based on comic book properties, is a highly anticipated event. It’s damn near a spectator sport. Although, unlike going to something like a baseball game, watching the reactions to these casting announcements is more akin to watching the Christians being thrown to the lions. You never really know what kind of reaction you are going to get, and yet somehow the reactions seem to always…

Postwritum is a Serious Condition and is Very Real #Postwritum #NaNoWriMo

Postwritum The birth of a novel can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression. Many NaNoWriMo writers experience the “postwritum novel blues” after completing their first 50,000 words in just 30 days, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Novel blues typically begin within the first two to three days after winning NaNoWriMo, and may last for up to two weeks. But some NaNoWriMo writers experience a more severe, long-lasting form of…