Chris Rock is Writing a Book

I’m sure a lot of people have heard of Chris Rock before. He’s an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and countless other things I am sure, and he got his big break as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.

Some people like his humour, some don’t. Personally he’s not my type, but he has some good skits that I enjoy. I wouldn’t say he’s a bad comedian at all, just more so that his style and mine don’t overlap much.

Anyways, apparently he is writing another book.

The apparent title is “My First Black Boyfriend,” and is apparently a collection of different essays planned to come out next year and will focus on race and relationships

If you want to read more, check out the link below.

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Wednesday News: More Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

Wednesday News: More Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

With the first Wednesday of the month finally here, that means The Wheel of Time TV show is making another announcement.

Today’s announcement was another casting announcement. We already have the Edmond’s Field 5 and Moiraine…and today we got her trusty sidekick and love interest of Nynaeve… al’Lan Mandragoran.

Lan will be played by Daniel Henney, a Korean-American actor known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, The Last Stand, and Big Hero 6.

Wednesday News: Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

Wednesday News: Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

If you’re a fan of The Wheel of Time series and are excited for the upcoming TV show there’s some pretty big news that just came out.

There’s already been one casting announcement, but probably the biggest announcement (or definitely top 5 casting choices) came out today.

drumroll please……..

The roll of Rand Al’Thor will be going to Josha Stradowski, a 24 year old actor from the Netherlands in previous works such as Just Friends, Caged, I Can Fly, and Sirene.

Literally as I write this there was another announcement for who would play the Role as Perrin. Was not expecting a second announcement, but the lucky one to play Perrin Aybara is Marcus Rutherford, known for his work in Obey and County lines.

With a Rand and Perrin, now cast, Nynaeve comes next, of course? The great Zoe Robins is the lucky lady to be cast as Nynaeve. She’s 26 years old and is known for her work in The New Tomorrow.

Mat, who I think everyone was most excited about, will be played by Barney Harris, who is well known for his roles in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, All Roads Lead to Rome, Sweet Maddie Stone, and Clique.

Anfd of course, the beautiful, the powerful, the hardheaded Egwene Al’Vere is cast as well. Couldn’t complete the Two Rivers 5 without Egwene after all. The role will be played by the absolutely stunning Madeleine Madden, an Australian actress who can be found in plenty of films and TV shows, but most notably the new Dora the Explorer movie.

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Do you give writing advice to people?

Do you take writing advice to other?

Has it helped you before? Or does it all get mixed in with the endless information and tips that will “make you a better writer”.

Maybe getting writing advice isn’t the way to go. Maybe you just need to solve the problem for yourself, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Either way, you should definitely read this article by Guy Gavriel Kay. He discusses getting writing advice, and how it may not be all it’s worked out to be.

What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

Alexis Wright wrote a wonderful piece about what the world would look like if there weer no stoies, and the systemic weaponization of silence.

I definitely recommend taking a look at the article. it’s an eye opening read.

What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

 

Wednesday News: May 1

Wednesday News: May 1

The audiobook and physical book “debate” has been around since audio books came around. Some people say only succesful people listen to audio books, others listen to it because of a physical impairment, or because they don’t have time to sit down and read a book.

How do you prefer to read your books?

James Tate Hill wrote a great article about audiobooks, and defends their use for “normal” people.

Audiobooks are not lesser versions of reading and are not only for “successful people.”

 

Wednesday News: Could you give up your books?

Wednesday News: Could you give up your books?

I’m sure we have all heard of Marie Kondo by now. She’s the Netflix lady that has the show about tidying up and getting rid of unneeded items in the home.

I haven’t gotten around to watching it quite yet, but I hear it’s good, and I think the point of the show has some relevancy in society. Too many people hold on to things that are pointless and unnecessary.

I myself of guilty of just that, but one thing I don’t think I could ever give up is my books. I’m sure some of them I could get rid of pretty easily. I read them once and I don’t really have a desire to read them again.

SOme of my books though, I can’t see myself parting with ever. Even if I don’t read them again, I think the simple fact that I own them is comforting in a way.

 from The Millions wrote an interesting article about her opinion on whether she could give up some of her books or not and you should check it out below.

Does it Spark Joy?

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