Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday Post #amwriting #amjoy


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Happy Mother's Day!! (My four year old says)

I drove for Rideshare and took a few people to get their vaccines and had the best conversations. One of my clients was from China and we talked about traveling, including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea. Get this, you can be fined for chewing gum in Singapore and an officer will show up to your door with a ticket. The country prides itself in the fact that women and children can safely walk the streets after 10pm.

Another client was a couple who said they met as neighbors many years ago. hey were on their way to pick up their car from a place called the 280 station. I also house sat for my sister who went to Michigan to see my Nephew's baseball game.
This week I talked to some writers about 'What the Health' a documentary on Netflix. Its a documentary on Netflix that discussed the link between diet and disease.
Lastly, I did some sketch comedy with a group and it was real fun coming up with sketches and expanding on them at the Writer's table.

Upcoming Virtual Shows

The Revolutionists By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Hannah Weinberg-Goerge

Video-on-demand available April 24–May 2, 2021

tickets at

Mark & I talk with Michael Matthew Ferrell, Executive Director and Founder, & Jason Hanson, Musical Director for Alive & Kickin'. It's a great organization that involves seniors over 60 singing dancing and performing rock music.

That's my week.  Tell me about yours in the comments below.



, Rachel Howzell Hall's brilliant stand-alone novel brings seven sinners to a private island for a reckoning

Monday, April 19, 2021

Catalyst TV Festival, Duluth @ITVfest @catalystories

This is a repost from 2020

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           LOOKING FORWARD TO october

This weekend I took a road trip with my sister and a friend to see an independent TV festival in Duluth called the Catalyst. This festival will feature screenings,script readings and networking events for writers, artists and producers across the video streaming industry giving artists an opportunity to meet industry executives, agents, and producers. Creators won't be coming with a finished product, they might have a script or a pilot of an episode that they’re pitching in the hopes of getting streamed by somewhere like Netflix.
Cassie St. Onge (pictured above)

While at the festival, I listened to a talk about the Writer's Room with guest speakers Mike Rottman and Cassie St. Onge @Caissie .Cassie had written jokes for Jay Leno, Rosie O'Donnell and Andy Cohen.  Cassie talked about how as long as you're punching up, there's enough humor to go around and how she keeps a notebook by her bed, for the times she believes she's figured out the secrets of the universe.  She's written for Joan Rivers and has had to embody Joan's voice.  She described how there were times when Joan might have said 'I said that, isn't that funny?' and Cassie would tell Joan, 'No I wrote that.' 
Cassie remarked about her time as a writer in the Writers Room and how she would be told by producers that two jokes would be added to the cue cards but then she'd find out a joke was thrown away and then ultimately ONE joke would make it to the Monologue.  Basically, telling writers not to be discouraged, because a lot of their jokes will be thrown away but a FEW might make it. And to relax "If you're creative, You're always going to have ideas."

This road trip to the Festival had been in the works for a while and I had been saving some money for the trip by driving LYFT.

Many LYFT customers have told me stories you would NEVER believe. One customer told me a story that would have got him arrested. Let’s just say he drove for another app company and took advantage of his position as a driver. Assault is real and I was more than happy to get the smuck out of my car when his ride had ended. But on the most part I've picked up some pretty decent passengers and had tons of fun!!!!! I’ll have to give you updates on my trip next week as I’m still roadtripping at the moment.

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Watching:The Masked Singer and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend(Netflix)


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