Writer's Digest Review of Just Let Time Pass 

The lives and loves of several characters involved with the intricacies of the music business dominate this novel with careful delineation of their motivations and ambitions as well as their faults. The tangle of their relationships at work and personally enables the reader to envision their triumphs and setbacks as they contend with each and the vicissitudes of an exacting field of activity. Each character comes across vividly. One learns about the craft of songwriting as well as the inspirations that led…

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Songwriting in L.A. 

Taxi Road Rally 2018

I enjoyed the weekend in L.A.!

This songwriting conference is primarily for film and T.V. composers.

Fett (pointing) has a recording engineering class. His wife Nancy (red hair) has a class on booking gigs. Oddly enough, Nancy's class made me cry.

Steven Memel (no picture) has a performance class that is a bit of baptism by fire.

The Scholomance Film Institute 

The Scholomance Film Institute, located in the mountains over Lake Hermanstadt, has always maintained an extremely generous tuition waiver for 90 percent of its students. 

“That was one of the features that attracted me to the school to begin with,” Svengali said, “I didn’t have the cash on hand to go to a more modern school like the University of Southern California.” 

The Scholomance Film Institute has received some criticism for their generosity. The argument is that 10 percent of the graduates have to

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postcard from Inklings 

May 17, 2018 -- Vista Grande library.

Greetings from our writer's group!  We are all working diligently on our upcoming books.

I'm on the left in the CAC t-shirt.


Wendy Landers

Review from Writer's Digest Contest 2017 

"I'm not sure if Landers has experience in the music scene, but the book's setting and milieu strikes me as authentic and believable. The characters are enlivened by dialogue that sounds like authentic speech, and the novel's plot moves along at a rapid clip and is well paced. ...  She is to be commended for some first-rate pacing and a very solid plot." 

--Judge, 25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Brazille & her Life Lessons in Hacking 

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of few books that I couldn't put down once I started reading. In that regard, I wish it had been a short story since I needed to read it all in one setting.

This is the only book you need to read about the 2016 election. The fact that Brazile pointed out many items the campaign covered up -- not saying they didn't have their reasons! -- while leaving obvious…

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Why can't life be simple?  

Why can't life be simple?

Heros are heros and fools are fools.

My heart decrees,

"Once you've been a hero,

you can never be a fool."

Leaving me crashing into its fiefdom wall.

My heart isn't the lord over the rules.

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever MadeThe Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome. But I didn't get it until I watched The Room. Until then, I thought it was just highly entertaining. Like a modern day Great Expectations.

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