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Should Writers Ever Take a Vacation?

Without waffling, fence-straddling, or ambiguity, the answer is: Yes and No.

Wherever writers may be, whatever else we may be doing, aren’t we always working in our head?

I write from a luxury beach resort where I’m ostensibly on vacation, chillin’ with the grandkids. This place is costing me sixty-five dollars a night (just…



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Richard Walter

Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years: