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Don’t Spank the Writer!

Tough love doesn’t work with art very often

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There is a sorry old joke: those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.

Still worse, those who can’t teach, teach teachers.

Full disclosure: I write here about teaching teachers.

All of the instructors in the Master of Fine Arts screenwriting program where I taught for forty…



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Richard Walter

Richard Walter


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