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The Day Job Is The Writer’s Best Friend

Why carrying a tray or driving a cab is good for your writing.

The first thing we teach our screenwriting students at UCLA is the question:

“May I tell you about today’s specials?”


The fact is that while I’ve never driven a cab, years ago, before I was a writer, I did…



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Richard Walter

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