The Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time - 2nd Edition

The Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time - 2nd Edition

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The writer receives guidance and tips at every stage of the often intimidating writing process with a relaxed, “ten minutes at a time” method that focuses the writer and pushes him or her forward. At each step, writers are encouraged to “Take Ten” and tackle an element of their script using the templates and tools provided. “What You’ve Accomplished” sections help writers review their progress. And “Ten-Minute Lectures” distill and demystify old school theory, allowing the writer to unblock and get writing.

About the Author

Pilar Alessandra is the director of the writing program On the Page®, host of the popular On the Page Podcast, and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” Pilar started her career as Senior Story Ana-lyst at DreamWorks SKG and, in 2001, opened the On the Page Writers’ Studio in Los Angeles. Her students and clients have written for The Walking Dead, Lost, House of Lies, Nip/Tuck, and Family Guy. They’ve sold features and pitches to Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Disney, and Sony, and have won the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Screenwriting Competition, and Warner Bros. TV Writ-ing Workshop. Pilar has trained writers at ABC/Disney and CBS and traveled the world, teaching in London, Beijing, Warsaw, Lisbon, and South Africa.

What people say

“Pilar’s curriculum was invaluable in taking me from a novice screenwriter to a member of the Warner Bros Writers’ Workshop to a staff writer on a critically acclaimed show. I trust Pilar’s tools and methodology implicitly. Her knowledge of story, structure, and process is masterful.”
Charmaine DeGraté, writer, CW’s The 100; Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop Fellow

“This book teaches you how to turn a brilliant idea into a tangible product. Whenever I sit down to write something substantial, I refer to my crumpled-up, old Pilar notes.”
Ben Mekler, head writer, Nerdist Industries

“A truly invaluable guide for crafting story for the screen. Pilar has an incomparably clear, concise, and proven approach to writing, which makes this book a must-have resource.”
Melissa & Winston Rauch, writers, The Bronze

“Pilar Alessandra’s screenwriting techniques are among the most valuable I’ve ever come across. She takes a systematic approach to every step of the process, carefully guiding the writer from concept to final draft.”
Chris Sparling, writer, Buried

“Pilar’s methods are easy to understand, effective, and empowering. I wish I could have Pilar sitting next to me every time I write!”
Christy Stratton, co-executive producer, Awkward, Raising Hope, King of the Hill; co-producer, Hope and Faith


Vital statistics

ISBN-10: 1615932429
ISBN-13: 9781615932429
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

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