Jeff Portnocss

never write a story—screenplay or prose—without my dog-eared copy of Pilar’s The Coffee Break Screenwriter by my side. It’s the craft book I recommend to my peers and students. The Coffee Break Screenwriter is not another cookie-cutter craft book with rules about what happens on pages 10, 25 , 60, etc. Rather, it offers an organic approach to crafting a fresh, original story with well-developed characters and a compelling plot. It’s the only screenwriting book a writer needs.