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wendydarling11
06-22-2004, 10:30 AM
Sorry, guys, I know I've seen this, but I've gone all the way back to Feb on the Basics board, and I can't find it. It's simple.

Two people say the same thing at the same time. How do I write it? (Something about "in unison", maybe?:o ) I should know this.

Humbly, wendyd

captain bligh
06-22-2004, 10:34 AM
CHARACTER 1/CHARACTER 2
Blah Blah Blah.

Deus Ex Machine
06-22-2004, 10:52 AM
Bligh's suggestion is a good one. Other methods are:

A)

At the same time they say:

.........CHARACTER 1
...Boo

.........CHARACTER 2
...Boo

B)

.........CHARACTER 1
.......(overlapping)
...Boo

.........CHARACTER 2
.......(overlapping)
...Boo


C)


.........CHARACTER 1...................CHARACTER 2
...Boo................................Boo




If it matters, I use the B example.

TonyRob
06-22-2004, 11:05 AM
I like Bligh's suggestion for when two characters say the same thing. I like B (sometimes C) for when they don't.

TwoBrad Bradley
06-27-2004, 03:09 PM
Final Draft, %%WORD2% 00, and Sophocles (probably more) have a "Dual Dialogue" feature which is Deus's "C" method.

If you really want to make it clear to the reader that two characters are speaking at the same time (even if they are saying the same thing) then go with "C".