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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-04-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Fade In problem

Hah, hah! So true. :)

I sent a report to Kent about this. He answered back that he wanted to know if it happened again, so that he could investigate further.

So post any problems here.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-03-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Fade In problem

Tom,

Sorry to come in late here. I am glad that the reboot solved your problem.

That was a weird thing, yes.

I am wondering whether the previous PDF file (which you created) was the cause of...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-24-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By ComicBent
Re: StoryRocket

Cynthia, I thought I recognized your name, and I checked your old posts. I was right.

I am an old guy (ancient!), so I will speak freely.

Your many questions indicate clearly to me that you are a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-05-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft v8 Issue Question

My German teacher, who was a marvelous lady from the old European tradition, used to say, "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools."

I don't want to pound on Mike. He really does need to migrate...
Forum: Basics 06-05-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

All I can say is that you should follow whatever style manual is standard for you.

Happy writing!
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-04-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft v8 Issue Question

The upgrade price of Final Draft 11 is $80 (rounding up), as is the cost of Fade In. (Subsequent upgrades of Fade In have been free.) The Final Draft website is not clear whether someone with version...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-04-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft v8 Issue Question

Yeah, this is the bottom line to the whole discussion. Just try it for yourself.

I would just point out one thing that I did not make really clear before. If you are thinking about working with...
Forum: Basics 06-04-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

Proper punctuation is simply:Officer Doolally said: "I'm gonna shoot you dead, Miss Poppycock, and there ain't a goddam thing that anyone can do to stop me."
The final period in the quote functions...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-02-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft v8 Issue Question

I will just add this to what Will said, but of course I do not know what else he might have wanted to say. These are just my own thoughts.

Just for the record ... and in no particular order and in...
Forum: Basics 06-02-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

I think you let a comma get wild here. I don't think you meant to have a comma after Poppycock.

In any case, the British standard, as far as I know, is to use quotes in a logical way. If the final...
Forum: Basics 05-31-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

Yeah, that is what I thought you meant.

You are correct that it is a peculiar standard. I do not like it, and I avoid it by either italicizing individual words instead of putting them into quotes,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-29-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft v8 Issue Question

In all sincerity and in the friendliest spirit ...

Stop screwing around with Final Draft and always having to deal with crap like this.

Spend $80 and get Fade In (https://www.fadeinpro.com). BTW, I...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,850
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Trim Down That Spec

Truth in commentary here ... I did not read all of that. It is too much like the 135-page script.

My thoughts are these:

Rarely if ever have I read a wannabe writer's script that was so good that I...
Forum: Basics 05-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

Hmm ... I don't see any punctuation problems here. The comma before *quickly* is not necessary, but I would not quarrel over it.

*The nod* is probably supposed to be *They nod*.

The quotes "yessir"...
Forum: Basics 05-26-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

Dialogue is dialogue. It is formatted as such.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-09-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Question about WriterSolo

Always stick with what you are happy with!

I was actually a beta tester on Screenwriter 6. The people running development were really nice.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-06-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Question about WriterSolo

I do not know what the deal is with Celtx these days. Many years ago it was free to use. I found it to be a very clumsy program.

Then Celtx adopted some kind of payment policy. Whether Celtx still...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-04-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,127
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

If I wanted to change my sig line on the board, I would think about using this. :(
Forum: Basics 04-28-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Action we can see happening in another room

It depends on what you intend for us to see.

I am going to assume that you mean for us to be aware that we are in the kitchen as we see the character come along the hallway and enter the kitchen,...
Forum: Basics 04-23-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting question - quick location changes

You do not ever need to use CONTINUOUS.

The TIME portion of a Master Scene Heading deals with general time of day (basically, two things: DAY or NIGHT) for production purposes.

If you use...
Forum: Basics 04-21-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Question about "establishing shots"

Excellent detailed answer by Will (Done Deal Pro).

I do not work in the film industry, but I have been a writer for a long time. I have never been an advocate of the view that the writer should let...
Forum: Basics 04-16-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting question - quick location changes

Use two Scene Headings.

That is how you do it. It does not matter that one of the scenes is short. It is still a scene. When you see a Scene Heading, it means: This is a scene with at least one...
Forum: Basics 04-12-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Flashback with present day V.O. and present day actions formatting query

That is pretty easy to do.

Provide an Action line or two that show us that she has pulled out a memo.

If you want to show the memo, I would use something like:


CLOSE ON MEMO, which...
Forum: Basics 04-12-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Flashback with present day V.O. and present day actions formatting query

What you did works fine. Only because I like to see total clarity, I would like to see a couple of tweaks. See below.
Blue = add text.
Red = delete text.




EXT. LAS VEGAS STRIP - MORNING

A TAXI...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-10-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,258
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

I am sure that Kent Tessman, the programmer of Fade In (@fadeinsoftware on Twitter), would be delighted to hear that. :)

And now that you have written a screenplay, you are a veteran and you can...
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