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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
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 Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 308
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 Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
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: 11
Views: 226
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: 288
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: 288
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: 2,575
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: 206
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: 236
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: 246
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: 236
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: 179
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: 179
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: 7,695
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...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-07-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,695
Posted By ComicBent
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-24-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By ComicBent
Neat software utility

Sometimes, as writers or readers, we need to know some units of measure that are not standard or at least are not common in our culture.

I want to bring to your attention a really neat utility,...
Forum: Basics 03-17-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting with regards to location changes

You are not directing anything when you indicate a location within a scene.

However, I would stress to you that significant changes of location deserve their own master Scene Heading, not just a...
Forum: Basics 03-08-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting with regards to location changes

I have a standard answer:

Do it however you would like.

Nobody will send the police to your house for some kind of format violation.

Happy writing! :)
Forum: Basics 03-07-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting with regards to location changes

Lisa, everything is fine with this through the sprint across the street. But once the man gets to the other side, you are really dealing with a different location and you will need a closer shot. You...
Forum: Basics 03-06-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting questions relating to character names and descriptions

I agree with Will. Either option works.

But I would lobby strongly for the second option:
EMMA (O.S.)
What are you guys talking about?

They turn to see EMMA, 32, flushed with excitement, run...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-18-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,695
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Thank you for giving us an update.

Far too often, people just disappear and we never know the end of the story.

:)
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-04-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Emacs with Fountain Mode

Yeah, I do a lot of that, too. :)

Except that I am writing a book, so I guess that counts as something.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-28-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Emacs with Fountain Mode

Glad to hear that you are going to buy Fade In. You will not regret it. :)
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 01-23-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By ComicBent
Bob Saenz's new book

I just finished reading That's Not the Way It Works, in which Bob Saenz recounts a lot of things that he has learned and experienced in the screenwriting business. Bob is a member of Done Deal Pro...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By ComicBent
Bullzip PDF creator

Periodically I have something to say about making PDF files.

I want to alert new members, and remind old members here, that PDF files are quirky because the people who make PDF drivers sometimes...
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