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Quick Screenwriting Tip: Spelling It Out Apr 15

Quick Screenwriting Tip

Any time you have dialogue that spells out a word, acronym, or initials, there are a couple of rules to follow.

1) Make sure letters are capitalized.

INCORRECT Usage:

SLACKER

Dude, you know what sucks? I have to get up tomorrow at nine a.m.

CORRECT Usage:

SLACKER

Dude, you know what sucks? I have to get up tomorrow at nine A.M.

2) Make sure letters are separated by either periods (.) or dashes (-).

INCORRECT Usage:

PET OWNER

Get the car keys. It’s time for Mister Barkle’s appointment at the V E T.

CORRECT Usage:

PET OWNER

Get the car keys. It’s time for Mister Barkle’s appointment at the V-E-T.

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