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Quick Screenwriting Tip: Don’t Abbreviate In Dialogue Jun 25

Quick TipQuick Screenwriting Tip:

Don’t use abbreviations in dialogue.

Abbreviated words like “Dept.” and “Sen.” are confusing in dialogue and force the reader to stop and think, however briefly… which is bad. Is it “Deputy” or “Department” / “Senator” or “Senior”? Just spell it out.

Mr./Mrs./Ms. are fine, however. But spell out “Doctor.”

 

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