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Quick Screenwriting Tip: Spacing after FADE IN: Apr 23

Quick Screenwriting Tip

Make sure you only have one blank line after FADE IN:

If you’ve set up your screenwriting software to use two blank lines above your scene headers (triple spacing), you need to ensure that there is only one blank line (double spacing) after FADE IN:

Failure to do so may brand you an amateur right out of the box.

This rule also applies to all other transitions.

Correct Line Spacing:



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