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The smart thing to do is to add continuos to the slug line. INT. GARAGE - NIGHT (CONTINOUS) This indicates the action is happening at the same time as... INT. SECURITY OFFICE - NIGHT (CONTINOUS)
Placing italics with thoughts in first person puts you in a difficult position because you will frequently be faced with that decision. Where do you draw the line? I would draw it where you have a tense change from past to present. And possibly from past to past perfect, but that doesn't really alter the reader's flow. Change to italics lets the reader know ...
You don't necessarily need the italics if it's first-person inner-monologue. This is basically where the character thinks. If you want to show that the character actually thought something in a specific way, then you can use italics.
If the thought interrupts the description the way a piece of dialogue does, you can italicize. (Some writers use quotation marks instead, while still others capitalize the thought like a quotation, but without the quote marks.) The point of italics is to separate the character's thought from the rest of the text and avoid any confusion between what's going ...
Hm, I think what you are trying to do, is to use a metatag like a Scrivener placeholder tag. I don't think it will work this way. Maybe the placeholder tag <$projecttitle> will do the trick?
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