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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)


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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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