How to write a screenplay in the magical Fountain Language

How to write a screenplay in the magical Fountain Language

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A simple way to write screenplays.

The screenplay format is rigid and can get in the way of writing. I used to write everything in a standard screenwriting software until I discovered 'Fountain Language.'

(See below, links to Writing Applications and more information on using Fountain)

When you have completed the writing in 'Fountain' language, you can copy/paste it into a free software that will automate the screenplay format for you.

In baby-language, 'Fountain Language' is a pure form of writing, with no formatting. The best way to explain it is to show you.

  • First, I'll show you how a typical screenwriting software helps you write your scene in a screenplay format.
  • Then I'll show you how fountain language is done in writing.
  • When you have completed the writing in 'Fountain' language, you can copy/paste it into a free software that will automate the screenplay format for you.

This is a typical screenplay format:

Here is the SAME SCENE in FOUNTAIN LANGUAGE:

The great thing about using Fountain - is that you can use it on the go, use a simple text editor and then copy/paste it into a free software that translates it into screenplay format.

Here are FREE WRITING APPS than can automate Fountain into a Screenplay format:

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Olaf de Fleur

Creative unlocker. At your disposal. I direct and write films. Two-decade experience. Fifteen films. Sold high concepts. Corporate consultant.