Parenthetical

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How do I add direction to dialog?

Parenthetical

Sometimes, a screenwriter needs to indicate information related to a piece of dialog—such as to whom the dialog is spoken, or emotions the character shows while speaking. Do this with a parenthetical statement on its own line between the character's name and the piece of dialog in question.

Examples: (to Smith), (profusely), or (meekly).

   

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