An Expression

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How do I begin a screenplay?

An Expression

“Typing FADE IN” or to have “typed FADE IN” is an expression sometimes used to indicate a writer has written the first few letters of a nascent screenplay. Many screenplays do not begin with the words “FADE IN”, as that is actually direction (which aspiring screenwriters should eschew). But when you tell your friends you have begun a first draft, be proud and say, “I typed FADE IN, today!”

   

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