The main idea of writing a script in Fountain is that you should be able to just start writing — as long as your text looks like a script, you should end up with a script.
n.b.: Fountain Mode uses the Fountain 1.1 syntax specification. While some programs use custom additions to the specification, these aren’t considered official. For the greatest cross-compatibility, stick with the 1.1 spec.
|• Metadata||Key-value info at the top of your script|
|• Section Headings||Outline your script with # prefix headings|
|• Scene Headings||Lines beginning with INT, EXT, etc.|
|• Characters||Names are in UPPERCASE|
|• Dialogue||Text following character elements|
|• Parenthetics||Text inside (parens) within dialogue|
|• Transitions||Uppercase lines ending in TO:|
|• Notes||Text within [[ double brackets ]]|
|• Synopses||Lines beginning with =|
|• Center Text||> Lines surrounded by greater/less than <|
|• Comments||C-style multi-line comments (aka boneyard)|