Action lines create in the mind of the reader the experience of watching a movie. They should be succinct and to the point.
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When introducing a character, their name should be written in ALL CAPS, followed by a short fragmented description.
ROY BARKER, 30's, a stern face, meticulously groomed, types at his computer. This is a face of a person who demands perfection.
When writing a sound that will be heard by the audience, a single word should appear in ALL CAPS.
The sound of a DRIPPING faucet is heard o.s.
Any text that will appear onscreen, such as a newspaper headline, words on a sign or a computer screen should be enclosed in quotation marks.
On the computer screen an article headline reads: "How to fix a leaky faucet"